Anthony Gill (basketball)
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.
|No. 13 – Khimki|
|League||VTB United League|
|Born||October 17, 1992|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Charlotte Christian School|
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
|NBA draft||2016 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
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. 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.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|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|
Gill receiving interest from Ohio State and North Carolina but ultimately elected to transfer to the University of Virginia. 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. 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.
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. Gill then signed with Yeşilgiresun Belediye of the Basketbol Süper Ligi.
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. 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.
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- "Gill Granted Permission to Discuss Potential Transfer". gamecocksonline.com. South Carolina Gamecocks. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
- Ferber, Justin. "Virginia lands Anthony Gill". streakingthelawn.com/. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
- White, Jeff. "Curtain Falls on an Extraordinary Basketball Season". UVA Today. University of Virginia. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
- "ACSMA 2015 ALL-ACC BASKETBALL TEAMS ANNOUNCED". The ACC. Archived from the original on April 25, 2015. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
- "Anthony Gill abgereist". mhp-riesen-ludwigsburg.de (in German). August 23, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
- http://www.beobasket.net/news/35788/anthony-gill-signed-contract-with-yesilgiresun-from-turkey.html. Missing or empty
- "Anthony Gill Signs with Hornets for NBA Summer League". nbc29.com. June 24, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
- Brennan, Eamonn. "The Returnees: Welcome back, Anthony Gill". espn.com. ESPN. Retrieved October 18, 2015.