The Syracuse Orange seem intent on bringing on a grad transfer guard to help fill out the depth chart in the upcoming 2016-2017 basketball season. They whiffed on Columbia University graduate transfer Grant Mullins, they've got Michigian grad transfer Spike Albrecht visiting this weekend and now it looks like Colorado State grad transfer John Gillon will be visiting as well.
Colorado State grad transfer John Gillon will visit Syracuse on Friday, he tells Scout.— Syracuse Basketball (@cusesigel) April 28, 2016
Colorado State transfer John Gillon told @CBSSports his final three schools are Syracuse, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M. Immediately eligible.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 28, 2016
Syracuse has already offered Gillon but since he's originally from Houston we might have some stiff competition from Oklahoma and Texas.
Here's what John wrote the other day about Gillon:
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.
Between the visiting recruits and all of these grad transfer potentials, it's gonna be interesting to see how all of this shakes out.