Diminutive sharpshooter Terrell Gomez announced Tuesday that he is transferring to San Diego State.
The 5-foot-8 Gomez made a school-record 293 3-point baskets in three seasons at Cal State Northridge before entering the transfer portal and seeking to play for a more prestigious school. His 1,637 career points are fourth most in Northridge history.
Gomez, who averaged 19.8 points last season, chose the Aztecs over Iowa State, Arkansas and Washington State.
"Winning is important to me, because if I didn't care about winning, I would have just stayed at Northridge and become the all-time leading scorer," Gomez told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "I really want to just win at this point. That's why I try to stay efficient, because I want people to know that I'm not just out there playing the wrong way. I'm going to play the right way, and I can do it while winning."
According to the Union-Tribune, Gomez is expected to be immediately eligible as a graduate transfer, provided he completes two summer-school classes.
Gomez earned first-team All-Big West honors in each of the past two seasons. He set a school record with 117 3-pointers during the 2018-19 season and followed up with 111 (fifth nationally) this past season. He shot 44 percent from behind the arc in 2019-20, which tied for eighth nationally.
The addition of Gomez could give San Diego State a star backcourt for next season.
The school is bracing for an announcement from All-America guard Malachi Flynn on whether he will return for his senior season or head to the NBA. Flynn is currently projected as a second-round draft pick.
"If he does come back, we'll be the best backcourt in the country," Gomez told the Union-Tribune. "I feel that we both can complement each other because we both can pass, dribble and shoot. I know he's very unselfish and I'm very unselfish, although we do score a lot of points. If he comes back, I think we can be a top-5 team all year, but I'm going to let him make his own decision."
San Diego State went 30-2 and finished with a No. 6 ranking in the season that was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
--Field Level Media