Zollo transfers to Furman

Hasani Grayson

Former Topper forward Vinny Zollo officially announced his decision to transfer to Furman  and become a member of the Paladins’ basketball team on Thursday.

The announcement came via a video posted on Zollo’s personal blog. During the four minute video, Zollo said he had a tough choice to make between his top two choices, Furman and Iona College.

“Ultimately it came down to Iona and Furman,” Zollo said in the video. “I chose Furman over Iona and it was a very tough decision.”

Zollo said a big part of choosing Furman was that he thought the school would give him a better chance to grow as a person and a basketball player.

“I felt like Furman was more of the overall package of what I was looking for,” he said. “It was a place I could succeed on and off the court.

“It’s a very prestigious academic school… it’s a place where their style of play on the basketball court really suits me as a player.”

The former George Rogers Clark High School standout averaged 3.7 points per game and shot 40 percent from the field in his only season at WKU.

Furman is located in Greenville, S.C., and compete in the NCAA’s Southern Conference.

Even though he said his decision making process had to be accelerated since he has plans to leave the country on Monday, Zollo said he feels good about the school he chose.

“I’m very excited to be Paladin,” he said. “It’s definitely something that as I think about I think I definitely made the right decision.”