Guard transfers to CSU after freshman year at Arkansas - Little Rock
2013-14 (REDSHIRT) Will sit out the the 2013-14 season as a transfer from UALR
2012-13 (FRESHMAN) Appeared in 27 games with 12 starts as a freshman in 2012-13 at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock...Finished second on the team in scoring, averaging 10.6 points per game...Averaged 2.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game...Led or tied for the team lead in scoring 11 times, tying him with Will Neighbour for the team lead in that category...Finished the season shooting 42.1 percent from the floor, 39.4 percent from three-point range and led the Sun Belt by shooting 81.7 percent from the foul line...Reached double figures in scoring 11 times and knocked down two-plus three-pointers in 10 contests...Came off the bench to score 22 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the field and 10-of-11 shooting from the foul line in his college debut vs. UT Martin (Nov. 9)...The 22 points were the most by a UALR freshman in their college debut since the Trojans moved to Division I in 1979...Knocked down three treys and scored 14 points at Ole Miss (Nov. 16)...Totaled 16 points and five rebounds in UALR's 78-56 win over Jacksonville (Nov. 21)...Handed out a season-high six assists in UALR's 69-56 win over SMU (Nov. 24)...Scored 17 points and grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against Tulsa (Dec. 15)...Totaled 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 17)...Reached double figures in scoring for the third-straight game with 14 points at South Alabama (Dec. 22)...Suffered a knee injury against Western Kentucky (Jan. 3) that forced him to miss the next five games...Ended the season by reaching double figures in UALR's final three games, including a career-best 24 points in the Trojans' 78-71 win over Arkansas State (March 2)...Knocked down 15-of-18 free throws in his 24-point game against ASU, setting new Jack Stephens Center records for free throws made (15) and attempted (18) in a single game.
HIGH SCHOOL A two-time first team all-district selection and the District 19-5A Offensive Player of the Year as a senior...Helped lead Strake Jesuit to two-straight district championships...Averaged 21 points and four assists per game as a senior as the Crusaders compiled a 26-4 record (14-0 in district play)...Averaged 17.5 points, 4.1 steals and 2.7 assists per game as a junior, while shooting 61 percent from the field, 46 percent from three-point range and 84 percent at the foul line...Named to the All-Tournament First Team at the Father George Jesuit Christmas Classic in Washington, D.C. after helping Strake Jesuit to a tournament title...He and teammate Rasheed Sulaimon, who signed with Duke, were voted the top backcourt duo in the greater Houston area...Played under head coach Wayne Jones...A member of the Black Student Union committee...A Bellaire Honor Roll recipient, he had a 50-point game the summer after his junior year playing for the Houston Select, and scored 60 points in a fall tournament game as a senior.
PERSONAL Full name is John Benjamin Gillon...Born March 31, 1994 in Houston, Texas...Son of John and Phyllis Gillon...Has two brothers, Jordan and Jarius...Plans to major in business marketing.