John Gillon stays in Taiwan, signs with T1 League Taoyuan Leopards

American point guard John Gillon has been signed by the Taoyuan Leopards of Taiwan's professional basketball T1 LEAGUE on Friday just days after he was waived by the Taoyuan Pilots of the P. LEAGUE+.

The Leopards are hoping to get a boost from the 27-year-old 183cm point guard's playmaking ability and shooting ability, according to General Manager Brett Su (???), a former point guard on Taiwan's national team.

"Looking at how he's played, he executes pick-and-rolls pretty well, shoots well from the outside, and can create scoring opportunities. That's what the Leopards are missing right now," Su said.

Prior to playing overseas, Gillion played 79 games in the NBA G-League, the NBA's official minor league basketball organization, from 2017 to 2019 and averaged 11.5 points and five assists, with a 43 percent shooting percentage.

The former Syracuse standout has played professionally in Lithuania, Turkey, and Hungary before playing in Taiwan.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel