Wildcats are in the mix for another big-time recruit
Another elite 2022 prospect listed the Arizona women’s basketball program among her finalists this week. This time it’s Kailyn Gilbert, a 5-foot-8 scoring machine from Tampa, Florida.
Gilbert is the No. 6 guard and No. 18 prospect in her class, according to ESPN. She is also considering Georgia, Louisville, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Miami.
Gilbert attends Tampa Prep, where last season she was the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 3A Player Of The Year after averaging 32.1 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 0.6 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field and 30 percent from 3.
She plays travel ball for Florida Girls Basketball.
“Kailyn Gilbert scored, scored, and scored some more,” wrote Steve Reynolds after a recent tournament in Texas. “She was relentless to the basket and had a few spurts where she ran off several baskets in a row. She’s a tough guard one on one, and she has the frame to take and dish out punishment. What made her extremely hard to guard was that she was a threat as soon as she crossed half court as she nailed a few deep triples as well.”
Arizona doesn’t have any 2022 commits yet (it’s still early in the process), but is already among the finalists for several other high-caliber players, including…
- 5-star point guard Kiki Rice (No. 6 overall)
- 5-star forward Maya Nnaji (No. 8 overall)
- 4-star forward Grace VanSlooten (No. 16 overall)
- 4-star shooting guard KK Bransford (No. 27 overall)
- 4-star guard Carleigh Wenzel (No. 37 overall)
Check out some of Gilbert’s highlights: