USF power forward Augustus ‘Gus' Gilchrist and Pitt forward Sam Young and have been selected for the…
Bulls Gilchrist Receives NCAA Waiver
"We are thrilled with the news that Gus will join our team in time for the meat of our schedule," said USF head coach Stan Heath.
Gilchrist was ranked the 55th best prospect and the ninth best center by Scout in the 2007 class. He was named MVP of the 2007 Capital Classic after scoring 24 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Gilchrist attended Progressive Christian Academy (Md.) as a senior averaging 24 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots per game, and also played for the D.C. Assault AAU program.
Gus spent his first three seasons at Friendly High School (Md.), where he was a teammate of current USF guard Chris Howard, and as a junior, averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds. Originally signed with VT in '06 but was granted a release. Then enrolled at Maryland in January but the ACC ruled he would not be eligible for '08 due to ACC transfer rules, before signing a grant-in -aid with USF.
Gilchrist, a 6-foot-10 center/power will be eligible to play on Dec. 14 against Niagara, and will be available for the entire Big East portion of the season, and will provide a BIG inside presence for the Bulls, who were very thin upfront.
Joining Gilchrist on the Bulls roster will be junior guard Mike Mercer, who transferred to USF from Georgia prior to the spring semester of 2008.
USFNation.com Recommended Stories
Week 8: Super Sleepers
Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…Read More
Watch: Sailfish Goes Psycho!
Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.Read More
BOMBS AWAY: ISIS BEFORE AND AFTER AIRSTRIKE
Photographer Bulent Kilic captured these amazing images of ISIS members who were on the very wrong end of an allied bombing in Turkey.Read More
TBT: Pumpkin Carving With A Handgun
While many hunters are focused on pursuing big game in late October, it’s also time to make sure you’re ready for Halloween, and specifically trick-or-treaters. In this throwback Thursday video,…Read More
Sullivan weighs seriousness of concussions
John Sullivan has suffered five concussions in his seven-year career, but he doesn’t believe his future is “in doubt.” He weighs the severity of the concussions against the number of them.Read More
- USF still on top for in-state prospect - (5/20 UPDATE)
- USF in play for senior guard
- Update on a hoops prospect, decision details
- Bender Blog: Recruiting Nuggets - 4/28/14
- USF targets set decision date - UPDATE