Gill Hearing from UNC

Gill Hearing from UNC

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Like Isaiah Hicks, his AAU teammate on the U16 Garner Road Bulldogs, Anton Gill is a high-major in-state 2013 prospect on UNC's radar.

Gill, playing this week at the Super Showcase, listed offers from North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Louisville, South Carolina, Miami, and Oklahoma State. He is also garnering interest from Texas, Florida State and Florida in addition to North Carolina.

At this point, Gill said he does not have any leaders in his recruitment. As for who is recruiting him the hardest?

"I'd probably say ACC [schools] like Carolina, Wake Forest, North Carolina State and Louisville too," said the 6-foot-3, 175-pound shooting guard out of Raleigh (N.C.) Ravenscroft.

UNC is one of just three schools that Gill has visited.

"I visited NC State, Wake Forest, Carolina and that's about it on that list," Gill said.

Gill lives only about 30 minutes from UNC, but he said that location will not be a factor in his decision.

"Not really, not at all," Gill said. "Just the place where I fit in best and I'm comfortable." Gill said his most recent contact with UNC came just a few days before the second evaluation period began, as he received a call assistant coach Steve Robinson.

"They say they have a high interest," Gill said of where he stands on UNC's recruiting board. "They've been at all the games evaluating and stuff like that. I guess the last part [is that] they just haven't offered yet."

Gill talked about what receiving an offer from North Carolina would mean to him.

"It would be really big," Gill said. "That automatically would make them a favorite because of how good they are, but I don't think I'd commit on the spot because of how many other great schools I've got."

Gill's contact with head coach Roy Williams has thus far been limited to his campus visit last season, but he went on to discuss his relationship with Robinson.

"I've talked to him [for] a long time," Gill said. "My AAU coach used to play with him in college ... Real nice guy, all the coaches at Carolina seem like real nice guys, look after their players."

The best asset of Gill's game is his ability to put points on the board, so that would fit the two-guard position, yet he envisions playing a combo guard spot at the next level and is working on the skills needed for that role.

"I'd probably say scoring the ball (is my primary strength) because I can knock down open shots," he said. "I have range out to the three-point line, I can get to the basket and I ... try not to force things.

"I'd probably say right now [my biggest area for improvement is my] strength, being able to take a hit and finish, cut people off. Other than that, decision making as a point guard, being able to run an offense."

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