"I think I have played pretty good," said Gilder of his year. "I am having a good junior year, and my team and I are playing well and keep on winning. Hopefully we will be state champs in the next week or so."
Recruiting wise Gilder has picked up major interest this season on the strength of his play, and he says the high-major schools in the area have picked things up with him.
"I'm hearing from everybody about the same," explained Gilder. "Every college has been calling or texting roughly the same amount. The schools I hear from are SMU, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, and schools like that. I have made unofficial visits to SMU, Texas A&M, Baylor, and Oklahoma State."
For the first time in over a decade SMU looks primed to make the NCAA Tournament, and Larry Brown and his staff have really focused on keeping Gilder home for college. Already he has made a few unofficial trips to the school, and Gilder likes the Mustangs.
"Everybody likes winning, and that is big for SMU," said Gilder. "Coach Brown is doing a great job with them and he clearly has the program on the rise. That is a school I definitely like."
Another school that has really picked up the interest in Gilder is Texas. The Longhorns seem to be making him a priority in the 2015 class.
"Texas is a really good school," noted Gilder. "Being from Texas and hearing from them is a good thing. I have been talking to them almost every day during the season, and hopefully I am down there in a week or so for the state championship game."
Also Texas A&M has been a presence in his recruitment, and Gilder enjoyed his trip to College Station.
"I went down to A&M for a football game and looked around a little bit," said Gilder. "That was at the beginning of the year and it was a good visit."
For now the focus for Gilder is on winning a state title, though AAU season is right around the corner for him. Gilder says he has a lot to prove when he suits up with the Dallas Mustangs.
"I think I am going to show people that I am a complete guard who can do everything and that I can play at any school in the country," noted Gilder.
Currently Gilder is viewed as the No. 99 prospect overall and the No. 29 shooting guard in the class.