Class of 2016 guard Garrett Gilkeson of Mineral Wells, W.Va., put himself on our radar after the OnTheRadarHoops.com #OTRSuper6 Showcase last July. In the process, Gilkeson earned an #EBAAllAmerican Camp invite in September 2014. He took full advantage of the opportunity showcasing his versatility in the backcourt against some of the nation’s top prospects in the process.
Name: Garrett Gilkeson
HS Grad Year: 2016
Position: SG / PG
School / Hometown: Parkersburg South HS (Mineral Wells, W.Va.)
Club Team: West Virginia Wildcats
Gilkeson is a guard with the ability to create his own shot and get downhill off of the bounce to make a play. His scoring capacity in the midrange as well as his long range jump shot have made him one of the Mountaineer State’s top guard prospects. Gilkeson averaged 13.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game during the 2014-15 high school season. His versatility extends to the defensive end of the floor too. He can guard multiple positions on the perimeter and averaged 2.8 steals per game last season as well.
— Kris Watkins (@KrisWatkinsPSB) September 13, 2014
Area To Improve
For a talented scoring guard like Gilkeson, continuing to up his shooting percentages from beyond the arc will only enhance his game. Adding consistency to his jumper beyond the 3-point line will make him a tougher cover for opposing defenses. We envision Gilkeson as a guard capable of playing in pick and roll situations at the next level. To keep defenses honest, he must be able to knock down the jumper when the defender goes under the screen.
The Bottom Line
Gilkeson’s stats and performance landed him a spot on the Third Team All-State in West Virginia. The dynamic guard is also Parkersburg South’s go-to option at the quarterback position on the football field as well. That said, Gilkeson has proven that he’s more than capable of handling the athletic work load holding a 4.2 GPA in the classroom.
— Brandon Clay (@BrandonClayPSB) September 14, 2014
BrandonClayScouting.com Feature Player Video – July 2015: Recruiting Analyst Brandon Clay and Video Coordinator Kris Watkins team up to break down Gilkeson’s game:
— Brandon Clay (@BrandonClayPSB) July 19, 2015
Brandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and BrandonClayScouting.com. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. He also votes on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors Chairperson. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com