BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins men’s basketball team placed two players on the 2016-17 CoSIDA Academic All-District II Men’s Basketball Team it was announced Thursday afternoon. Graduate students Sam Gordon and Austin Vasiliadis earned the honor for the Blue Jays, making this the fifth time in the last six years that JHU has had two or more selections. Hopkins has produced 20 all-district honorees since 1990 with 17 of those coming in the last 11 seasons.
Hopkins two selections are tied for the most among all Division III schools in the nation. Gordon and Vasiliadis now go on the ballot for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. That team will be announced on February 28. Hopkins has produced seven CoSIDA Academic All-America honorees.
Gordon walked on to the team as a junior and has played 64 games with 40 starts since then. This season, he leads the team in field goal percentage (56.9) and rebounding (6.7) while ranking second in scoring (11.5) and blocks (0.7). Gordon has started all 22 games this season and ranks third in the Centennial Conference in rebounds and field goal percentage. Last season, he led the team in field goal percentage (55.4), free throw attempts (110), free throws made (71) and offensive rebounds (42). He also ranked third in rebounding (5.8) and fourth in scoring (9.6).
Gordon graduate in May with a 3.68 cumulative GPA and a degree in Economics. He is currently enrolled in the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and is pursuing a Master of Science in Finance. Gordon worked a summer research analyst for Investment Technology Group in the summer of 2015. He has served as an executive board member of JHU’s Marshal L. Salant Investment Team for the last three years. In addition, Gordon is the co-founder and President of Hopkins And1, a tutoring and mentoring program that works with Baltimore’s Digital Harbor High School.
Vasiliadis earns CoSIDA Academic All-District honors for the second time in his career after earning the honor as a junior. He is the sixth player in program history to earn the honor twice. Vasiliadis suffered a torn ACL, the second of his career, in late December 2015. He returned this season and started the opener on November 15. Since the beginning of his junior year, he has started all 56 games in which he has dressed. Vasiliadis leads the Centennial in assists (4.3) and ranks second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.4). He ranks first in program history in career assist-to-turnover ratio (2.13), third in assists (351), fourth in steals (129), third in free throw percentage (.826) and 11th in games played (104).
A Phi Beta Kappa, Vasiliadis graduated in May with a degree in Economics with a 3.98 cumulative GPA. He is also pursuing a Master of Science in Finance at the Carey Business School. Vasiliadis worked as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Deutsche Bank and FBR Capital Markets. He served as the Co-President of the Marshal L. Salant Student Investment Team for two years. He also served as the Treasurer of Johns Hopkins’ Hellenic Student Association for three-and-a-half years.