Lorenzo Gordon is a 31 year old 201cm forward from St Louis that is playing his ninth professional season and first with Ramat Hasharon (Israel-National League). He started his basketball career at Mineral Area community college. He then played a season at Illinois State(NCAA) before finishing his college career at Oklahoma City (NAIA) where he played 27 games averaging 23.7ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 57.7%, 3PT: 18.6%, FT: 61.5%. In 2006 he started his professional basketball career with Gotha Basket (Sweden-Basketligan)22 games: 21.0ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 61.8%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 60.0%, in March ’07 signed at Entente Orleans 45 (France-ProA)3 games: 7.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.3apg. IN the 2007-2008 season he played for Kepez Bld Antalya (Turkey-TBL) playing 30 games: Score-3(21.3ppg), 8.6rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 58.2%, FT: 69.6%. IN the 2008-2009 season he played for the Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-1.Bundesliga) playing EuroChallenge: 4 games: 14.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.0apg; German League: 24 games: 12.8ppg, 7.0rpg, FGP: 60.9%, FT: 52.5%. In the 2009-2010 season he played for Aliaga Petkim (Turkey-TBL) playing 29 games: 14.0ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.2apg, FGP-2(66.9%), FT: 44.6%. In the 2010-2011 season he played for MarcoPoloShop.it Forli (Italy-Lega2) playing 21 games: Score-4(19.5ppg), 7.8rpg, 1.7spg, FGP: 58.6%, 3PT: 15.0%, FT: 77.9%, in Mar.’11 moved to Maccabi Ashdod (Israel-Premier League) playing 7 games: 11.0ppg, 5.4rpg, FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 64.0%. IN the 2011-2012 season he played for Ural Ekaterinburg (Russia-Superleague) playing 34 games: Score-2(15.6ppg), 6.2rpg, FGP: 57.1%, FT: 62.7%. In the 2012-2013 season he played briefly for Royal Hali Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediye (Turkey-TBL). Last season he played for Obras Sanitarias Buenos Aires (Argentina-LigaA): 10 games: 10.3ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 52.8%, FT: 60.0%. He spoke to German Hoops about basketball.
Lorenzo thanks for talking to German Hoops. You recently signed in Israel with Ramat Hasharon. You are turning 32 years in May. I thought that you had retired with all the stuff going on in the States with Basketball Wives?
Yes that is true I had much going on in the States and took a year off to support my wife on her show Basketball Wives L.A. I really noticed in the last year that I had missed the game of basketball and wanted to come back again.
How did you come about getting this job in Israel? I heard you had offers from BBL teams like the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven?
Yes I had some offers from German BBL teams, but they were a bit hesitant about what I could do after being away from the game so long. Many teams didn´t want to take a chance on me but Ramat Hasharon did and I am thankful they did. I have to prove myself all over again, but don´t be surprised if you see me in Germany again next season.
You are playing in the second division in Israel. A few years ago you played in their first division with Maccabi Ashdod. What is the biggest difference between both leagues?
There are fewer imports allowed in the second league. The game is more up and down in this league while the first league is more like the BBL. There are also less big men in the second league.