April 10, 2007

Gillispie to UK made choice easy for Vilarino

Gerry Vilarino says it was only a matter of time before his son was going to play basketball for Billy Gillispie. The only question was where he would be playing.

That question was answered on Friday as Gillispie was introduced as the new head coach at Kentucky. Less than 72 hours later, GJ Vilarino was a Wildcat. The sophomore point guard from McKinney, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to UK, making him the first official recruit of the Gillispie era in Lexington.

"When I found out coach G was being considered for the job, I was incredibly excited because I started thinking about the opportunity that my son may have to still play for him and be at a place like Kentucky, the mecca of basketball," Gerry Vilarino said.

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