Gophers Add Ahmad Gilbert to Signing Class
(Gophersports.com) -- Head coach Richard Pitino announced Tuesday the signing of Ahmad Gilbert (Philadelphia, Pa./Constitution HS), with the 6'6", 190-pound wing set to join the Minnesota men's basketball team this summer.
"We are very excited about the addition of Ahmad Gilbert," said Pitino. "We set out to add some size on the perimeter and Ahmad brings that. He has the ability to guard multiple positions as well as shoot the 3."
Gilbert, named an All-Southeastern Pennsylvania first team selection by the Philadelphia Inquirer, helped lead the Generals earlier this year to their third state championship in his four-year career. This season, Gilbert averaged 17.6 points, 11 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.1 blocks per game. Gilbert also picked up Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class A Player of the Year honors in 2014 and 2015.
"Ahmad has won everywhere he has been; his future is very bright," added Pitino.
Gilbert becomes the sixth member of the 2015 recruiting class, joining fellow rising freshmen Kevin Dorsey, Jarvis Johnson, Dupree McBrayer and Jonathan Nwanwko along with Illinois State transfer Reggie Lynch.