MBB: Nebrasketball ready for the ‘fun’ to begin after a 5-2 start to the season

Anton Gill – Guard - Senior

Photo by Pat Radigan

Husker Anton Gill made his debut at PBA in a win over North Dakota after missing the first two games of the season. Gill hit 4-of-5 from 3-point range to chip in a career-high 16 points.

Similar to Copeland and Roby, Gill is entering his senior year after battling injury last season. Gill appeared in just 12 games during his junior season, averaging 3.8 points and 1.9 rebounds per game after transferring to NU from Louisville.

That short season came after sitting out a year per transfer rules, and explains why Gill has a spark after missing the first few games. Gill gave Nebraska key minutes against St. Johns with Allen hurt and Watson in foul trouble, but it wasn’t until the win over North Dakota that the senior showed what he adds to this team.

“Honestly, I’m just glad to be back playing after the groin and everything,” Gill said after tallying a season-high 16 points against UND. “All of this just feels great to be back on something I love. Just to be out there with my guys means everything to me.”

“I got cleared right before the season, I had to get my legs back under me. There was a lot of fatigue and stuff like that. I think sitting out those first two games was the best thing to happen to me. My legs feel great, I feel bouncy again. I feel like I’m getting back to myself.”

Gill having his “legs back under” him showed up in the four 3-pointers he hit against North Dakota, and he hasn’t stopped scoring since. In the win over Marist, Gill hit five 3-pointers as part of a career-high 17 points, and added three more makes from downtown in Sunday’s win over Long Beach.

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