At 6-foot-9 and around 210 pounds, Gilmore has the look of someone who can really contribute at a high level. However at times, he was asked to simply blend in with Each 1 Teach 1, but that changed in July.
"I think the summer was a real good experience for me," said Gilmore. "Playing on the EYBL the competition was high level, and then in July when I needed to step up I think I did. In Atlanta I think my play answered the unanswered questions."
At the Best of the South tournament in Atlanta, Gilmore was asked to lead his team with talented players like Joel Berry and D'Angelo Russell at the Nike Global Games, and that was a big moment for him.
"Really it was just mentality going into the game," said Gilmore. "I knew that Joel and D'Angelo were gone, and that I was the only starter there. It gave me confidence and I knew I didn't have to look over my shoulder, and I think that helped my game."
Now it is on to recruiting, and Gilmore says two trips are in the works.
"Recruiting has picked up a lot and I actually have a visit to Kansas State this weekend and then VCU the next weekend," said Gilmore.
Kansas State has probably been the school recruiting Gilmore most consistently, and he is looking forward to taking his visit there.
"Kansas State, I have been talking to Coach (Chester) Frazier a lot," noted Gilmore. "I have a real comfortable relationship with them. I am going up to see the facilities, and get a good picture of what I would be around if I went to Kansas State."
With VCU it is the style of play that really intrigues him.
"They're up tempo style really attracts me," explained Gilmore. "With being long and athletic, I could be at the top of the press or anywhere in their press. It could put me in a situation to get a lot of easy scores real fast. Also that style led the NCAA in turnovers forced and steals, and being a part of that would be great."
The plan is to make visits, and Gilmore says he is looking for a few things in particular on his trips.
"I definitely want to talk to the players and see how they feel about the school," said Gilmore. "Pretty much I am just looking for the best opportunity where I can make an impact."