Player Card – Alterique Gilbert

Alterique Gilbert of Lithonia, Ga., measured up the competition to a T all year long. Ty Freeman / @TyPhotoG

Alterique Gilbert of Lithonia, Ga., measured up the competition to a T all year long. Ty Freeman / @TyPhotoG

Alterique Gilbert of Lithonia, Ga, showed himself as one of the nation’s top guards during the 2014 spring/summer season. He has received scholarship offers from schools such as Florida State, Georgia Tech, Memphis, Miami, Southern Calfornia and Texas Tech amongst others. Here’s our breakdown on the five-star plus prospect:

36-Alterique-Gilbert-60Alterique Gilbert – (Lithonia, Ga.) – Miller Grove HS / CP3 – 2016
Height: 5’11″
Position: Point Guard
Committed College: Connecticut
Star Grade:


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 By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

Date: June 18, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Gilbert is such an explosive point guard. He was competing against some of the nation’s best as shined as one of the best at the position. Gilbert is a strong option who can score and distribute the ball. Over the past 12 months, he’s developed as a true point guard position.

Date: May 25, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Despite not shooting the ball that well today, Gilbert was one of the top point guards on the circuit. He averaged 15 points and 5 assists for the year. His 41% and 33% shooting percentages are modest, but he is an effective play-maker off the drive. He does a good job of finding the open teammate in the half-court.

Date: July 17, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: EYBL Nike Peach Jam (North Augusta, S.C.)

Gilbert is a combo guard who is scoring minded. He loves to push the tempo and get  in the lane to score. He is equally effective shooting 3’s as he is hitting floaters. He is equally as pesky at hounding the ball handlers on the defensive end. The one knock on him is that he is undersized. He will have to demonstrate to me that he can balance running a team and scoring the way Evans (see Brandon’s eval below) has done this year.

Date: June 14, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp (St. Louis, Mo.)

Gilbert was awesome here. I see him along the lines of Jawun Evans (TX-15) as a 5 star caliber point guard capable of scoring the ball as well. He can create with his speed, athleticism and finishes at the rim in traffic consistently.

Date: May 24, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Gilbert is a volume scorer but with point guard size. He has infinite confidence in his ability to score the ball and should based on his body of work this season. He hits the 3-pointer, midrange and gets to the rim. Can he lead an elite team at the point?

Date: December 7, 2013
Evaluator: Shun Williams
Location: HS Season

Gilbert has unreal quickness, and can penetrate and get wherever he wants on the court. Gilbert is a scorer, He is a good outside shooter and with his speed and quickness he will be a tough guard in college. This 5-foot-10 guard plays extremely hard, competes on every play and is a tough kid. Gilbert could have some issues with his size and strength early in his college career.

Date: November 26, 2013
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Invitational vs. Luella (Atlanta, Ga.)

Gilbert had an extraordinary performance tonight by scoring 34 points on six 3-pointers. His ability to drive and create has been seen, but his ability to shoot puts him in another category. He was Miller Grove’s best player on the floor, not only because of his ability to score but because he simply got everyone involved and made the right play at the right moment.

Date: November 12, 2013
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: HS Season vs. Norcross (Norcross, Ga.)

Gilbert may have been the most promising player on the floor this evening for either squad. The smaller point guard is strong, quick and explosive with the ball  in the open court. He showed flashes of being a terrific play-maker. His area of improvements lay in his ability to not get out of control especially in high tempo, high pressure situations. He showed a tendency to try to bully his way through traps rather than back dribble and attack with a change of tempo. He has all the tools to be a one of the better PG in the state of Georgia in his class. In 1/1 situations, he is as tough as anyone to guard.

Full game film of Gilbert provided by @SUVTV & @BrandonClayPSB: Saturday November 28, 2014 – Lighthouse Classic (Corinth, Miss.)

8:00 pm – Miller Grove (GA) vs. Callaway (MS) – Boys

Staff-Pic-B-ClayBrandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and 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 [email protected]