Anton Gill Expected To Have A Much Larger Role In His Sophomore Season

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect

Anton Gill arrived on campus last season amid much fanfare and admiration for the incoming class.  Unfortunately, not much of the calamity was directed at this particular former Hargrave Academy product.

Gill’s prep school teammate, Terry Rozier, was quickly seen as a reliable hand for the Cardinals at an early part of last season.  Gill was sequestered to the bench after showing glimpses of offensive firepower in intrasquad scrimmage games as well as preseason games.

It was the lack of defensive qualifications that kept Gill firmly rooted to the Cardinal bench all season long.  Questions arose about Anton’s availability, but they were all quickly shot down with the same “concerned about defense” redirect.   This season it will be hard to deny Anton Gill what is rightfully his, a spot in Rick Pitino’s rotation.

Gill will have no pressure to start for at least another year while Chris Jones and Terry Rozier are expected to marshal the back court for the Cardinals next season.

The Raleigh native can provide a dead-eye shot from long range off of the bench as well as score off the dribble.  Nailing three-pointers off of screens was Luke Hancock’s thing, Anton Gill can do that.  Creating space off the dribble was Russ Smith’s thing; Anton Gill can do that too.  I’m not alone in my assessment.

ESPN’s C.L. Brown recently released his List of Sophomores to watch for this upcoming basketball season, and Anton Gill is all sorts of on it.

Anton Gill, guard, Louisville. Gill’s offensive skills weren’t questioned, but as strictly a shooting guard, he wasn’t versatile enough to work his way into the backcourt rotation. He still figures to be coming off the bench, with Terry Rozier and Chris Jones starting, but Gill will make an impact this season. 

Veteran guys will need to shoulder more of the load, which means an increased roll for Gill if he wants it.  The Cardinals will be in need of some scoring this season, and Anton Gill could be one to provide it.  The University of Louisville lost two of their top three scorers from last season.  Those points will be difficult to make up if Chris Jones and Wayne Blackshear are the final options in terms of scoring points.  Gill can be a deadly another option on the court as well as an excellent floor spacer if he can bring it all together.

Gill represents an unknown potential that has yet to be unlocked.  He could come into his own during his sophomore year by assimilating quickly into a productive role.  The flip side of that coin would be that Gill never quite figures it out on defense and is eventually recruited over.  His Hargrave Military Academy comrade, Terry Rozier, figures to be an impact player for the Cardinals this season and rumors have already begun to circulate about Rozier’s NBA future.  Gill will not likely have the opportunity to leave early and it is very possibly that he could be a four year player at The University of Louisville.  The basketball career of Gill will begin to be judged here in what will be his sophomore year.  He has shown that he has the talent to play for The University of Louisville; we will see the true depth of that talent very shortly.

About Brandon Zellers

Brandon Zellers
Brandon Zellers joined on as a contributor to The Cardinal Connect in the summer of 2013. Follow Brandon on Twitter @CardConnectBZ


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