Forbes announces addition of Cincinnati transfer Guyn
Ge'Lawn Guyn was a tough defender and accurate 3-point threat during his time at Cincinnati. Photo courtesy of GoBearcats.com.
Forbes announces addition of Cincinnati transfer Guyn
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 23, 2015) – ETSU head men’s basketball coach Steve Forbes announced Tuesday that the Buccaneers have added transfer Ge’Lawn Guyn (Lexington, Ky.) to the team’s 2015-16 recruiting class.

Guyn, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound shooting guard, was a three-year contributor for the Cincinnati Bearcats, playing in over 100 games during his career and starting each of the team’s 34 contests during his junior season in 2013-14. Guyn left the program following an injury during his senior season in 2014-15, and by NCAA rule he will be eligible to play for the Buccaneers this upcoming season after receiving his undergraduate degree from Cincinnati.

“Ge’Lawn brings immediate size, strength, and experience to our backcourt,” said ETSU head coach Steve Forbes. “He started 34 games as a junior at Cincinnati on a team that went 27-7 and 15-3 in the American Conference, and helped that team to a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

“I’ve known Ge’Lawn since high school where he led Scott County to the Kentucky state semifinals and a 30-8 record. He is a winner and someone who knows what it takes to compete and be successful at a very high level. We are delighted to have him in our program.”

During his junior season at Cincinnati, Guyn averaged 19 minutes a game, scoring 4.5 points and grabbing two rebounds a contest. He averaged just one turnover a game during American Athletic Conference play that season.

Prior to his time with the Bearcats, Guyn was a standout high school and prep school player, averaging 16 points, six rebounds and nine assists per game while at South Kent Prep (Ky.). His high school years at Scott County were highlighted by the team’s state semifinal run in 2009-10.

Following his prep career, Guyn ranked among the Top 50 shooting guards in the nation by Scout.com, while being listed as a three-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com.

Guyn said ETSU offered him the right opportunity at the right time.

“There were many reasons why I chose ETSU,” Guyn said. “From the moment I got to campus, I felt the family vibe with all the coaches. I look at Coach Forbes like a father away from home. He’s a players’ coach, and not only does he help you with your on-court activities, he cares about your life as well.

“The campus was also nice, and I know we have a great fan base. I’m very excited about next year and can’t wait to get on campus and be around my new family.”

Guyn joins Indiana transfer center Peter Jurkin (Juba, South Sudan) and forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea (Istmina, Columbia), as well as junior college transfers T.J. Cromer (Albany, Ga.) and Nigel Holley (Wilmington, N.C.), and prep signee Shemar Johnson (Columbus, Miss.) as members of the Buccaneers’ 2015-16 recruiting class.

For more on ETSU men’s basketball throughout the offseason, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s hoops link.