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Alterique Gilbert, No. 6 PG Recruit In 2016 Class, Announces Transfer Destination

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Earlier this month, UConn head coach Dan Hurley revealed that Alterique Gilbert was entering the NCAA transfer portal. Well, it didn't take the former McDonalds All-American to choose his next school.

Gilbert has dealt with a handful of injuries throughout his collegiate career. His first two seasons with the Huskies were cut short due to shoulder injuries.

Although the former four-star recruit was a key role player for UConn this past season, the reality is that it was time for him to receive a fresh start. Gilbert will the opportunity to reinvent himself at Wichita State.

"I am excited to announce that I will be attending Wichita state University this fall," Gilbert wrote on Twitter. "Let’s go shocker nation!"

This past season, Gilbert averaged 8.5 points and 3.6 assists per game. The best offensive numbers during his time at UConn came back in 2019, when he averaged 12.6 points per contest.

Gilbert was the No. 6 point guard coming out of high school, per 247Sports. Perhaps a change of scenery will help Gilbert reach his full potential.

Wichita State lost plenty of players from this year's team to the transfer portal, which means there should be ample playing time waiting for Gilbert.