Four-star point guard Alterique Gilbert, of the recruiting class of 2016, will now choose between five schools. SNY’s Adam Zagoria reported the update in his latest edition of Zagsblog, via Scout.com.
Gilbert, who currently plays for Miller Grove High School in Lithonia, Georgia (about 19 miles east of Atlanta), will now choose between Syracuse, Texas, Louisville, Illinois and UConn after having a myriad number of programs recruit him.
Speaking to Scout, Gilbert explained the next steps of his plan.
“I’m definitely going to visit Louisville and Syracuse,” he told Scout. “The others I’m talking over with my mom to make sure it’s the right decision for me.”
“I’m going to take at least two more visits,” Gilbert said. “I’m not sure when yet and then I’m going to decide.”
He could certainly do worse in terms of the five from which he will choose. UConn is two years removed from a championship season and is in a position to make some noise in the American Athletic Conference, Louisville and Syracuse are coached by two Hall of Fame coaches in Rick Pitino and Jim Boeheim, Illinois is just a piece or two away from making some noise in the Big Ten under fourth-year head coach John Groce, and Texas is about to be a completely different team with the havoc-handed Shaka Smart at the helm after 17 years of Rick Barnes.
No matter how you look at it, Gilbert will be in a position to showcase his fine ball-handling skills and off-the-dribble play regardless of which of those five he picks. All of those schools’ respective systems rely on a strong point guard, and he is just that.
Campus Sports will update Gilbert’s decision as he narrows his list down further.