A talented shooter who enters his second season in the Kansas State program... Considered to be the Wildcats' top shooting threat from the perimeter... Should battle for a starting spot at small forward... Can also play the shooting guard position.
As A Junior (2001-02 Season)
A 13-game starter who saw action in all 29 contests during his debut season at Kansas State... One of six Wildcats to play in every game... Averaged 6.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in 21.6 minutes per game... Was one of the Wildcats' most effective weapons from beyond the arc, connecting on 37 percent (36 of 98) of his 3-point attempts... Was 12th in the Big 12 in 3-point percentage in conference games, shooting an impressive 42 percent (18-for-43)... Also ranked third on the team in both assists (35) and steals (23)... Scored a season-high 21 points vs. Wichita State (Dec. 5), drilling a team season-high six treys... Sank 5 of 7 from 3-point distance en route to 18 points vs. Western Carolina (Dec. 19)... In all, recorded six double-figure scoring games on the season... Hauled down a season-high eight rebounds against Iowa State at home (Jan. 19) and vs. Baylor in the Big 12 Tournament (March 7).
A two-time junior college All-America selection (second-team in 2000-01/honorable mention in 1999-2000) at Trinidad State (Colo.)... Ranked as one of the Top 60 junior college players in the nation by CNNSI.com... Averaged 21.4 points and eight rebounds a game in 2000-01... Connected on 52 percent of his field-goal attempts and 44 percent of his 3-point shots... Averaged a team-high 22 points and 8.6 rebounds as a freshman en route to Region IX MVP honors... Ranked as the seventh-best junior college shooting guard in the nation by The Sporting News... Tabbed a preseason junior college All-American by Street and Smith's in 2000-01... Originally attended Rhode Island out of high school before matriculating to Trinidad... Coached by Jim Toupal.
Played basketball at the club level with Franca in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from the time he was six... Averaged 25 points and 10 rebounds in his final season of club basketball during the 1998 season.
Full name is Gilson Trindade DeJesus, Jr... Born June 18, 1979, in South Kingston, Rhode Island... Parents are Gilson, Sr. and Maria DeJesus... Has one sister, Katiuscia (24)... Father played at Rhode Island and on the Brazilian National Team for 15 years... Moved to Brazil in 1985... Has also lived in Argentina.