17 Star Athletes Who Didn't Start Until Their Senior Year of High School

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Dee Gordon

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Dee Gordon

Dee Gordon is one of the quickest players in baseball.

The Seattle Mariners star led the MLB in stolen bases in 2014, 2015 and 2017. 

His trophy case also includes a Gold Glove award, Silver Slugger award and two All-Star selections.

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Dee Gordon is one of the quickest players in baseball.

The Seattle Mariners star led the MLB in stolen bases in 2014, 2015 and 2017. 

His trophy case also includes a Gold Glove award, Silver Slugger award and two All-Star selections.

Not bad for a kid who didn't even play baseball until his senior year of high school.

Despite his father, Tom Gordon, being a long-time reliever in the MLB, Dee was obsessed with basketball during his younger days.

It wasn't until his senior year of high school that he decided to finally give baseball a shot.

"He's the one who got me into playing baseball because I didn't like baseball. I played basketball in high school. Finally, he talked me into trying baseball my senior year in high school," Dee told MLive.com. "After I did well with it, I liked it a lot."

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