2017 Prospect Devin Gilmore Update

Class of 2017 prospect Devin Gilmore of Picayune Memorial (MS) High School is a player to watch over the course of the next few years. Gilmore is currently playing his AAU ball with the Swilling Storm, an AAU team based out of New Orleans, LA.

  • Name: Devin Gilmore
  • Classification: 2017
  • High School: Picayune Memorial (MS) High School
  • AAU Team: Swilling Storm (New Orleans, LA)
  • Position: Wing/Guard
  • HT-WT: 6-3, 180

  • Pat Swilling, the head coach of the Swilling Storm, is very impressed with what he has seen from Gilmore.

    "The number 1 thing with Devin is his attitude; he has a wonderful attitude," said Swilling. "He comes to work every day. He never gets down, he's a yes sir, no sir type person, and he works hard."

    Swilling expects good things from Gilmore in the future.

    "He is going to be a good player," said Swilling. "He still has a long way to go but he has all the talent and he is a big kid. He has an opportunity if he stays grounded and he will if he stays with us. If he keeps working, he will be fine."

    Some of the things he continues to work on are his offensive moves and his overall defense.

    "Offensively, we are working on low post moves with him right now," said Swilling. "But I think sometime over the next four or five years he will be able to play on the wing as well. He has great footwork, can really run and you have already seen that he can dunk the basketball.

    "Defensively, he still has a long way to go because he has to learn to block out, he has to learn to put his body on someone, turn around and find the ball, those kind of things. He's getting better at that but it's going to take some time."

    Despite his youth, Gilmore has great confidence in his ability.

    "I can play anywhere on the court and I can do anything if I set my mind to it," said the youngster. "I just have to keep working hard at it."

    In addition to his exceptional talent, Gilmore has another advantage most other players don't have.

    "(Former NBA player) Jonathan Bender is my cousin," said Gilmore. "He gives me advice like staying in the gym and working hard and taking care of my books (in the classroom)."

    Although he is currently about 6-foot-3 tall, Gilmore believes that he will continue to grow in height.

    "I should continue to get taller because the tallest person on my mother's side is 6-foot-5 and the tallest person on my dad's side is 6-foot-6," said Gilmore.

    He also expects to improve his game due to playing AAU ball.

    "Playing AAU helps me get in better shape, work harder and allows me to see what I will go up against in the future," said Gilmore.

    Keep it on GenesPage.com as we continue to follow Devin Gilmore's recruitment.

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