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Division II transfer from Colorado State-Pueblo joins UAA men’s basketball team

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: April 21, 2020
  • Published April 21, 2020

The UAA men’s basketball team is adding a player from another Division II program, a versatile transfer who logged significant playing time in two seasons at Colorado State-Pueblo.

Tyson Gilbert, a 6-foot-2 junior, has played point guard and shooting guard and will be used primarily as a point guard at UAA, coach Rusty Osborne said. Though the Seawolves have several backcourt veterans, mainstay point guard Jack Macdonald recently wrapped up his four-year career.

Gilbert averaged 28 minutes as a sophomore and 22 as a freshman at Pueblo, a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference team that went 11-17 this season. He averaged 11.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game this season and shot 43.7% from 3-point range (55 of 126).

“He brings extensive experience playing in a tough Division II league, and we know he will be ready to help us from day one,” Osborne said in a release from the school. “Having played both point and shooting guard during his college career, we are looking for him to mainly play point guard for us, however we know he is also capable at filling a scoring guard role if needed.”

Gilbert, a four-year starter at Rock Canyon High School in Colorado, is UAA’s second recruit, joining freshman guard Isaiah Moses of Dimond High. UAA, which lost four seniors from this year’s 20-14 team, is expected to announce more additions later this week.

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