Posted On: 11/16/18 6:00 PM

Already a top-rated prospect in Nevada’s Class of 2021, Durango point guard Keshon Gilbert will have a big sophomore season ahead.

The 6-foot point guard possesses a tight handle and an ability to get to rim at will. Those skill-sets plus his ability to defend make him one of the best young point guards in Nevada.

“I can defend and my offense comes from my defense. And I can control the pace of the game and I can get my team the ball, and get to the bucket easily,” said Gilbert.

“I definitely need to get stronger and I need to improve on my jump-shot, and just improve on staying composed throughout the game.”

This past spring and summer was a big learning experience for Gilbert. He played up a grade with one of the area’s best grassroots teams, Las Vegas Knicks 16U.

“It was tough, I had to get used to it. I’ve played AAU before, but it wasn’t as advanced as that,” said Gilbert. “I had to learn how to play against older people, who were bigger and stronger. And there were no games off.”

Now, he’s got a sophomore season at Durango on the horizon. The Blazers are a young squad, but one one the best young squads in the area.

“My role is really just to lead, to lead and to help us win. We’re a really young team, so we just want to go out there and prove everybody wrong,” said Gilbert. “I’ll be used as the energy guy on defense, and just getting to the hole and creating.”