Alterique Gilbert received another basketball honor March 17 when he was named one of the the Gatorade Georgia Boys Basketball Players of the Year.
The Gatorade State Boys Basketball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 basketball season. Each winner must also demonstrate high academic achievement and personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
Gilbert, who will attend the University of Connecticut in the fall, led the Miller Grove boys’ basketball team to a 30-2 record and the Class AAAAA state championship this past season. It was the program’s seventh state title in eight years.
Gilbert was also named a 2016 McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand All-American, and Georgia Class AAAAA First Team All-State player. Gilbert averaged 21.1 points and 6.1 assists per game.
Gilbert became the first DeKalb County player to join the 2,000 points (2,096), 500 rebounds (600), 500 assists (710), and 500 steals (550) clubs. He is the nation’s No. 28-ranked recruit in the class of 2016 by ESPN—No. 2 ranked in the state—and helped Miller Grove to a No. 17 ranking in the USA TODAY Super 25 Expert Rankings.
Gilbert has a 3.67 GPA and has volunteered for the Special Olympics, an area homeless shelter and as a mentor for children with incarcerated parents.
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