The first NLI of the day is in and Mason Gillis is now officially a Boilermaker:
#Family— Purdue Men’s Basketball (@BoilerBall) November 14, 2018
Welcome @GillisMason!#BoilerUp pic.twitter.com/Tw0fkysl50
Gillis is a 6’7” 220 pound power forward who plays his prep ball in the world’s largest high school gym at New Castle. 247 has him rated as a 4-star prospect and 139th nationally. ESPN also has him as a 4-star, but not in their top 100. Per Rivals he is a 4-star and 132nd nationally.
As mentioned above, he is very similar in size to Vince Edwards, who was also a four-star and was just drafted in this past NBA Draft. He can play inside or outside with a decent shooting stroke and he is a solid rebounder. Last year he led New Castle to a 27-3 record and within a game of the state finals. He averaged 21.6 points and 12.2 rebounds per game. He was also a strong defender with more than a block per game.
Gillis’ team should be one of the best 3A teams in Indiana again this season, and I plan on getting to at least one of his games for a live scouting trip.
Welcome to the family, Mason.