Alterique Gilbert showed he's one of the nation's finest point guards at this year's Nike Global Challenge. Held at Chicago's Whitney Young HS during the July live period, the nation's top college coaches sat courtside all week watching the world's elite rising juniors and seniors.
The 6-foot, 5-star floor general attends Miller Grove HS in Lithonia, Georgia (2016), where he averaged 18.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 5.3 steals per game as a junior.
Gilbert began to generate national attention with his impressive performance at last summer's Peach Jam. Following that up with a strong season at Miller Grove, Gilbert was one of the best players on the Nike EYBL this spring, averaging 15.0 points and 4.9 assists (second in EYBL).
What caught our attention (in person) was how the electrifying point guard guard still putup big scoring numbers throughout the event, playing alongside fellow elite players Malik Monk, Tony Bradley and Maverick Rowan.
In one game, Gilbert caught fire for the South, going 12-of-19 from the floor, including 6-of-10 from way downtown.
Guiding his USA SOUTH team to the title (120-109), Gilbert averaged 21 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals for the tourney (not including 40+ point performance in the scrimmage).
We hope to catch UConn-bound Gilbert and Miller Grove this season…
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