Full Name: Gilson Trinidad DeJesus, Jr.
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 210
Birthdate: June 18, 1979 (South Kingston, RI)
High School: Franca (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
College: Kansas State
Played final two seasons of collegiate career at Kansas State, after starting at Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado. Originally attended Rhode Island out of high school before matriculating in junior college. Finished career ranked fourth all-time in Kansas State history in three-point field goals made with 116. Ranks third all-time in field goal percentage at 41.3 percent. Started 43 of 59 games. Earned Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors from the Associated Press his senior season.
As a senior, averaged 11.2 points and 5.7 rebounds. Started all 30 games. Led team in scoring and ranked second in rebounding. Ranked fifth in the nation in three-point field goal percentage. Scored in double figures 16 times. Hit seven three-point shots on his way to a career-high 21 points against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Posted 21 points and 10 rebounds against Oregon State. Recorded 19 points and a career-high 15 rebounds against Texas Tech. Scored 17 points against Missouri. Led team with 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists against Iowa State.
As a junior, averaged 6.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in 21.6 minutes a contest. Started 13 times. Ranked third on the team in assists and steals. Scored in double figures six times, with a season-high of 21 points against Wichita State. Shot 5-for-7 from three-point range on his way to 18 points against Western Carolina. Scored 10 points in back-to-back games at Missouri and against Texas.
As a sophomore at Trinidad State JC, averaged 21.4 points and 8.0 rebounds. Shot 52 percent from the field and 44 percent from three-point range. Earned Second Team NJCAA All-American honors.
As a freshman, averaged 22.0 points and 8.6 rebounds. Named Region IX MVP and was an honorable mention NJCAA All-American.