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Trent Gilbert
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Trent Gilbert

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Georgetown, Ky.

High School:
Scott County

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
G

Experience:
HS


  • Averaged 26.1 points (fifth in the state), 4.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists as a senior in leading Scott County High School to a 35-4 record as runner-up in the 2014 Kentucky state championship.
  • A finalist for Mr. Basketball in the state of Kentucky, Gilbert was a first team all-state selection as a senior.
  • Ranks as Scott County's all-time leading scorer with 2,759 career points.
  • An accurate shooter, Gilbert made 130-of-326 3-pointers (.399) as a senior. He buried 304-of-335 free throws (.907), the third most made in a single season in state history. He hit a Kentucky state tournament record 14-of-14 free throws in the 2014 quarterfinals as part of his 29 point performance.
  • Top scoring effort as a senior was 44 points against Lafayette, a game in which he made all 20 of his free throws. He scored 40 points in the season opener at Ballard, including 21 points in the fourth quarter.
  • Averaged 17.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists as a junior as Scott County posted a 24-8 record and reached the regional finals. He was named a Kentucky junior all-star.
  • Chose to walk on with the Cardinals after receiving scholarship offers from Winthrop, Marshall and Tennessee Tech among others.

Personal:

  • Born Sept. 7, 1994 ... Son of Joey and Sandy Gilbert ... Has one older sister (Megan) ... Major is sports administration.
  • Personal goal at UofL is to "work hard and be the best player that I can be."
  • Best moment of his athletic career to date was playing in the state championship.
  • Enjoys watching movies and going for long drives in his spare time.
  • Chose to attend UofL because "it's close to my home and not many people get a chance to play for Coach Pitino."
  • Best basketball advice given to him was "it's not how you start, it's how you finish."
  • Few people know that "I am really country."
  • His father has had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Pete Maravich.
  • Among reality shows, he feels he would fare best on Duck Dynasty.
  • If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is all of his food.
  • Best thing about being a Cardinal is having the opportunity to learn and play under Coach Pitino.
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: how driven and determined he is. He can get more out of a person's game, more than they knew that they had.
  • Would most like to meet J.J. Reddick.

Favorites:

  • Basketball Player: Pistol Pete Maravich
  • Athlete, other than a basketball player: Usain Bolt (because he takes pride in what he does)
  • NBA Team: Boston Celtics
  • Movies: Hidalgo, Jobs, Hoosiers, all of the Fast and Furious movies
  • TV Shows: SportsCenter, Fresh Prince of Bel Air
  • Actor: Adam Sandler
  • Book: Heir to a Dream, A Dream Come True
  • TV Sports Personality: Charles Barkley
  • Musical Groups/Singers: One Republic
  • Subject: chemistry
  • Web Site: ESPN.com
  • Foods: spaghetti, lasagna, barbecue chicken, steak
  • Midnight Snack: bowl of cereal
  • Vacation spot: camping at the lake
  • Best Player Ever Faced: Julius Randle
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