Michael Sam and Jason Collins tweeted congratulations to Derrick Gordon on coming out gay.

Gordon, a guard on the Minuteman basketball team at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, publicly came out on Wednesday, making him the first openly gay NCAA Division 1 basketball player.

(Related: Derrick Gordon, NCAA basketball player, comes out gay.)

Collins is the NBA's first openly gay player, coming out last year on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

“I'm so proud of @flash2gordon,” Collins messaged to his more than 108,000 followers. “Another brave young man who is going to make it easier for so many others to live an authentic life. #courage.”

Sam, an NFL draft prospect who came out gay in February, also congratulated Gordon.

“Many congratulations to you Derrick Gordon @flash2gordon – you have so many in your corner and we're all proud and rooting for you #courage,” Sam messaged to his more than 95,000 followers.