Colorado State guard John Gillon transfers to Syracuse

first_img Published on May 1, 2016 at 2:18 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Gillon, who will receive his degree this month from CSU, will be immediately eligible.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs a Ram, Gillon averaged 13.2 points per game last season in an average of 31.7 minutes. He shot 38.3 percent on field goals and 33.3 percent on 3-pointers. The 6-foot, 168-pound Houston, Texas native began his collegiate career at Arkansas-Little Rock. After playing there his freshman season and averaging 10.6 points per game, Gillon transferred to Colorado State.Jordana Rubin | Web DesignerDue to NCAA transfer rules, Gillon had to sit out in 2013-14. In his first year playing at CSU, Gillon was named the Mountain West Sixth Man of the Year. In four seasons on the collegiate level, Gillon’s teams have never reached the NCAA Tournament. This past season, the Rams lost in the conference championship game to Fresno State by nine points.With fifth-year senior Michael Gbinije leaving SU, the Orange will have an opening at its point guard position. Syracuse returns point guard Frank Howard, who will be a sophomore next season, and brings in freshman guard Tyus Battle. Freshman wing Malachi Richardson declared for the NBA Draft but did not sign an agent so he still has the option to return to school for his sophomore season by May 25. Comments Related Stories Graphical breakdown of Syracuse basketball’s scholarship situationMalachi Richardson will enter NBA Draft but not sign with an agentSyracuse basketball transfer Chinonso Obokoh visiting St. Bonaventure and Rutgers, per sourceKaleb Joseph to transfer to Creighton Former Colorado State guard John Gillon will transfer to Syracuse, he announced in a tweet Sunday afternoon.last_img read more