2017 NBA All-Star Game-Eric Gordon is 3-Point Champ


Eric Gordon is pictured here when he was with the New Orleans Pelicans with a former top US junior who I have played many times. (Courtesy John Beaumont Facebook Page)

Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets won the 3-point contest at the 2017 NBA All-Star Game this weekend and plays table-tennis. His younger brother, Evan Gordon, played basketball for his college and played table-tennis at the 2016 US Nationals and 2016 US Open and is rated around 2,200 in table-tennis currently which is very impressive for a serious player from another sport.

Evan Gordon played my student, Rahul Vaidun, at the 2016 US Nationals and won 3-0. He told Rahul’s Dad that he had been playing table-tennis for only 6 months and reached 2,000. My guess is that he has played only seriously for 6 months but played a lot before that as I have never heard of someone reaching 2,000 after 6 months of play. It’s likely his basketball helped his table-tennis. I have heard of people reaching 2,000 in 2 years of serious play but never in 6 months. After a rating of 2,000, it becomes much harder to improve every 100 points.

Eric and Evan Gordon in Dusseldorf, Germany (home of the 2017 World Championships)

Evan Gordon Collegiate Article about basketball and table-tennis

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