Honors & Awards
• Two-time Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
• 2015-16 Husker Power Co-Lifter of the Year
Senior Anton Gill looks to make a return to full health after missing all of Big Ten play last season. The 6-foot-3 guard suffered a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee on Christmas night, ending his junior season after 12 games. Gill has diligently rehabbed the injury and returned to the court in late September. Before the injury, Gill proved to be a valuable scorer off the bench, despite a pair of injuries which limited his 2016-17 campaign. He had six or more points four times, including a pair of double-figure efforts. His best performance came against Dayton, when he had 10 points and two rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench. Gill was also one of the Huskers top perimeter defenders, and his combination of size and athleticism will help strengthen the Husker backcourt.
Gill battled through a pair of injures, one which limited his training before a knee injury ended his junior campaign after 12 games. He averaged 3.8 points and 1.9 rebounds per game before suffering a knee injury in practice on Dec. 25.
Gill reached double figures twice on the season, coming off the bench to score 10 points against Dayton and Southern. Against Dayton on Nov. 24, he hit 4-of-5 shots from the floor in 23 minutes, including a pair of 3-pointers, and added two rebounds and an assist in NU's 80-78 win. Against Southern on Dec. 20, he was 3-of-5 from the floor and added three rebounds and a steal in 21 minutes of work. He also had seven points at No. 3 Kansas and six points, including a pair of 3-pointers, in 16 minutes against Virginia Tech in the Wooden Legacy. In that tournament, he averaged 6.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, including a season-high five rebounds against No. 14 UCLA on Nov. 25.
Gill sat out 2015-16 after transferring from Louisville.
Gill started his college career at Louisville, where he played two seasons for the Cardinals. During his time at the school, Louisville reached the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight, posting a combined 58-15 record. As a sophomore, he played in 31 games, helping Louisville to a 27-9 record and a berth in the Elite Eight in 2014-15. He averaged 2.5 points and 0.7 rebounds per game in just under 10 minutes per contest. Gill posted a pair of double-figure efforts in 2014-15, including a career-high 15 point effort against Florida International and had 14 points, including a career-high four 3-pointers, in a win over Florida State. Gill also had seven points and a pair of steals in the final six minutes of Louisville’s East Regional semifinal win over North Carolina State, including the go-ahead basket with 5:55 remaining.
As a freshman, he played in 24 games as a reserve for the Cardinals, who won 31 games and shared the American Athletic Conference championship with a 15-3 record. He had a season-high seven points on 3-of-5 shooting against UMKC and knocked down a pair of 3-pointers against Houston.
Gill was among the top players in the class of 2013, as he was ranked 48th by ESPN.com and Scout and 50th by Rivals. As a senior, he averaged 28.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game for Hargrave Military Academy, including a school-record 56-point game and another 50-point effort, including 10 3-pointers. Hargrave went 38-8 on the season. He was an AP first-team all-state pick at Ravenscroft High School as a junior, averaging 18.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.3 steals to lead the program to a 31-4 record and the Class 3A North Carolina state championship. He spent his first three seasons at Ravenscroft, as the school went 78-14 in that span. He had 14 points, six rebounds and two assists in the Ravens' state title win as a junior, leading the school to its first state title in 32 years.
Gill selected Nebraska over Georgetown and East Carolina.
Anton is the son of Anton and Shauntell Gill, and was born on Dec. 5, 1994, in Raleigh, N.C. He is the oldest of three siblings, as he has a pair of younger sisters, Ashley and Aliya. Gill majors in communication studies at Nebraska and was on the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men's Basketball team at Louisville.
Gill’s father, Anton, played basketball at East Carolina, earning first team All-Colonial Athletic Conference honors in 1995 and CAA All-Rookie team honors in 1992. He scored 1,485 points at ECU and ranks fifth on the Pirates' all-time scoring list.