Mar 24, 2008 — Yeshiva University men’s basketball freshman Zachary Gordon was named First Team All-Region by D3Hoops.com for an outstanding freshman campaign during which he earned First Team All-Conference by the Skyline Conference, and was voted the conference’s Rookie of the Year. Gordon is the first member of the team to earn All-Region honors from D3Hoops.com. The popular website that began awarding All-Region selections at the conclusion the 2001-02 season.
Gordon joined three other Skyline Conference men’s basketball players on the All-Region team and was one of only two Skyline Conference participants to be named first-team All-Region for the Atlantic Region. (The other was Farmingdale State junior Damien Santana.)
Gordon, a guard/forward, completed one of the finest individual seasons in the history of the Yeshiva University men’s basketball program for a player of any year, let alone a freshman. He averaged 20.2 points per game to lead the Maccabees and finished second in the Skyline Conference in scoring. In addition, Gordon’s 7.5 rebounds per game led the Maccabees and were good for fifth in the Skyline Conference. Gordon also averaged 1.81 blocked shots per game to finish second in the Skyline, and his 51 percent field goal percentage was the ninth best in the conference.
Gordon earned Skyline Conference Rookie of the Week five times, was named to the PrestoSports/MBWA Honor Roll four times, and was named to the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week twice for his outstanding season that included seven double-doubles, 20 games during which he scored 15 points or more, and 13 games during which he broke the 20-point plateau. He also registered a 31-point performance against Mount Saint Vincent on Feb. 20, and an incredible 41-point effort against SUNY Old Westbury during the Skyline Conference Quarterfinals on Feb. 26 as he led Yeshiva back from a 22-point second half deficit, and the Maccabees won 88-82 in overtime.
Gordon finished the season with 525 points, and 195 rebounds, putting him on a possible track to earn the rare distinction of a 2,000-point/1,000-rebound career.
Yeshiva University finished the 2007-08 season with an 11-16 overall record, including an 8-11 mark in Skyline Conference play. The Maccabees advanced to the Skyline Conference Semifinals for the first time since the 2001-02 season, and for only the second time since joining the Skyline Conference.