Texas A&M graduate transfer guard Admon Gilder gave his verbal commitment to play at Gonzaga next season. The 6’4” guard is immediately eligible and will help fill a hole in Gonzaga’s back court.
Gilder was on campus this weekend and obviously enjoyed what he saw as he committed right away. The two sides had great interest in each other and the style of play and fit for Gilder ended up outweighing his options to play closer to home (Texas Tech, SMU, TCU).
Admon Gilder on choosing Gonzaga: "Just the same values that I have for myself and my family, coach Few has for the entire program. It felt like a family when I was there."— Jim Meehan (@SRJimm) May 5, 2019
Gilder missed all of last season because of a blood clot in his arm. If he is back to his sophomore and junior year form, he is an excellent addition. He is a tremendous two-way guard with good size and the ability to shoot the ball. He averaged 13.7 points as a sophomore and 12.3 points as a junior on the 2018 Texas A&M team that advanced to the Sweet 16. He shot just under 40 percent from deep and 82 percent from the line. He was also known as one of the best defenders in the SEC during those two years.
We now await the decisions of Zach Norvell, who declared for the NBA Draft, and transfer guard David Jenkins, who also visited campus this weekend. Worst case scenario, Gonzaga begins the season with Gilder and Brock Ravet as their lead guards. Gonzaga visits Texas A&M and new head coach Buzz Williams during their non-conference slate this year.