2013 Intro: Anton Gill

In a state filled with talent, Anton Gill, a 2013 prospect, is a prospect that a number of college programs are paying attention to.

One of the emerging talents in the sophomore class in North Carolina is standout Anton Gill. After a solid effort last spring summer, he backed it up with a strong season.

"We had a pretty good season," Gill said. "We made it to the semifinals and we had a nice streak where we won 17 games in a row. We had some good wins. It's unfortunate we weren't able to get it done."

Gill, who helped Raleigh (N.C.) Ravenscroft to a 24-4 record, said from an individual standpoint the year went well, as he averaged 17 points a game.

"I think I had a pretty good year," Gill said. "I won some awards. I made All-State. I got Glaxo MVP. I think I had a pretty good year, but there is still some stuff for me to work on."

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound prospect described himself as a scoring guard that likes to attack the basket.

"I'd probably say I'm a smart player," he said. "More than anything I'm a scorer, once I hit one I can get hot for the rest of the game. I can get to the basket and knock down shots. Offensively I think there's a lot that I can do.

"I can do both, but I probably see myself more as a slasher," he added. "I like to get to the rim. But I can do both."

While the recruiting process is in the beginning stages, Gill has already begun taking college visits. In fact, he took trips to North Carolina, Clemson and Wake Forest during the season.

As a kid, Gill grew up following schools in the ACC Conference and particularly had an affinity for UNC.

"Growing up here, Carolina is always the big team," the sophomore said. "It's always been one of my goals to go to the ACC, especially Carolina. I grew up seeing the great teams and the national championships and things like that. It's definitely a goal and something to work for."

To go with interest from UNC, Clemson and Wake Forest, Gill said East Carolina and Charlotte have offered him a scholarship.

Gill, who ranks No. 31 in the preliminary Scout.com 2013 class rankings, plans to run with Garner Roads on the travel circuit.


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