Four-star '13 SG Gill commits to Louisville

Four-star Raleigh, NC., guard Anton Gill had several offers from ACC schools, but the No. 54 overall prospect in the 2013 class picked Louisville on Wednesday.

Anton Gill had opportunities to play in the ACC, but the four-star 2013 guard from Raleigh, N.C. verbally committed to Louisville Wednesday afternoon, turning down Wake Forest, Miami, NC State and Florida State.

"I talked to Coach Pitino and told him I liked Louisville's system, his coaching style and what he's doing there," Gill told InsideTheVille.com. "I'm excited and he was excited."

Rated the No. 54 overall prospect in his class, Gill struggled with an ankle sprain this summer, but is having an excellent junior season at Ravenscroft.

"I think it was a good pickup," said Scout.com national analyst Evan Daniels. "He's pretty talented. A 6-foot-2 (maybe 6-3) wing, Gill is a very good athlete and a very good long range shooter. He's a lefty. He's also very good attacking the rim in transition."

Gill visited Louisville in October for the start of practice. He said the opportunity to play for Pitino was too much to pass up.

"It was a lot of things...the Yum! Center is amazing, the team has great chemistry and Coach Pitino believes that I can be a really good player," Gill said of his decision.

Gill, 6'2, 165, is capable of playing both guard spots. He's regarded as a natural scorer, but is working to improve his point guard game.

"They like me as a combo guard and I can play point guard if needed," said Gill. "Coach Pitino likes that I can score and knock down open shots. The biggest thing for me is getting stronger, improving my ball handling and point guard skills and improving my decision-making with the ball."

Gill is the first players in the 2013 class to commit to the Cardinals. He said he'll now try to convince fellow '13 stars Greg McClinton and Derek Willis to join him at Louisville.

"We're going to see if we can get a great recruiting class," Gill said.


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