USF’s top returning player, Gus Gilchrist, is putting his name in for consideration for early entry to the NBA Draft.
Before USF fans get too anxious, they must realize the 6-10 (senior next season) hasn’t signed with an agent, which would allow him to return to school and play another season.
He is basically testing the waters to see what kind of response he will get. Unlike USF’s Dominque Jones last year, Gilchrist is not being touted as a first round draft pick or even a person who would be selected in the second round.
The 6-10, 245 pound Gilchrist was USF’s only double digit scorer averaging 13.4 points per game and was second with six rebounds per contest. What makes him intriguing to NBA scouts is that he has a good mid-range jumper and can shoot the 3-ball though he only took 28 attempts from beyond the arc last season (connected on seven).
His career shoot percentage above the arc is 35 percent, which is impressive for someone his size. In fact, as a sophomore he hit 13 of 27 (48%) from 3-point land.