Ge’Lawn Guyn

Former Cincinnati guard Ge’Lawn Guyn headed to East Tennessee State

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This has been a busy month for new East Tennessee State head coach Steve Forbes, with three players transferring out and two committing to the Southern Conference program. Saturday night the Bucs landed another piece for its backcourt in the form of guard Ge’Lawn Guyn, who spent his first four seasons at Cincinnati.

News of Guyn’s commitment was first reported by Scout.com, and he’ll be eligible to play immediately for ETSU.

Due to a finger injury Guyn played in just two games for the Bearcats last season, and it was announced in early March that he’d been granted a release from his scholarship. Guyn played 19 minutes per game as a junior in 2013-14, and he averaged 21.5 minutes per game in the two contests he played in during the 2014-15 campaign.

For his entire career, Guyn averaged 3.1 points and 1.7 rebounds in just over 13 minutes of action per game. While the numbers certainly don’t jump off the page, Guyn gives ETSU another perimeter option to call upon with seniors Petey McClain and Lester Wilson, and sophomores Desonta Bradford and A.J. Merriweather being their most experienced returnees.

ETSU also adds junior college transfer T.J. Cromer and freshman Shemar Johnson to its backcourt. Guyn’s the second transfer from a Division I program to join ETSU this spring, with dismissed Indiana forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea being the first.

Cincinnati guard granted release; will likely be a graduate transfer

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Injured Cincinnati guard Ge’Lawn Guyn has only played in three games this season as he deals with a right pinky injury that he suffered in practice. According to a report from Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati EnquirerBearcats head coach Mick Cronin will give the senior his release after the season.

The 6-foot-2 guard could graduate and opt to go elsewhere next season. Guyn has been a valuable three-year reserve for the Bearcats, averaging as many as 19 minutes per game as a junior.

“I’ve given him his release,” Cronin said. “If he decides to graduate and transfer, that’s up to him.”

Given that Guyn has never played more than half of the game during his Cincinnati career, he could decide for a fresh start elsewhere for a team looking for an experienced player to play more minutes.