HOUSTON - St. Edward's University guard Landon Goesling has signed a scholarship agreement with the University of Houston Men's Basketball program and will compete as a senior during the 2018-19 season, Head Coach Kelvin Sampson announced Friday evening.
After graduating from St. Edward's with his bachelor's degree in accounting, Goesling will have one season of eligibility remaining with the Cougars.
"Landon is a really good guard. He can play the point, he can shoot, and he can play off the dribble. He comes from a from a well-coached team at St. Edward's and had some huge scoring games," Sampson said. "When Antoine Davis decided to go play for his dad, that opened a spot for us, but we weren't going to fill it with just anyone. We wanted to fill that spot with someone who checked all the boxes, and Landon did that. He is extremely coachable, he is a winner and he is a tough kid, who fits our culture."
Goesling, who stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 175 pounds, comes to Houston after spending the previous two seasons at St. Edward's. As a junior in 2017-18, he led the Hilltoppers with 22.9 points per game, including 22 20-point games and season-highs of 35 points in two games against Oklahoma Christian.
Goesling was named to the All-Region First Team by the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioner's Association He also earned a place on the All-Heartland Conference First Team and was named the league's Player of the Week three times.
As a sophomore in 2016-17, Goesling competed in all but one game and averaged 6.2 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. He finished second on the team, hitting 84.0 percent of his free throws.
Goesling, whose last name is pronounced Gos-Ling, sat out the 2015-16 season as a redshirt at Appalachian State. As a freshman with the Mountaineers in 2014-15, he played in all 29 games, averaging more than 10.0 minutes per game, and scored a season-high 10 points in a come-from-behind win over Arkansas State.
Before entering the collegiate ranks, Goesling spent his final two years at Coppell High School. There, he was a two-time All-District selection and averaged 17.3 points and 4.7 assists per game as a senior. Goesling earned a place in the North Texas All-Star Game and was part of the Texas squad in the Texas vs. Oklahoma Faith 7 All-Star Game.
He spent his first two seasons in high school at Bakersfield High School in his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif., and was a two-time All-Conference honoree.
Gresham became the newest member of the Cougars' signing class, joining guard Nate Hinton (Gastonia, N.C. / Gaston Day School), guard DeJon Jarreau (New Orleans / UMass) and forward Brison Gresham (New Orleans / UMass).
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