Gonzaga has done well in the transfer market of late, but they missed out on an opportunity with Rodney Pryor, a graduate transfer from Robert Morris University who recently announced his commitment to play at Georgetown for the 2016-17 season.
Proud to say I am a Georgetown Hoya Glory be To God!— Rodney Pryor (@r_d_p11) April 18, 2016
Pryor is a 6'5" wing player who averaged 18 ppg and 8 rpg last season at RMU while earning first team All-Conference honors in the NEC. He was scheduled to visit Spokane later this week. After taking his visit to Georgetown over the weekend, however, Pryor concluded that the Hoyas were the best fit for his final year of NCAA eligibility and will be immediately available at the start of next season. Along with Gonzaga, Pryor was also considering Florida and Kansas (briefly). He and Robert Morris University lost to Duke in the Round of 64 of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, after beating North Florida in the First Four.
Pryor suffered a broken left foot and torn right ACL in consecutive years while attending junior college, costing him two full seasons at the start of his collegiate career. After recovering and playing well at Robert Morris, Pryor was one of the top players available in the 2016 transfer market. He likely would have slotted right into the SF spot in our starting lineup next season, and would have been a great get for the Zags as a wing scorer who can break defenses down off the dribble. It's unfortunate the Zags never got to host Pryor on campus before he made a decision, but that's how these things work out sometimes. We'll have to settle for wishing him luck at Georgetown.