Northwest Mississippi Community College sophomore all-conference guard Jitaurious Gordon has signed a scholarship to play for Nicholls State University next season.

Gordon, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound product of Tunica, has a team-leading 16.8 point average through five games this season, while adding 22 assists and 20 steals. He has shot 49 percent from the floor and has scored in double figures in all but one contest, including a career-high 27 points in a loss at SAU Tech.

"I'm very proud of Jitaurious and what he's done for us the past two seasons at Northwest," interim head coach Shane Oakley said. "I think that Nicholls has picked up a great player that will make an immediate impact for their program. He's a consistent player and versatile guard that can play both guard spots at the next level."

Gordon attended JUCO Report's Top 100 event in Atlanta this summer, an invitation-only showcase open to all rising junior college freshmen and sophomores and attended by numerous college coaches, national media and scouting services.

Gordon started in all but three contests as a freshman and played a significant role in the Rangers' 22-4 season and MACJC North Division championship.

The former Horn Lake standout averaged 14.3 points and 2.8 assists per game, while garnering Second Team All-MACJC honors.

Gordon averaged a team-best 26.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.7 steals during his senior season at Horn Lake and guided the Eagles to a 19-10 overall record. He shot 53 percent from the floor, while also scoring in double figures in all 29 games, including 48 against Olive Branch and 49 against Southaven.

Gordon finished with over 1,000 points for his high school career.

Brian Lentz is Sports Information Director at Northwest Mississippi Community College.

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