Not done adding players for next season, Seton Hall is looking at Quinnipiac graduate transfer point guard Gio McLean.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 19, 2016
A one-time Oklahoma pledge who suited up for Quinnipiac last season after sitting out the 2014-15 campaign amidst a tangled web of transcript issues in the wake of the Westchester C.C. scandal, Gio McLean could give Seton Hall the instant experience at point guard that they need going into the 2015-16 season, joining recently added graduate transfer Madison Jones.
Surmounting a litany of obstacles from his father dying when he was 14 to finding out from Quinnipiac’s admissions department about a fake transcript submitted by his former school, McLean has navigated an incredible journey that culminated in graduating as a Bobcat this spring.
Not done yet after being granted a sixth year of eligibility, Gio appears set on adding instant experience to any high-major that will take him.
A Bronx native, McLean logged 30.8 mpg at lead guard last season while averaging 12.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 3.3 apg on a poor 9-21 Quinnipiac team. He proved capable of hitting outside shots (54-162, 33%) while remaining an efficient 78-percent from the line and building a 239th ranked assist rate, showing that he’s much more than just a facilitator.
Currently one scholarship over the limit, it remains clear that Seton Hall is able to free up two scholarships for McLean or top-100 forward Taurean Thompson, with the latter seemingly dependent on shifting forward Braeden Anderson to a graduate assistant position.