Talbot Signs with Bulldog Basketball

May 8, 2012

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech head coach Michael White added some much-needed size to his Bulldog roster with the signing of Ellender High School center Gilbert Talbot to a national letter of intent.

"We are very excited to be adding such a terrific asset to our program on and off the floor," said White. "Gibby is very physical and plays extremely hard. He's long and is a lefty with good touch around the rim."

Talbot is a 6-foot, 10-inch 265-pound center who played three years of varsity basketball at Ellender High School in Houma, La. He averaged 25.0 points, 15.1 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game this past season and 15.0 points and 10.2 rebounds as junior while leading the Patriots to the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs both years.

As a senior, Talbot was voted all-state by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as well as all-district and all-region.

"I chose Louisiana Tech because it seems like the best fit for me and is a great environment to go to school," said Talbot. "Along with the great relationship (I have) with Coach White and the coaching staff, Tech felt like the best place for me to grow as a person."

Talbot also played baseball and participated in track for three years at Ellender.

"He has the work ethic to become a very good player for us," said White. "He is also a fine young man and a very good student."

Talbot joins Alex Hamilton, Jaron Johnson and Demetrius Moore on this year's Bulldog signing class.

Gilbert Talbot

6-10, Center

Houma, La. (Ellender High School)

High School: Lettered three years at Ellender High School under coach Scott Gauthreaux... Averaged 25.0 points, 15.1 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a senior... Named second team Class 4A by the LSWA... First team all-district and all-region selection... Averaged 15.0 points and 10.2 rebounds as a junior... Helped lead team to the second round of the state playoffs his junior and senior campaigns... Also lettered three years in baseball and track.


 

 

Personal: Full name is Gilbert James Talbot III... Nickname is "Gibby"... Son of Gil and Debbie Talbot... Has a sister, Lindsay... Choose Louisiana Tech over Nicholls State, Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana.

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