Ahmad Gilbert (2015 SF) signs National Letter of Intent

Posted In Archive - By Alan Kelly On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 With 0 Comments

In a ceremony at his Philadephia high school this afternoon, Ahmad Gilbert signed his National Letter of Intent, becoming George Mason’s first signed commitment for the 2015-16 season. The 6’7″ Constitution High School small forward averaged 15.7 points per game as a junior on his way to Class AA state player of the year honors and a Class AA state championship.

The newest Patriot, who verbally committed to George Mason back in August, was quoted in the City of Basketball Love season preview for Constitution:

Ahmad Gilbert, already committed to play for George Mason next year, is arguably [Constitution’s] best player and more than capable to lead this team. Gilbert dropped 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the state title game, a reason why he should continue to be the leader he is.

“If we are losing, I’m taking over the game, if we need a bucket, I’m taking that shot,” he said.

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Ahmad Gilbert, a member of AAU Team Final, chose the Patriots over offers from schools including Wichita State, Rhode Island, and South Florida. He was briefly ranked as a 4-star recruit by ESPN prior to his commitment to George Mason, and is currently ranked as the #42 small forward prospect in the 2015 class, with 3 stars.

Today marks beginning of the early signing period for college basketball, which runs through November 19. With two more scholarships to fill for the 2015 class, one wonders whether Paul Hewitt and his staff have any stealth recruits waiting to surprise us and sign this week. If not, we’ll have to wait until April.

About - Alan Kelly is a 2010 and 2013 graduate of George Mason University and a former member of the Patriot Platoon. He had the memorable experience of being in the middle of the college decision process as George Mason's Final Four run unfolded. He currently resides in Northern Virginia.

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