Gill Caesar impresses at Huntington Prep

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. -- Huntington Prep has had recent success with Canadiens. While Andrew Wiggins and Xavier Rathan-Mayes stood out for them last year, sophomore wing Montaque Gill Caesar appears to be the next in line.

Huntington (W.V.) Prep coach Rob Fulford keeps a running tally of pick up ball wins in his office.

Although Andrew Wiggins, the nation's best player, leads the team in winning percentage, sophomore Montaque Gill Caesar, or "Tecky" as he's known to his teammates, is the team leader in wins.

"Numbers don't lie," Gill Caesar jokingly said following a recent practice session at Huntington Prep.

"When you put in work that's what happens," he added. "I just do whatever I can to get the W."

Gill Caesar is a 6-foot-5 wing blessed with wide shoulders and long arms. For a 2015 prospect, he's physical, not afraid to mix it up and can score.

"Usually I'm more of a slasher, but lately I've been working on my shot a lot more," he told "After practice when open gym is done I'll make 100 shots with my teammates."

"I think I'm best at breaking defenders down," he added. "I need to work on my handles a little bit more so it's easier. I have a good pull-up, I think. My defense, I'll guard the best player out there if I have too."

Fulford said the addition of Gill Caesar to the team has given Wiggins a daily challenge in practice.

"He's a scorer," Fulford said. "He just attacks. He's made Andrew better because they are going at each other. They are making each other better. His jump shot has come a long way. He's no the most bouncy athlete, but he's athletic."

"There's been time in practice where he's gotten the better of Andrew and that's been good for Andrew because he knows he can't coast," Fulford added. "Tecky has a chance to be really, really good."

Like a handful of his teammates, Gill Caesar is a native of Canada. Knowing Wiggins and Xavier-Rathan-Mayes made the transition to Huntington Prep smoother, but playing with them has helped his game too.

"I've known Andrew for a long time and I've known X for quite some time," Gill Caesar said. "They are pushing me everyday to get better. Going at them everyday, of course you're going to get better because they are elite players."

According to Fulford, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky have put in calls regarding Gill Caesar. Gill Caesar said he's heard from two others as well.

"I have a couple of offers," Gill Caesar said. "Baylor and Ohio State. But I'm not really focused on that right now because I'm still young. I have a couple more years. I'm just focused on getting better."

Gill Caesar took a recent unofficial visit to Kentucky. He said the Wildcats are tracking him.

"It was good," he said of the visit. "I played with the older, bigger guys. They are tough."

"They told my coach that I'm getting better and have time to develop," he added.

Gill Caesar is currently ranked No. 18 overall in the 2015 recruiting class.

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