Rams Add Speedy Point Guard to Backcourt

Kevin C. Cox

With the departure of reserve shooting guard Jordan Mason, Coach Larry Eustachy had an open scholarship to fill and used it on University of Arkansas-Little Rock point guard John Gillon.

The Rams 2013 recruiting class has been completed, again. After rounding out the class initially with the addition of transfer Stanton Kidd, redshirt freshman Jordan Mason decided to transfer away from the program and opened up a spot for Eustachy to fill. He used it on John Gillon who played his freshman season at Arkansas-Little Rock before deciding to transfer for his final three years of eligibility.

He will have to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules before being eligible for the 2014-2015 season.

Gillon was the second leading scorer on the Trojans with 10.6 points a game, despite only starting in twelve games. He also tallied 2.4 rebounds and assists. He is effective at getting to the line, scoring just over three points a game from the charity stripe, and shoots 81.7% from it; a number good enough for best in the conference.

Gillon chose Colorado State over Texas A&M, Stephen F. Austin, and Tennessee-Martin.

He told the Coloradoan that he expects a faster tempo at Colorado State than we have seen in the past.

Gillon said Eustachy told him that he wanted to play at a faster pace than the Rams did last year in Eustachy's first season as coach because he "he didn't really have the players to play like that, he didn't have a fast point guard, and he felt like I can help them play the way they want."

Gillon will join J.J. Avila, Stanton Kidd, Dantiel Daniels, David Cohn, Marcus Holt, and Carlton Hurst as the final member of the 2013 recruiting class.

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