From Nebraska media relations department
Lincoln – University of Nebraska Basketball Coach Tim Miles announced Monday that Anton Gill has transferred to the University of Nebraska and joined the Husker basketball program. Gill began classes at Nebraska on Monday, the first of two summer sessions at UNL.
Gill, who spent the previous two seasons at the University of Louisville, will sit out the 2015-16 season and have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2016-17 campaign.
A 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard from Raleigh, N.C., Gill spent two seasons at Louisville, where he played in 55 career games for the Cardinals, who reached the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight in his tenure. A former top-50 recruit out of Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy, Miles believes that Gill, who selected Nebraska over Georgetown and East Carolina, will provide the Huskers additional scoring punch when he becomes eligible.
“I’m excited to add Anton to our team,” Miles said. “He is a high-caliber player who has played in an elite program and understands the regimentation it takes for a program to be successful. As I have got to know him, I enjoy the way he puts thought into his game. He has an outstanding basketball IQ and pays attention to the game, and that is someone who has traditionally excelled in our system. He was a renowned scorer on the AAU circuit and at Hargrave Academy. We think he can be someone who can step in and be scoring threat who can replace Shavon Shields after he graduates next year.”
As a sophomore, he played in 31 games, helping Louisville to a 27-9 record and a berth in the Elite Eight in 2014-15. He averaged 2.5 points and 0.7 rebounds per game in just under 10 minutes per contest. Gill posted a pair of double-figure efforts in 2014-15, including a career-high 15 point effort against Florida International and had 14 points, including a career-high four 3-pointers, in a win over Florida State. Gill also had seven points and a pair of steals in the final six minutes of Louisville’s East Regional semifinal win over North Carolina State, including the go-ahead basket with 5:55 remaining. As a freshman, he played in 24 game as a reserve for the Cardinals. In addition to his work on the court, Gill was named to the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men's Basketball team.
A consensus top-50 recruit, Gill averaged 28.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists for Hargrave Military Academy as a senior, including a school-record 56 point game and another 50-point effort, as the school went 38-8 on the season. He was a first-team all-state pick at Ravenscroft High School as a junior, averaging 18.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.3 steals to lead the program to a 31-4 record and the Class 3A North Carolina state championship.
Gill’s father, Anton, played basketball at East Carolina, earning first team All-Colonial Athletic Conference honors in 1995 and CAA All-Rookie team honors in 1992. He scored 1,485 points at ECU and ranks fifth on the Pirates' all-time scoring list. Anton is the son of Anton and Shauntell Gill.