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Prospect Profile:
John Gilchrist

Full Name: John H. Gilchrist III
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-3 / (1.91 m) / 194 (88.2 kg)
Birthdate: June 29, 1984 (Virginia Beach, Va.)
High School: Salem High School (Virginia Beach, Va.)
College: Maryland
 
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An early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: ACC Tournament MVP and Third Team All-ACC selection in 2003-2004. The first Terrapin to lead his team in scoring and assists since Walt Williams (1990-91), and the first point guard to lead Maryland in scoring since John Lucas (1973-74). Scored his 1,000th career point against North Carolina (Feb. 27) in the midst of a 13-point, five-assist performance.

Junior (2004-05): Led team in assists (153). Led Terps with 22 points in 2OT win at Virginia. Career-high 10 assists in win over Virginia Tech, hitting double-double with 19 points (7-for-7 FTs). Scored a season-high 28 points, including 5-for-9 behind the arc vs. Liberty. Led Terps in points (21), rebounds (13), assists (8) in win over Florida State in ACC opener. Hit two FTs with 6.6 seconds left in OT were game-winning points. Went 8-for-9 from floor, 5-for-5 from line vs. UNC Asheville in Comcast Center win.

Sophomore (2003-04): Played in all 32 games and started 30 in his first season as the Terps' primary point guard. Led the squad in minutes per game (34.0), scoring (15.4 ppg), assists (159, 5.0 apg) and steals (56, 1.8 spg). 2004 ACC Tournament MVP after a three-day average of 24.0 points, 6.3 assists, 5.3 rebounds, a .634 FG% and a .643 mark from 3pt range. ACC Third Team All-League selection after leading the Terps in scoring (15.4 ppg), assists (5.0 apg) and steals (1.8 spg).

Freshman (2002-03): Saw time at both guard positions during his first college season. Averaged 5.3 points and shot .833 (5-for-6) from the field and .857 (6-for-7) from the free throw line across the Terps' three NCAA Tournament games. Totaled 53 points (23-of-33 from field), 23 rebounds and 14 assists in the last eight games of the season

Strengths: A powerfully built, physical point guard who excels in transition and has the ability to finish. Can play both guard positions.

Personal: Son of LaRita and John Gilchrist. Enjoys fishing, boats, jet skiing and anything on water. Largest role model is his grandmother, Vernice Gilchrist of Norfolk, Va., where he learned to play basketball at the local Boys and Girls Clubs. Lists former Terp Juan Dixon as one of his all-time favorite players.

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