Gonzaga Lands Another Transfer Guard - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

Gonzaga Lands Another Transfer Guard

Posted:
Eric McClellan had planned on returning to Vanderbilt after suspension, now he's on Mark Few's squad. (Photo: Foxsports.com) Eric McClellan had planned on returning to Vanderbilt after suspension, now he's on Mark Few's squad. (Photo: Foxsports.com)
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Former Vanderbilt guard Eric McClellan has committed to play basketball at Gonzaga University, as reported by CBSSports.com

The 6-foot-4 shooter led Vandy with 14.3 points per game through the first 12 of the season but was dismissed from the Commodores team for violating a university academic policy. McClellan also averaged 4.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game while on the court last season.

According to CBSSports.com's Jon Rothstein, McClellan will be eligible to play during the second semester of the upcoming 2014-15 season as long as he complete's three courses over the next 7 weeks. Gonzaga could also file a waiver with the NCAA to try and allow the Austin, Texas native to play the entire season if he completes his academic requirements over the next seven weeks.

Regardless of when he can play, McClellan will join a backcourt unit loaded with talent in Kevin Pangos, Gary Bell Jr. and USC transfer Byron Wesley. 

"They're (Gonzaga's staff) giving me an opportunity to resurrect my career," McClellan said to CBS Sports. "I couldn't be happier. There's a lot of honesty and trust between us right now."

Gonzaga returns three starters in Pangos, Bell Jr. and 7-foot-1 big man Przmek Karnowski and will most likely feature Kentucky transfer forward Kyle Wiltjer after he sat out the 2013-14 season due to NCAA transfer regulations. Should McClellan be able to play immediately, as many as three transfers (McClellan, Wesley and Wiltjer) could play significant rolls for the Zags this upcoming season. 

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • Press Pass Pullman Returns To SWX On Monday

    Press Pass Pullman Returns To SWX On Monday

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:46:35 GMT
    Press Pass Pullman returns to SWX on Monday night at 10 PM for its third season.
    Press Pass Pullman returns to SWX on Monday night at 10 PM for its third season.
  • EWU Volleyball Rallies In Charleston

    EWU Volleyball Rallies In Charleston

    The Eastern Washington University women's volleyball team found itself in another thrilling five-set match Tuesday, Sept. 2, winning the final two frames to defeat host College of Charleston, 3-2, in a nonconference match.
    The Eastern Washington University women's volleyball team found itself in another thrilling five-set match Tuesday, Sept. 2, winning the final two frames to defeat host College of Charleston, 3-2, in a nonconference match.
  • EWU's Adams and Miller Named Big Sky Players of the Week

    EWU's Adams and Miller Named Big Sky Players of the Week

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:48:44 GMT
    Eastern Washington University senior punter Jake Miller and junior quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. have been selected by the Big Sky Conference as its first ROOT SPORTS football Players of the Week for the 2014 season.
    Eastern Washington University senior punter Jake Miller and junior quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. have been selected by the Big Sky Conference as its first ROOT SPORTS football Players of the Week for the 2014 season.
  • GonzagaGonzagaMore>>

  • Gonzaga Women's Basketball Announces WCC Slate

    Gonzaga Women's Basketball Announces WCC Slate

    First-year Gonzaga University head women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier will make her West Coast Conference debut at home as the 2014-15 WCC schedule was announced Tuesday.
    First-year Gonzaga University head women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier will make her West Coast Conference debut at home as the 2014-15 WCC schedule was announced Tuesday.
  • Gonzaga Basketball Announces WCC Schedule

    Gonzaga Basketball Announces WCC Schedule

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:49:08 GMT
    Gonzaga University's men's basketball team will open West Coast Conference place with three road games to begin defense of its WCC regular-season title as the 2014-15 conference slate was announced Monday.
    Gonzaga University's men's basketball team will open West Coast Conference place with three road games to begin defense of its WCC regular-season title as the 2014-15 conference slate was announced Monday.
  • Gonzaga Basketball To Play UW Starting in 2016

    Gonzaga Basketball To Play UW Starting in 2016

    Monday, August 4 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-04 21:14:03 GMT
    The Dawgs and Zags are reuniting.
    The Dawgs and Zags are reuniting.
Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.