Two U of L signees thriving at Hargrave

Two future University of Louisville basketball players are teammates this season at Chatham, Va., Hargrave Military Academy. Terry Rozier and Anton Gill are thriving in the same backcourt and this weekend will be playing in Kentucky.

University of Louisville basketball fans have the first of two opportunities to see two future Cardinals this weekend at Scott County High School.

U of L signees Terry Rozier and Anton Gill – teammates at Chatham, Va., Hargrave Military Academy – will play Saturday night at 7 p.m. against Queen City in the Scott County Shootout.

Both players signed with U of L last month and are playing in the same backcourt for the first time this season. So far, it's been a success.

Hargrave is 13-4 with Rozier averaging 28 points, eight rebounds and six assists, while Gill is averaging 23 points and seven assists.

"(Playing together) is helping them both tremendously," Hargrave coach A.W. Hamilton said. "They really feed off each other.

"They're roommates and they're becoming familiar with one another's game. It's only going to make them better in the long run."

When the two signed with the Cardinals, coach Rick Pitino said it should work out for the best with the two on the same team. Rozier is from the Cleveland, Ohio, area, while Gill came to Hargrave from Raleigh, N.C.

"They'll grow with the program," Pitino said. "It will be good for both of them."

Hamilton said Rozier has "really bought in," and noted that Gill is a true high school senior and is "adjusting to playing against older guys."

"I think Rozier and Gill playing together in high school will certainly help their chemistry at the next level," national; analyst Evan Daniels said. "With these two, plus Chris Jones headed to Louisville, I have a feeling that Louisville will be playing a lot of guards and these two will likely be on the court together quite a bit at the next level."

Hargrave will play in Louisville on Jan. 26 in the Louisville Hoopfest, brought to you by Cardinal Authority, at Iroquois High School.

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