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
Chose to walk on with the Cardinals after receiving
scholarship offers from Winthrop, Marshall and
Tennessee Tech among others.
Born Sept. 7, 1994 ... Son of Joey and Sandy Gilbert
... Has one older sister (Megan) ... Major is sports
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
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
When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he
was Pete Maravich.
Among reality shows, he feels he would fare best on
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.
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