Saint Louis freshman Carte’Are Gordon expected to transfer

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Saint Louis freshman big man Carte’Are Gordon is expected to transfer, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

The former top-100 prospect sent out a cryptic tweet saying goodbye to Saint Louis earlier on Wednesday. The 6-foot-8 Gordon is expected to officially move on from the program by the end of the week.

Gordon was one of the highest-rated Saint Louis recruits in years as he was seen as a centerpiece for head coach Travis Ford to potentially build with. Gordon has been committed to the Billikens since late in 2016. During freshman season, Gordon was averaging 8.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game while playing in 24.5 minutes per contest.

Saint Louis is expected to be a major factor in the Atlantic 10 race this season, as losing Gordon right before conference play is a major blow for the Billikens.