Freshman Grant Gelon granted release from Indiana

  • 05/24/2017 7:09 am in

Indiana freshman guard Grant Gelon has been granted his release from Indiana and intends to explore his transfer options, Inside the Hall has confirmed.

Jeff Rabjohns of Peegs.com was the first to report the news early Wednesday morning.

Gelon, who played in just 12 games last season for IU, averaged 1.8 points and shot 60 percent on 3-pointers in 3.2 minutes per game.

The 6-foot-5 guard, who played at Crown Point, was an Indiana All-Star and was the first class of 2016 commitment for Tom Crean.

But Gelon never saw the floor consistently as a freshman and of his 12 appearances last season, eight of them came against low-major competition.

Indiana has not commented on the status of Gelon.

If he does complete a transfer to another institution, it would bring Indiana’s roster to 12 scholarship players for next season.

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  • marcusgresham

    I don’t think it would be a PR nightmare to say, “we have an open scholarship this year and you’ve worked hard so we’re going to use it on you this season to reduce some of the financial burden on you and your parents.” (I don’t know that there’s any financial burden on a kid from Carmel who has a brother in the NBA, but it’s still a nice, symbolic gesture.)

  • MK

    CAM = Coach Archie Miller

    Similar to…

    CTC = Coach Tom Crean or Cinnamon Toast Crunch… take your pick.

  • Craig Mitchell Ha’o.

    *Best wishes to Grant and his Family, and to his Basketball Future. Onward-upward GG moving Forward. At least you’ll get more playing time and hopefully start even, after your transfer yr. Work Hard-EARN
    your role. ??

    Too bad that frmr Dayton commit/Minnesota Mr. Bball Guard McKinley Wright subseq committed to Colorado. He was consid. Prep school for a yr. presumably to be in IU’s 2018 Class.

    So Tremont Waters is a possibility for Indiana..for Real? As i mentioned before here in the B1G and at a High profile program like Indiana..with injuries and a LONG season-guys wearing Down and rubber legs in March I dont know how much sense it makes to “hold a Scholarship”. Because IU’s mandate isnt just competing ag. MSU, Purdue or Wiscy for Big 10 Titles. Its doing that…AND competing ag. and Beating the Top teams like UK, Arizona, Duke…UNC..Louisville…UCLA etc. You see THEM holding rides? Theyre Loading UP..with 4 and 5*’s..skilled Grad transfers etc. I think Coach Miller will adjust as needed-we want to be playing Championship Bball in the Big Ten and mid March-April. Gotta have Numbers and talent off the Bench.

    *Unhappy players..minutes and roles? Everyday in Practice is when Roles and Rotation spots are EARNED. Ability to D it up..Attitude and Supporting a Teammate..Hard Work and Classroom performance. These all Factor in. Then ROTATE your top 9 or 10 regularly..with the last 3 or 4 (McRoberts..who might well be IN that top group) Working to earn their way into that Rotation while still being utilized situationally. Everyones Working to improve on D and in Practice..everyone knows theyd better be Ready to PLAY physicalky/mentally Every game….Fresher Legs in March/April too. (Shooter says…”that’ll DO..”)??

    Interested to see what frmr JUCO star Freddie Mcswain is bringing next season after a Summer of Hard Work and Skill development under Miller and his Outstanding Staff. Freshman 6’7″ Justin Smith looks physically like he’ll transition nicely to D1 Play and I think along with Senior Colin Hartman wholl play at diff. Frontcourt spots makes our #3 SF/Wing position an interesting Follow. Crean’s 4 out 1 in Drib Drv was never going to allow McSwain and his late start due to.injury to excel. He might surprise some this Fall..esp in transition off Rebs and steals.

    *Id Love to See us Press more..which might bring in long 6’10” Frosh Clifton Moore too-who runs the Floor Very well and can block shots too. Young man is confident too. He Believes he can Play NOW. GOOD!! Change it up..pick up 3/4 ths court..then on next baseline inbounds..PRESS EM. Turn em over..attack the rim.

    Miller looks like a Shot Doc too..he Wants us to Attack the Rim..Draw Fouls..Foul out the opponent..sounds like RMK right?? ?? MAKE YOUR FT’s Hoosiers!! Another B1G factor once again at 1001 N.Fee Lane!
    More Summer Team Workout Pics and video PLEASE Coach Miller. This is a Fanbase of a Once ELITE NATIONAL PROGRAM starving..for #6…and a Return to the Head table. Please keep the Baby Fed Coach…keep the Fans Informed and In the Loop. “…that’ll DO..” ?
    GO IU!! Aloha!

  • ScoJacks

    Another kid that should have never been here. Same as Priller. Crean either got All Americans or kids that just flat out aren’t good enough for IU. I’m sure Miller will do better.

  • KelvinSampson87

    This was a weird signing all around. Unlike prowler where we were desperate for a big man we had plenty of guard depth last year. To be honest I find it just as baffling when kids like this leave. Is it really a better life experience to play significant minutes at a D2 school in front of 500 people than it is to have a small role on a team with future NBA players, top caliber staff on national tv with NCAA tournie chances?

    If he was asked to leave I feel bad for what I said above. If not he is giving up a truly special experience with no real upside.

  • IUMIKE1

    LOL, might have to be a local to completely get that, but yea, as a local, I totally get the point and the uni color isn’t the only more favorable thing in that equation. lol

  • HoosierOne

    I agree but only if it’s going to go unused.