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Syracuse Basketball: Colorado State Grad Transfer John Gillon Considering Orange

The former Mountain West sixth man of the year is looking to wrap up his career elsewhere.

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As you've already noticed, the Syracuse Orange are looking for another guard to add to its slim rotation for 2016-17. Last week, Michigan's Spike Albrecht's name was tossed into the ring, and before that, Columbia's Grant Mullins also expressed some interest in heading to SU.

The latest name to add to the potential transfer list? Six-foot tall, 168-pound Colorado State guard John Gillon.

As indicated by ESPN's Jeff Borzello above, Syracuse is among a decent-sized list of schools the graduate transfer guard will be considering as he looks to close out his college career. Gillon is a Houston native, so perhaps there's some extra weight put to those Texas schools? At the same time, he played two years at Colorado State and another at Arkansas-Little Rock, so he's certainly not opposed to traveling a bit to play.

It's also been confirmed that the Orange have offered him (as is usually the case when a player lists a school like this).

Gillon has spent the last two years with the Rams, where he's steadily increased his role as one of the team's primary offensive weapons. He was the 2014-15 Mountain West Conference Sixth Man of the Year while shooting nearly 40-percent from three in 21 minutes per game. This past season, he averaged 13.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. His three-point shooting dipped to 33 percent, but overall field goal percentage jumped from 36 to 38 percent.


No indication on his timeline just yet, but you'd think Syracuse will be working to move fairly quickly with any grad transfer that decides they'd like to join the fold. The team still has several roster spots available and could potentially bring on more than one grad transfer even if they add another high school recruit for 2016.