The Rambler had the opportunity to ask Constitution’s 6’6″ senior small forward Ahmad Gilbert some questions about the Burger King Classic, which tips off tonight at Gannon’s Hammermill Center.
Gilbert had a slew of Division I offers, and he chose to take his talents to George Mason University next year.
Q: How do you feel about being apart of the best four team tournament in America?
A: It feels good. A lot of good players have come through, Chris Webber and a lot of other NBA guys so it is a good opportunity for our group and hopefully we win it and get invited back.
Q: How do you feel you match up against the speed and athleticism of Cathedral Prep?
A: I think it’s going to be a good one. They slow the ball down to take time off the clock and force you to play defense. I think it’s going to be a good game.
Q: Do you like Burger King or McDonald’s more?
A: Burger King.
Q: Do you know who Matt Colpoys is?
Q: What do you think about Erie?
A: It is really cold.
Q: How will you handle the hometown crowd?
A: Block them out.
Gilbert’s Constitution team, out of Philadelphia, will face the Ramblers tonight in the second game of the double header at 8:30 p.m. The opening game is between Pope John XXIII from New Jersey and St. Edward’s from Cleveland at 7 p.m.
Constitution is the defending PIAA AA state champions and will face a test against Cathedral Prep who is looking to start 12-0, which would tie the best start in school history. The first game tonight will feature Pope John XXIII from New Jersey and with St. Edward’s out of Cleveland.