Boeheim’s Army made another big name addition to the roster for The Basketball Tournament this summer. The team will add recent Syracuse Orange grad John Gillon, who played for SU just last season.
Gillon played just one season at Syracuse, but certainly made his mark. On top of the game-winner vs. Duke depicted above, the grad transfer was the team’s starting point guard. When Gillon was on, the team looked to be humming rather well on both ends. When he wasn’t, the Orange seemed to struggle a bit.
Playing nearly 30 minutes per game in 2016-17, he averaged 10.5 points and 5.4 assists per game, while shooting 41.9 percent from three.
Since he didn’t receive an NBA Summer League invite, it only makes sense that Gillon would utilize the showcase that is the TBT to potentially earn interests from scouts or teams abroad.
Gillon is the second recent Syracuse grad to join Boeheim’s Army in the last week, joining Trevor Cooney, whose addition was announced just the other day.
The current Boeheim’s Army roster sits at 10 players now, and there are at least a few guards, which should lessen the ball-handling load for all of them. Along with Gillon and Cooney, Eric Devendorf, Scoop Jardine and Brandon Triche are also on the team. (UPDATE: Scoop is injured, so Gillon is replacing him)
Boeheim’s Army will place its first TBT game on Saturday, July 8 at 6 p.m. ET vs. the Dubois Dream. Should they earn a victory there, they’ll meet the winner of City of Gods and Gaelnation in Round of 32.
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