Skip to main content

LSU sets official visit date with four-star forward Matthew Gilhool

On3 imageby:Matthew Brune07/10/24


Matt McMahon and his coaching staff continue to push for top prospects in the country to come to LSU and this summer is a pivotal period to lock in official visits for the fall. LSU has already hosted a pair of high-level guards in June, but more names are beginning to solidify their official visit dates for the fall months to visit Baton Rouge.

The latest date set was by four-star forward Matthew Gilhool, who will be visiting on the weekend of Sept. 7. LSU also has shooting guard Mazy Mosley set to visit that weekend in Baton Rouge.

“They always tell me to keep on doing my thing,” Gilhool said of LSU. “They’re big on me, and I hear from them just about every day. I talk with Coach (Matt) McMahon and he lets me know how much they like their forwards to be versatile and be able to play through them. I’m not SEC size yet, I have to put weight on, but that will come.”

Gilhool is a 6-foot-10 forward from Pennsylvania who had a strong showing this summer in the Nike EYBL and has risen as a prospect since the start of the year. With exceptional shooting and handling for a player his size, Gilhool is intriguing to several coaches. He’s ranked as the No. 78 player in the country and No. 1 player in Pennsylvania for the 2025 class.

“I try to play a versatile forward role,” Gilhool told On3. “I rebound, block shots, and can make shots. I’ve been playing with a lot of confidence this summer. I’m playing with coaches who believe in me, and that goes a long way.”

Gilhool’s top teams include LSU, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, and Georgia. He also said Alabama has been in contact but not yet offered.

“I want to go to a school, play for a coach, that believes in me,” Gilhool said. “I want to play for a team that will win, that is big for me. A team that is not going to be satisfied, and with that a coach who will push me to be able to get to the next level.

“I don’t want to be a traditional big, strictly have my back to the basket. I want to play for a coach who knows how to use my versatility and will continue to grow me on and off the court.”

LSU has official visits set with 2025 point guard Jalen Reece, wing Jasir Rencher, guard Mazy Mosley, and now Gilhool, joining the two point guard prospects Nyk Lewis and King Grace who have already visited Baton Rouge this summer. Stay tuned to the Bengal Tiger for the latest men’s basketball recruiting news.

You may also like