Class of 2012 Power Forward Terron Gilmore

Although not as well known as some other members of Mississippi's class of 2012, Terron Gilmore, who plays his high school ball for Callaway High School and his AAU ball with MBA Hoops, is definitely a player to keep an eye on. He talks about his strengths as a player and also about his recruitment.

"On the court I try to be serious," said Gilmore. "My other strengths are scoring around the basket, my mid-range jump shot. The main thing I like to do is dunk."

He has a couple of aspects of his game he's working hard to improve.

"I'm trying to improve my defense and my three-point shooting," said Gilmore.

His AAU coach, Omhar Carter, talks about the kind of player Gilmore is.

"Terron Gilmore is a 6-7 power forward who is very athletic," noted Carter. "He is one of the most athletic players in the state. He is lefthanded, finishes well, can shoot the mid-range jumper, blocks a lot of shots and rebounds very well."

His recruitment is just now starting to pick up.

"Marquette has said they like me but it's pretty early for me," said Gilmore.

He has attended one college game so far and enjoyed the visit.

"I went to a Jackson State game," said Gilmore. "I liked watching it because it's more entertaining and the crowd is bigger."

He has a few other colleges he's interested in, although he really hasn't put a lot of thought into what he is looking for in a college.

"I'm interested in Connecticut, Virginia Tech, Mississippi State and Marquette," said Gilmore. "But I really haven't thought about what I want in a college. I'm just living life while I'm still in high school."

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