The Boston native, who has spent the last couple of years on the west coast, didn't log a single minute this past weekend in a trio of tournament games for Stoneridge Prep.
``I am not sure why, but I'm going to keep working hard," Gillenwater said. "I respect the coaches at Stoneridge, but it just may not be the best place for me."
``It was hard to sit and watch, because I think I could have helped the team in the loss," he added.
The 6-foot-6 ½ junior said that ideally, he'd like to return to Massachusetts to finish up next season.
Gillenwater is a big-time talent who, despite his size, can dominate a game in the paint. He still needs to become a more consistent outside shooter, but he's difficult to stop because of his aggressiveness.
``The hardest thing for me is that I can't work on my game the way I want to if I'm not playing," said Gillenwater, who played last season at Fremont High. "I want to keep developing my game."
``At the beginning of the season, I liked them a lot," Gillenwater said. "But they have a lot of players and I want to try and get in the game as a freshman."
``I'd like to get some interest from east coast schools, but I haven't really heard anything from any," he added.