Biography: Gilstrap had been hoping for another year of eligibility at Iowa State, but his appeal to the NCAA under the medical hardship rule was denied, forcing him to enter the 2010 draft. Another season to prove himself in Division I may have helped the forward, who instead is likely to slip to undrafted free agency. Gilstrap's request was based on his time at Gulf Coast Community College (Fla.), where he missed an extended stretch due to a broken leg, leaving him with just one season in the Big 12. Gilstrap did his best to make the most of it, averaging 14.9 points and 9.3 rebounds for the Cyclones. Within Big 12 play, he led the league with 10.3 rebounds per game and was the only player to average a double-double, earning All-Big 12 honorable mention even though Iowa State finished near the bottom of the conference. Along with his strong inside presence, Gilstrap displayed some shooting range in Ames, hitting 43 of 114 (37.7 percent) from 3-point range during the 2009-10 season. That versatility - along with some untapped potential due to his good athleticism - may be enough to tempt an NBA team to use a second-round pick on Gilstrap. However, he would be an undersized power forward at the next level and still has work to do to prove he's deserving of a roster spot.
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