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Anton Gill
Player Profile:
Anton Gill 2235840
Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Ravenscroft/Hargrave Military Academy
Other College: Louisville
Major: Communication Studies
Experience: Transfer

Honors & Awards
• Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016)
• 2015-16 Husker Power Co-Lifter of the Year

 

2016-17 (Outlook)
After a year of waiting, junior guard Anton Gill is poised to make an impact on Husker basketball. A former top-50 recruit, Gill began his collegiate career at Louisville, where helped the Cardinals reach the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight in his two seasons at the school. The 6-foot-3 guard has the ability to be a prolific scorer and has a high basketball IQ. Nebraska Coach Tim Miles hopes that Gill can follow the pattern of recent wings Terran Petteway and Andrew White III, both of whom transferred to Nebraska and flourished under Miles' system.

 

2015-16 (Redshirt)
Gill sat out 2015-16 after transferring from Louisville.

Before Nebraska
Gill started his college career at Louisville, where he played two seasons for Coach Rick Pitino and the Cardinals. During his time at Louisville, the Cardinals 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 a AP first-teamavee 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.

Personal
Anton is the son of Anton and Shauntell Gill, and was born on Dec. 5, 1994, in Raieigh, 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.

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