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NBPA: Gilder continues to garner interest
Four-star shooting guard Admon Gilder was one of the breakout players in the 2015 class during the high school and he has continued that play all spring and summer. Now at the NBA Players Association top 100 Camp, Gilder has shown he belongs. "I have been working on my ball handling and just working more as a point guard so I can play either position when I get to college," said Gilder of his improvement and what he has been working on. Given his shot making ability at 6-foot-2 and improved ball skills, Gilder has attracted significant attention from college coaches. "Right now I am wide open," said Gilder. "I am hearing the most from Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas, UNLV, and some other schools." Playing at Dallas (Tex) Madison, Gilder let his team to the state title game, and he had an impressive performance at the Irwin Events Center on the campus of the University of Texas, and rest assured that is something he definitely remembers. "I like that I went down there and had a good performance in their gym," said Gilder about the Longhorns. "That made me feel at home, and then also I like the coaching staff and that it is close to home." Another school that Gilder likes a lot is Oklahoma State. The Cowboys have given their guards a lot of freedom in the past, and that style of play appeals to Gilder. "You can see how Phil Forte comes off of screens and also how they let Marcus Smart have freedom, and I think I could be a combination of those guys and fit in real well there," noted Gilder. For now Gilder says he has no visits set up, but he does have a good idea of when he will make his college decision. "I want to make a choice in September or October after I make some visits," said Gilder. Gilder is currently seen as the No. 23 shooting guard and the No. 78 player overall.
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