Gilmore gets chance to shine in Georgia

Editor's note: This is the latest entry in Dave Telep's July Road Trip blog. Throughout the month, Dave will check in each day he's on the road while covering some of the biggest basketball recruiting events in the country. He'll let you know where he is, offer some highlights of the day and give a quick look at what's next.

SUWANEE, Ga. -- After a few days off the road, we’re back at it as the Best of the South at the Suwanee Sports Academy tipped off on Thursday. This event is mid-major heaven, with some senior and underclassman high-major prospects sprinkled in. It’s a chance to peek into the state of Georgia and its tributaries for a couple days.

Here are some nuggets from Thursday’s action in Suwanee.

Gilmore only needed the chance

Since April, 2014 power forward Mike Gilmore (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) has been talked about in this blog almost every time I’ve seen him. To me, he’s one of the more undervalued power forward stocks in the Southeast.

The Each 1 Teach 1 big man is the fourth-best prospect on his own travel team, a squad that includes North Carolina-bound point guard Joel Berry, Ohio State-bound shooting guard D'Angelo Russell and Duke-bound shooting guard Grayson Allen. You can see why he might get overshadowed.

Well, E1T1’s three big names didn’t attend the Best of the South. And by the looks of his play, Gilmore wasn’t too broken up about it.