Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay male player in Division I basketball on Wednesday morning, telling his story to ESPN's Kate Fagan.

Gordon and UMass head coach Derek Kellogg subsequently had interviews on ESPN to discuss the announcement.

Fagan asked Gordon how he felt now that he had come out. He responded: "Awesome."

"For this to be happening right now, me coming out, it's an indescribable feeling, honestly," Gordon said. "I couldn't be any happier. I feel like I can fly."

He told his teammates exactly one week ago, after coming out to Kellogg.


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