Honors & Awards
• 2017-18 Team Co-Captain
• Two-time Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
• 2015-16 Husker Power Co-Lifter of the Year
Anton Gill was one of the leaders of a Nebraska team that won 22 games and reached the postseason for the first time since 2014. He played in 31 games, including 14 starts, and averaged 8.1 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. Gill led Nebraska with 54 3-pointers and shot a career-best 38 percent from beyond the arc as a senior. He was one of the Big Ten’s best sixth men before moving to the starting lineup for the second half of the season to help the Huskers go 10-2 in their last 12 regular-season games.
Gill reached double figures nine times, with seven of those performances coming off the bench. Gill had a career-high 21 points, including 4-of-8 from 3-point range, in just 25 minutes against UTSA on Dec. 20. The UTSA performance began a string of three straight double-figure efforts, as he had 14 points, including four 3-poitners, against Delaware State on Dec. 22 and 12 points in a win over Stetson on Dec. 29 to close out non-conference action. Gill, who missed NU’s first two games recovering from a groin injury, made his debut against St. John’s on Nov. 16 before breaking out with a then-career high 16 point effort against North Dakota, as he went 6-of-9 from the field, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range. The following weekend at the AdvoCare Invitational, Gill averaged 12.7 points per game on 57 percent shooting, including 9-of-14 from long range. He had 17 points, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range, in 23 minutes vs. Marist on Nov. 24, and closed tournament play with 16 points in the win over Long Beach State on Nov. 26. In his final game off the bench, Gill had 10 points in the overtime loss at Penn State, including a game-tying 3-pointer with 13.7 seconds left in overtime. When Gill moved into the starting lineup, he reached double figures twice and had three other games with at least eight points. Gill helped NU pull away from No. 23 Michigan on Jan. 18, scoring all 10 of his points in the second half of the Huskers’ win over the Wolverines. He also keyed NU’s win at Minnesota on Feb. 6 with 12 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and three rebounds in the win at Minnesota. He also had nine points in the Huskers’ Senior Day win over Penn State on Feb. 25.
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 received his degree in communication studies from Nebraska in December of 2017. Gill 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.