Yes, Evan Gordon has not yet suited up for a single game for the Hoosiers. Despite this, Gordon is valuable because of his experience, ability to handle the ball and scoring.
The Hoosiers are going to be a very young team this season. Indiana's roster features six freshmen and four sophomores.
Gordon is a senior, so this year won't be his first rodeo. He can help the younger players adjust to life as a college basketball player.
Gordon's value on this team increases because of the point guard situation. Outside of returning starter Yogi Ferrell, Indiana is pretty thin. The only other player on the roster with any experience at the position is Jonny Marlin, but he hasn't played against big time competition like Gordon.
While Gordon is more of a shooting guard, he can bring the ball up the court if necessary. Depending on how Tom Crean configures his lineup, injuries, etc., Gordon could spend considerable time at point.
Finally, Gordon has shown he can put up points. He spent two years at Liberty University, averaging 12.0 and 14.1 points per game, respectively. Last year at Arizona State, he scored 10.1 points per game.
For a team facing questions on the offensive side of the ball, Gordon is a key piece for the Hoosiers.