The bat signal went out, and we began to wait. For over an hour we wait until the news finally hit the Twitter timeline. Dennis Gates has landed another transfer commitment, and another Horizon league player, but this time a combo guard he’s very familiar with.
I used to couldn’t see this far, crazy how them tables turned… M-I-Z !! pic.twitter.com/WFswQayRc3— Tre Gomillion (@Tre_Gomillion) April 11, 2022
Tre Gomillion entered the transfer portal on April 5th, and just 6 days later he’s joining the Missouri roster. Both Gomillion and his teammate D’Moi Hodge visited campus this past weekend and Gates has taken another step forward in rebuilding the roster. This time with a player who is deeply ingrained with who Gates is, and what he wants to do.
Let’s Meet Tre Gomillion
- From: Augusta, Georgia
- High School: Aquinas (Gordon State College)
- Position: Combo Guard
- Ht/Wt: 6-4 / 215
At Cleveland State Gomillion was a little bit of a do-everything guard. He handled the ball, and averaged 10.5 ppg on 55.1% shooting from the field, and 42.9% from 3 point range. He wasn’t very high usage, at just 20.2% usage and 19.3% of shots, but his offensive rating was 110.2. Gomillion adds versatility and flexibility to the backcourt. He spent 3 seasons with Coach Gates in Cleveland so he should also help get this show on the road a little faster by helping set the culture.
His highlights are a little old, but you can see a lot of the same things he did at CSU, he’s not super explosive but a smart, heady player with good size and a physical frame.
What they’re saying:
So Gates is bringing Tre Gomillion from Cleveland State (TBD on Hodge). He's tough as nails and a terrific defender with size/strength, but I'm not sure how he survives offensively in the SEC— Jim Root (@2ndChancePoints) April 11, 2022
A prophecy of sorts. My initial interview piece on Gates's recruiting includes a...wait for it...Tre Gomillion discussion. https://t.co/bvYIqElvHi— Mizzou Basketball Analysis (@DataMizzou) April 11, 2022
A couple of Horizon League coaches told me that Gomillion's the "heart and soul" of CSU's roster. If you're looking for a guy who epitomizes Gates' locker room culture, it's Tre.— Matt Harris (@MattJHarris85) April 11, 2022
Cleveland State transfer Tre Gomillion has followed Dennis Gates and has committed to Missouri.— 24/7 High School Hoops (@247HSHoops) April 11, 2022
A solid pickup for Mizzou, as Gomillion averaged 10.5PPG, 4.7RPG and 2.9APG last season. Can also really defend.
This may not be the last transfer we see follow Dennis Gates either… pic.twitter.com/HD4jtFxDRp