#4 John Gillon
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6'0" 178 lbs Guard
HS: Strake Jesuit Houston, TX
Born: 3/31/1994 Houston, TX
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2016-17 Gr G 34 23 1015 105 256 41.0% 93 108 86.1% 54 129
41.9%
184 63 50 13 52 0 72 49 1 357 10.5 5.4 1.9
Career    
34
23
1015
105
256
41.0%
93
108
86.1%
54
129
41.9%
184
63
50
13
52
0
72
49
1
357
10.5
5.4
1.9

John Gillon was a guard for Syracuse University basketball. He came to Syracuse as a graduate transfer, after graduating from Colorado State in 2016 with a year of eligibility remaining.

John Gillon Syracuse Orange BasketballGillon started his career at Arkansas-Little Rock. He would lead the Sun Belt Conference in free throw shooting his freshman year making 81.7% of his shots. Gillon scored 22 points in his first collegiate game, coming off the bench against Tennessee-Martin. He scored a season high 24 against Arkansas State.

Arkansas-Little Rock
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2012-13 Fr G 27 12 609 80 190 42.1% 89 109 81.7% 37 94 39.4% 64 65 57 8 53 0 62 19 1 286 10.6 2.4 2.4
Career    
27
12
609
80
190
42.1%
89
109
81.7%
37
94
39.4%
64
65
57
8
53
0
62
19
1
286
10.6
2.4
2.4

Gillon had to sit out his sophomore season due to the NCAA transfer rules. In 2014-2015, he was the Mountain West Conference Sixth Man of the Year. He led the Rams in assists both his junior and senior seasons. He scored a career high 28 points in a loss against Long Beach State his senior year.

Colorado State Statistics
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2013-14 So DNP 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 0 --- 0 0 --- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014-15 Jr G 34 0 708 61 168 36.3% 112 141 79.4% 34 86 39.5% 110 56 51 5 49 0 41 12 2 268 7.9 3.2 1.6
2015-16 Sr G 34 25 1079 119 311 38.3% 152 173 87.9% 60 180 33.3% 131 97 83 14 84 1 77 26 5 450 13.2 3.9 2.9
Career    
68
25
1787
180
479
37.6%
264
314
84.1%
94
266
35.3%
241
153
134
19
133
1
118
38
7
718
10.6
3.5
2.3

Gillon would start his season with the Orange as a reserve splitting point guard duties with Frank Howard. He moved into into the starting lineup by mid December as the shooting guard, but the team struggled without one true point guard. At the start of January, coach Jim Boeheim designated Gillon the full time point guard for the season and the offense started to work better.

In one of the team’s most exciting games of the year, they played North Carolina State. The team trailed by 16 points in the second half, but would rally behind Gillon’s heroics. Gillon would hit a three point shot with 1.8 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game up and send it to overtime. There the Orange would win 100-93. Gillon would end up hitting 9 out of 10 three point shots, and all fourteen of his free throws, as he had a career high 43 points in the win.

Syracuse played #10 Duke at the Dome on February 22 nd. It was another memorable game in the series, with the game being tied down the stretch. Duke missed a shot with 7.5 seconds remaining, and Gillon drove the down the court. He stopped at the top of the key and banked in a three point shot at the buzzer that gave the Orange the dramatic win.

Gillon would finish his only season with the Orange with an impressive 41.9% three point shooting percentage, along with 86.1% free throw shooting.

Gillon would play a couple of professional seasons in the G-league before moving on to an international career.

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