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Wisconsin basketball recruiting: official signing capsule for Carter Gilmore

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The record-breaking Hartland wing is officially in the fold as of Tuesday morning.

The final piece of the 2020 men’s basketball recruiting class for the Wisconsin Badgers was officially announced on Tuesday morning. Here is a snapshot of what UW is getting.

2020 wing Carter Gilmore

Position: Small forward

Height: 6-foot-7

Weight: 200 pounds

Hometown: Hartland

High school: Arrowhead High School

Rankings

  • Gilmore was unranked by all of the major recruiting services.

Links to other B5Q posts on player

Committed to Wisconsin on August 8th, 2019

Player breakdown

We here at Bucky’s 5th Quarter have been high on Carter Gilmore since the Badgers first got involved in his recruitment. He’s the exact kind of player the Badgers have few of, rangy wings that can shoot and get into the paint to finish at the rim. Gilmore also adds a dose of rebounding tenacity and smart help-side defense which could help him see the court early in his career even as a walk-on.

Gilmore had multiple scholarship offers from schools like DePaul, Illinois-Chicago Southern Illinois, Indiana State, Missouri State, UW-Milwaukee, Brown, Appalachian State and Hofstra. He was also receiving interest from Georgia Tech, Marquette and Minnesota. But he chose to walk-on at Wisconsin because of the intense connection he had to the school and the team.

Coach Greg Gard on Gilmore: “We are really excited to announce the addition of Carter Gilmore to our 2020 class and our program. Carter has grown up a Badger fan and has worked extremely hard on the court and in the classroom to put himself in a position to have success here at Wisconsin. Both of his parents, Brian and Stephanie, had successful careers at UW-Platteville and played an important role in Carter’s development as a student and player. Carter has also been a part of a very successful high school program at Arrowhead and will come in with an understanding of the commitment it takes to win championships. He has a versatile skill set and a high basketball IQ and understanding of the game. We are looking forward to working with Carter to help him reach his goals as a Badger.”

You love to see the way Gilmore attacks the glass even on his own shots and the way he silences the crowd with a dagger three pointer after they were chanting that he was just a walk-on. He is also able to finish above and through contact, which he’ll have to continually improve since playing against Purdue is a little different than playing against Oconomowoc (offense intended, Oconomowoc).

UW Bio (courtesy UW Athletic Department)

Carter Gilmore

6-7, 200, Forward

Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead)

An athletic and versatile 6-foot-7 wing, Gilmore turned down scholarship offers from several Division I schools to join the Badgers as a preferred walk-on…recently named Classic Eight Conference Player of the Year, Gilmore is currently averaging over 25 points per game in his senior season, leading Arrowhead to a program-best record of 23-1 and a regional championship (as of March 10, 2020)…became Arrowhead’s all-time leading scorer earlier this season and recently scored a school record 49 points for Arrowhead in a WIAA D1 regional final…as a junior, named Classic Eight Conference Player of the Year after averaging 19.9 points per game and shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range…Carter’s father, Brian, was on the coaching staff of Bo Ryan’s first Division III national championship team at UW-Platteville in 1991…Carter’s mother, Stephanie, was a standout player on the UW-Platteville women’s team, inducted into the WIAC Hall of Fame in 2018.