Virginia Cavaliers Basketball Player Profile: Anthony Gill

Anthony Gill transferred to Virginia from South Carolina in April - Spruce Derden

Transfer Anthony Gill should make a big impact in Virginia's frontcourt....next year.

Forward Anthony Gill transferred to Virginia from South Carolina in the spring, after Gamecocks coach Darrin Horn was fired. Virginia had some tough competition to land gill, with powers North Carolina, Ohio State and Florida in pursuit. Gill was high school teammates with Cavalier forward Akil Mitchell, and ESPN had him ranked as a Top-100 prospect for the 2011 class. The 6'8'' transfer has three years of eligibility left, after sitting out the upcoming season because of the NCAA's transfer rules.

In his only season at South Carolina, Gill was one of the best players on his team. Starting 26 of 31 games, the freshman big man averaged 7.6 points per game, good for third on the team. Gill also averaged 4.7 rebounds per game, tied for second best on the squad. The 6'8'' forward took the occasional long ball as well. Gill averaged 39.3% from three on the season, making 11 of his 28 attempts. For comparisons sake, Mike Scott, a decent outside shooting big man, was 6 for 20 on the year from 3, or 30%. Gill also shot 64.6% from the free throw line last year, which leaves some room for improvement. Overall, these numbers are really respectable for any freshman big man, especially for one playing on a team that was 2-14 in the SEC last year.

Word out of Virginia practices this fall has been that Gill is one of the best players on the team. Although he cannot play this season, Gill can practice with the team, and really get acclimated to Tony Bennett's system on both ends of the floor. Next year, Gill can come in and probably start right away. With his inside-out game, many will see a comparison to Mike Scott. Obviously, based on the list of teams that pursued Gill when he transferred, the talent is certainly there.

Men's Basketball Spotlight: Anthony Gill (via McIntyreLiz)


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Streaking The Lawn

You must be a member of Streaking The Lawn to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Streaking The Lawn. You should read them.

Join Streaking The Lawn

You must be a member of Streaking The Lawn to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Streaking The Lawn. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker