Grad transfer John Gillon commits to Syracuse

John Gillon has committed to Syracuse.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- John Gillon, a graduate student from Colorado State, has committed to Syracuse, he tells Scout. 

"I just know it is a great place for me," Gillon said. "Everyone is genuine there."

He later announced his decision on Twitter.

After his decision to transfer for a fifth year of eligibility from Colorado State, the schools initially linked to Gillon were Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Texas Christian, Utah, Wichita State, North Carolina State, Creighton and Purdue. He soon named three finalists: Syracuse, Texas A&M and Oklahoma.

The 6-foot Houston native was thought to be a difficult get for the Orange due to A&M and Oklahoma's proximity to home, but it didn't matter in the end.

Gillon, who has one year of eligibility remaining, will add significant depth to the SU backcourt next season. He will compete right away with Frank Howard for the starting point guards position. 

At Colorado State, he started 26 games last season and averaged 13.2 points and 3.8 assists per game. 

Gillon visited Syracuse over the weekend. 

"I'll officially sign after I graduate in two weeks," he told Until then, the commitment is a verbal. He has cancelled his scheduled visits to Oklahoma and Texas A&M.

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