At 6-foot-2, Gilder isn't the tallest shooting guard in the world, but he is off to a good start, and proving he can be very effective.
"I had a few games early in the season where I had tremendous scoring games, and I have been able to continue that this year," said Gilder. "As a team we are 8-1, but we know we should be 9-0. We just grew from that loss."
He continued, "I think the thing I have improved on is being more aggressive and going to the hoop more. I have just been trying to get bigger, faster, and stronger."
Recruiting wise a few new schools have really come into the picture for Gilder.
"Texas A&M, SMU and Texas, those are the three main schools that have come in and offered me," said Gilder. "Also there is Baylor, Boise State, Houston, TCU, Tulsa, Wichita State, and some other schools."
The Aggies were Gilder's most recent offer, and he likes what the program is doing.
"They have been saying that they have been watching me and they like my game," said Gilder of A&M. "They offered me a couple of days ago after one of my games. They told me if this is where I want to be that I should make it happen."
He continued, "I really like the program. It is a big school playing in the SEC, and the coaches are good guys."
Also the Texas Longhorns came forward with an offer, and Gilder says it is a big deal for him to get interest from them.
"Me getting to play at the Erwin Center would be a big deal," noted Gilder. "They saw me in the spring and summer and have followed me a lot. Texas has always been one school where growing up I always wanted to go to."
For now Gilder is just taking in all of his options and seeing what is best for him while staying focused on having an excellent junior season.