Carter Gilmore is not your average Wisconsin Walk-On, he’s a legitimate D1 prospect. Carter Gilmore chose to Walk-On at Wisconsin despite scholarship offers from App State, Brown, Depaul, Illinois-Chicago, Indiana State, Southern Illinois, and UW-Milwaukee.
Gilmore was a first-team All-State pick during his Senior season, averaging 26.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game.
Gilmore is 6′ 8″, he can handle the ball, and stretch the floor, but his best quality might be his competitive attitude.
Carter brings a tremendous amount of versatility that will play perfectly into Greg Gard’s system both offensively and defensively. Gilmore played point-forward in high school and prides himself on his unselfish style of play.
Gilmore will find his way onto the court during his playing career at Wisconsin, and don’t be surprised if he earns himself on scholarship at some point too, he’s that good.
If I was forced to give a Badger player comparison, I’d say I see some Zach Morley in his game (I like Zach Morley).
Senior Season Highlights
Carter Gilmore was kind enough to give BadgerNotes.com a look into the life of the Walk-On that everyone is talking about.
Q: What do you believe will be the greatest asset you bring to Wisconsin from day 1?
A: Hard work and a high basketball IQ
Q: What player do you model your game after ?
A: I don’t really model my game after anyone, but my favorite player to watch is LeBron James because he can do everything. Similarly, my goal is to be the most versatile player I can be.
Q: What goals do you have for this upcoming season ?
A: To learn as much as I can and win a Big 10 and National Championship.
Q: What spot on the floor are you most comfortable playing ?
A: The wing because it’s my favorite spot to shoot from and allows me to use my versatility such as driving and passing.
Q: Hobbies outside of basketball ?
A: Golf, wake surfing, and hanging out with friends
Q: Growing up in Wisconsin what are your best Badger Basketball memories, and who are your favorite Badger players ?
A: Ben Brust hitting the ½ court shot to put the game with Michigan into overtime. Bronson Koening’s game winner vs Xavier. Being a ball kid for a Badger game when I was little and meeting Coach Ryan and Coach Krabbenhoft, who was a player then.
Q: What players in this year’s recruiting class or already in the program do you have the best relationship with?
A: I talk with Jordan and Johnny Davis the most. I hung out with Tyler Wahl and Joe Hedstrom on my visits.
Q: What made you ultimately choose to commit to Wisconsin?
A: It’s been my dream since I was a kid to play at Wisconsin, and I didn’t feel I could go anywhere else if my heart was with Wisconsin. Also, I wanted a chance to play in the Big 10.
Q: What is the most appealing aspect of playing for Greg Gard ?
A: He knows how to win, and he cares about his players.
Carter Gilmore knows what it means to play for Wisconsin and will be a perfect addition to the program.