The postseason accolades continue for senior forward Larry Gordon, who was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-American team.
The 6-foot-5 Pomona native joins Bill Leedom (1962-63), Paul Scranton (1965-66), Terry Ross (1990-91) and Jeff Bonds (2004-05) as the only Broncos to earn All-American honors in Cal Poly Pomona's history.
“He's one of the premier players in the history of our program,” says Broncos coach Greg Kamansky. “His honor is based on his hard work and effort. He's one of the hardest workers to have ever played here. It's a big accomplishment for our program.
“He's the kind of player who thrives on big games and isn't afraid to compete. What he has displayed during our postseason run is symbolic of his ability. There's not too many of those types of kids who come around.”
Gordon is the only player in university history to have at least 1,400 points, 900 rebounds, 500 field goals, 350 free throws, 125 steals and 45 blocks in his career. He is just eight rebounds shy of becoming the school's all-time leader, trailing Scranton's record of 935 set 43 years ago.
He joins Bonds as the only players who are ranked among the school's all-time career top five in points, rebounds, field goals made, free throws made and steals.
Gordon averages 15.3 points and 10.4 rebounds a contest for the Broncos (23-7), who captured the NCAA West Region title with a 59-58 upset over the region's top seed and nation's third-ranked team Brigham Young Hawaii on March 18. He has produced double-doubles in each NCAA Tournament game and was named the region's Most Outstanding Player.
In addition, Gordon was the California Collegiate Athletic Association's Most Valuable Player and is a four-time All-CCAA performer. He ranks eighth in rebounds in the latest NCAA Rankings.