Anthony Remeral Gill (born October 17, 1992) is an American basketball player for Khimki of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Virginia Cavaliers.

Anthony Gill
Anthony Gill.jpg
No. 13 – Khimki
PositionPower forward
LeagueVTB United League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1992-10-17) October 17, 1992 (age 26)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolCharlotte Christian School
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
College
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–2017Yeşilgiresun
2017–presentKhimki
Career highlights and awards

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Early yearsEdit

Anthony was born October 17, 1992 to Sandi Summers and Anthony Gill. He has a brother named Daxton and two sisters named Nichole and Kaytlyn. Gill was born with nerve damage, resulting in the temporary paralysis of the right side of his face.[1] Gill attended Charlotte Christian School in Charlotte, North Carolina. While at Charlotte Christian, he played on the same team as future Virginia teammate, Akil Mitchell. Gill average 19.3 points and 9 rebounds his senior year, earning all-state honors in the process. Gill committed to the University of South Carolina on October 27, 2009, selecting the Gamecocks over offers from Virginia and Wake Forest.

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Anthony Gill
PF
Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Christian School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Oct 27, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 91   Rivals: 144  247Sports: 95  ESPN: 88
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "South Carolina 2011 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  • "2011 South Carolina Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  • "2011 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 18, 2015.

College careerEdit

South CarolinaEdit

 
Gill blocking a shot in November 2014

Gill played in all 31 of South Carolina's games and started in 26 of them. Following the firing of head coach Darrin Horn, Gill was given permission to transfer from South Carolina.[2]

VirginiaEdit

Gill receiving interest from Ohio State and North Carolina but ultimately elected to transfer to the University of Virginia.[3] After sitting out his redshirt season, Gill played an important role off the bench for the Cavaliers during a season where the team won both the ACC regular season and tournament titles. He injured his ankle during Virginia's loss to Michigan State in the Sweet Sixteen round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.[4] During his junior season, Gill led the Cavaliers in rebounding with 6.5 rebounds per game and ranked third in scoring with 11.6 points per game. Following the season, he was named third-team All-ACC and voted onto the coaches' All-ACC Defensive Team.[5]

College statisticsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 South Carolina 31 26 25.3 .453 .393 .646 4.7 1.1 0.5 0.3 7.6
2013–14 Virginia 34 6 19.8 .587 - .627 4.0 0.4 0.3 0.5 8.6
2014–15 Virginia 34 30 25.3 .582 .000 .677 6.5 0.9 0.9 0.5 11.6
2015–16 Virginia 37 37 28.0 .580 1.000 .746 6.1 0.8 0.6 0.6 13.8
Career 139 99 24.6 .556 .419 .680 5.3 0.8 0.6 0.5 10.5

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Gill signed with MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg in Germany. However, he left the team prior to the season's start after failing a medical exam on August 23, 2016.[6] Gill then signed with Yeşilgiresun Belediye of the Basketbol Süper Ligi.[7]

On June 24, 2017 Gill signed a contract to play for the Charlotte Hornets during the 2017 NBA Summer League.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Off the court, Gill has a reputation of being a prankster. He often makes up stories during interviews, such as owning a two-headed Siamese cat and being a magician in his free time.[9] Anthony married his high school sweetheart, Jenna Jamil, on April 8, 2016. Teammates Malcolm Brogdon, Devon Hall, London Perrantes and Darius Thompson were groomsmen. Gill majored in anthropology.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reid, Whitey. "Virginia's Gill smiles through life's adversities". dailyprogress.com. The Daily Progress. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  2. ^ "Gill Granted Permission to Discuss Potential Transfer". gamecocksonline.com. South Carolina Gamecocks. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  3. ^ Ferber, Justin. "Virginia lands Anthony Gill". streakingthelawn.com/. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  4. ^ White, Jeff. "Curtain Falls on an Extraordinary Basketball Season". UVA Today. University of Virginia. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  5. ^ "ACSMA 2015 ALL-ACC BASKETBALL TEAMS ANNOUNCED". The ACC. Archived from the original on April 25, 2015. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "Anthony Gill abgereist". mhp-riesen-ludwigsburg.de (in German). August 23, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  7. ^ http://www.beobasket.net/news/35788/anthony-gill-signed-contract-with-yesilgiresun-from-turkey.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Anthony Gill Signs with Hornets for NBA Summer League". nbc29.com. June 24, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  9. ^ Brennan, Eamonn. "The Returnees: Welcome back, Anthony Gill". espn.com. ESPN. Retrieved October 18, 2015.

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