Freshman walk-on guard Trent Gilbert has left the Louisville basketball team and is reportedly looking at community college options. Gilbert made appearances in four games this season, registering his only six points of the year when he buried two 3-pointers in U of L's blowout win over Savannah State.
Gilbert, who averaged 26.1 points per game for state runner-up Scott County last season, committed to walking on at Louisville last April despite being able to claim scholarship offers from Marshall, Winthrop and Tennessee Tech. He left Scott County -- one of the premier high school basketball programs in the state -- as the school's all-time leading scorer. Gilbert made 130 of 326 three-pointers (40 percent) during his senior season, and drilled a remarkable 304 of 335 free-throw attempts (91 percent).
Earlier this season, Gilbert drew heavy praise from Rick Pitino during a press conference in late November.
"I come in to work early in the morning, and my goal in life is to beat Trent Gilbert into work," Pitino said. "And I haven't beat him yet. If I get there at 6:15, he's there at 6. That kid lives in the gym. If our guys would do what he does--and he knows he's not going to play. He knows he's not getting in, and he lives in that gym. I'm really, really impressed with that young man."
Best of luck to Trent going forward.