GALE GORDON 

GORDON, GALE

Hometown:  Kansas City, MO (Westport HS)

 

Gale Gordon Photo 1 - Kansas Jayhawks Basketball

 

 

CATEGORY   TOTAL   1925 1926 1927
YEAR     So. Jr. Sr.
POSITION     C/G C/G C/G
HEIGHT     6'2 6'2 6'2
WEIGHT     166 166 166
JERSEY    
Games Played/Started 49/   16/ 18/ 15/
Points 219   17 150 52
   Per Game 4.5   1.1 8.3 3.5
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1926:   All-American; All MVC, Starter

1927:  Starter

Also a collegiate pole vaulter.

Jersey retired 1/15/2003.

Gale Gordon continued the string of KU basketball All-Americans in the 1920s being named to the 1927 squad.  He was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference outfit the same year.  A combination guard- forward, Gordon played one year with Tus Ackerman and combined with Al Peterson throughout his career as KU won conference titles in 1925-27.

Source:  Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

Twice a first-team All-American and All-Missouri Valley selection, Gordon was an important member of KU's 1927 conference championship team the Jayhawks' fifth straight such title. He is a member of the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame.