Eddie Gill

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Eddie Gill
Eddie Gill with the Bucks.jpg
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Point guard
Personal information
Born (1978-08-16) August 16, 1978 (age 36)
Aurora, Colorado
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Overland (Aurora, Colorado)
College CC of Eastern Utah (1996–1997)
Salt Lake CC (1997–1998)
Weber State (1998–2000)
NBA draft 2000 / Undrafted
Pro career 2000–2012
Career history
2000–2001 Las Vegas Silver Bandits (IBL)
2000–2001 Kansas City Knights (ABA)
2000–2001 New Jersey Nets
2000–2001 Paf Bologna (Italy 1st)
2001–2002 Kansas City Knights (ABA)
2001–2002 Memphis Grizzlies
2002–2003 Asheville Altitude (D-League)
2003 Reggio Emilia (Italy 2nd)
2003 Ionikos N.F. B.C. (Greece)
2003–2004 Dakota Wizards (CBA)
2004 Portland Trail Blazers
20042006 Indiana Pacers
2006–2007 Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
2007–2008 New Jersey Nets
2007–2008 Colorado 14ers (D-League)
2007–2008 Seattle SuperSonics
2007–2008 Colorado 14ers (D-League)
2008–2009 Milwaukee Bucks
2009–2010 Oostende (Belgium)
2010–2011 EWE Baskets Oldenburg (Germany)
2011–2012 Townsville Crocodiles (Australia)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Eddie Gill (born August 16, 1978) is an American professional basketball player. Gill grew up in Aurora, Colorado and played college basketball at the College of Eastern Utah, Salt Lake Community College, and Weber State University. With the Weber State Wildcats, Gill was MVP of the 1999 Big Sky Conference Tournament.

Not selected in the 2000 NBA Draft, Gill began his professional career with the Las Vegas Silver Bandits of the IBL and debuted with the New Jersey Nets of the NBA late in the 2000–01 season. Gill has had a journeyman career in basketball and has played in various teams in the NBA, NBA Development League, minor leagues, and overseas. In the NBA, Gill has played for the New Jersey Nets, Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Pacers, Seattle SuperSonics, and Milwaukee Bucks all usually in reserve roles. However, Gill has been a starter and high scorer for much of his non-NBA career. Professionally, Gill has been an All-Star selection in the CBA (2004) and NBA Development League (2008) and won championships with the D-League (2009 with the Colorado 14ers) and Belgian Cup (2010 with BC Oostende).

Early life and college[edit]

Gill grew up in his birthplace of Aurora, Colorado and graduated from Overland High School of Aurora in 1996. After high school, Gill enrolled at the College of Eastern Utah, a junior college in Price, Utah, and played on the basketball team, averaging 6.1 points and 2.4 assists. In 1997, Gill transferred to Salt Lake Community College and again played basketball. At Salt Lake CC, Gill had 16.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game.[1]

Gill transferred to Weber State University in 1998 and played for two seasons on the Weber State Wildcats men's basketball team. In his junior year (1998–1999), Gill averaged 14.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 4.5 assists.[1] For the 1999 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, Gill was MVP after scoring 15 points and making 9 assists and 6 rebounds in 40 minutes of play. He also committed two of his team's five turnovers in the 82-75 victory over Northern Arizona. This tournament championship qualified Weber State for an automatic NCAA tournament bid.[2] In the Round of 64 game, 14th-seeded Weber State upset third-seeded North Carolina 76-74.[3] Gill scored 16 points despite only making 4 of 12 field goals; he also made 5 of 5 free throws and had 2 assists and 5 defensive rebounds.[4] In Weber State's next round loss to sixth-seeded Florida, Gill scored 19 points in 5-for-14 shooting and 7-for-8 free throw shooting and also made 3 defensive rebounds and 5 assists.[5] Weber State finished the season 25-8.[6]

As a senior (1999–2000), Gill averaged 16.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 6.9 assists. In both seasons, Gill earned First-Team All-Big Sky Conference honors.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Las Vegas Silver Bandits, Kansas City Knights, New Jersey Nets, and Italy (2000–2001)[edit]

Not selected in the 2000 NBA Draft, Gill began his professional career with the Las Vegas Silver Bandits of the IBL. In 31 games with Las Vegas, Gill averaged 14.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 6.9 assists. Gill then played in 10 games with the Kansas City Knights of the ABA and averaged 6 points and 9 assists. On March 29, 2001, Gill signed a 10-day contract with the NBA's New Jersey Nets and would sign another 10-day contract afterwards.[7] Playing in a game against the Boston Celtics on April 15, 2001, Gill scored the eight millionth point in NBA history.[8] With New Jersey, Gill averaged 4.9 points, 1.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.3 turnovers in 8 games. He made 39% of field goals.[7] Gill joined the Italian Lega Basket Serie A team Paf Bologna in April 2001.[9]

Return to Kansas City and Memphis Grizzlies (2001–2002)[edit]

Returning to the Kansas City Knights in fall 2001, Gill played in 18 games and averaged 12.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 6.7 assists.[1] Gill signed with the Memphis Grizzlies for a 10-day contract on February 23, 2002 and later signed for the rest of the 2001–02 season.[7] Gill played 23 games with Memphis and started 5. He averaged 5.0 points, 1.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.5 turnovers.[7] In a game that used only eight players, Gill scored 20 points in his debut with Memphis on February 25, a 90-77 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.[10] Gill made 7 of 12 field goals (including 1 of 2 three-pointers) and made all 5 free throw attempts. He also had 5 rebounds, 7 assists, and a steal.[11] Gill would score in double figures in only three other games: 11 on March 3 against Seattle, 11 on March 4 against Atlanta, and 10 on March 7 against Indiana.[11]

D-League and Italy (2002–2003)[edit]

Gill signed with NBA Development League team Asheville Altitude on November 23, 2002 and was waived on February 24, 2003.[12] Gill played 35 games with Asheville and averaged 12.5 points and 5.2 assists.[1] Gill later signed with Reggio Emilia of the Italian league Legadue Basket and averaged 14.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13 games.[1]

Greek League, CBA, and return to NBA (2003–2004)[edit]

In the beginning of the 2003–04 season, Gill played with Greek Basket League team Ionikos Athens. In six games, Gill averaged 15.8 points and 3.7 assists. He later played in 25 games for the Dakota Wizards of the CBA and averaged 18.1 points and 8.0 assists.[1] In the CBA All-Star Classic on January 20, Gill helped the National team rally from a 20-point deficit to a 2-point win with 15 points, 6 assists, 10 rebounds, and 3 steals.[13] Gill returned to the NBA on February 5, 2004 by signing as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers. In 22 games, Gill averaged 2.3 points, 0.8 rebounds, and 0.7 assists.[7]

Indiana Pacers (2004–2006)[edit]

On June 24, 2004, Portland traded Eddie Gill to the New Jersey Nets, but the Nets waived Gill on July 6. Gill signed as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on July 28.[7] In the infamous game on November 19, 2004 that concluded with the Pacers–Pistons brawl, Gill joined two of his Pacers teammates and others in an effort to break up a fight between players and fans.[14] The following day, Gill started the game and was one of only six players used due to the suspensions from yesterday's brawl.[15][16] In Indiana's 86-83 loss to Orlando on November 20, Gill made 3 of 10 field goals (including 1 of 1 three-point attempt), converted 1 of 2 free throws, and had 8 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 3 steals, and a turnover.[15] Gill played in 73 games in 2004–05 and had 3 starts in the 2004–05 season for the Pacers and averaged 3.7 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists.[7] Gill scored a season-high 21 points on December 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers.[15] Gill made his postseason debut on April 23, 2005, in the Pacers' first first-round playoff game against the Boston Celtics. Gill made one field goal out of four attempts and made two free throws; in 17 minutes of play he scored 4 points and made 2 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal, and 2 turnovers.[15] In the 2005–06 season with Indiana, Gill played only 41 games an averaged 1.1 points, 0.4 rebounds, and 0.3 assists.[7]

Dynamo Moscow (2006–2007)[edit]

For the 2006–07 season, Gill again played overseas, for Dynamo Moscow of Russian Basketball Super League. He averaged 7.3 points and 2.5 assists in 33 Russian League games and 6.2 points and 1.4 assists in 20 Euroleague games.[1]

Return to the Nets and D-League, Seattle SuperSonics (2007–2008)[edit]

On October 1, 2007, Gill signed with the New Jersey Nets but was waived on October 25.[7][17] The Colorado 14ers drafted Gill as the top pick in the 2007 NBA Development League Draft.[18] Due to a thigh injury to Darrell Armstrong, the Nets re-signed Gill on November 16.[19] With New Jersey, Gill averaged 2.9 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists before the Nets waived him on December 12.[7] In his short stint, Gill had two games in double figures: 12 points on 4-for-5 shooting on November 19 against Utah and 10 points on December 4 against Cleveland.[20] Gill also started the December 5 game against New York.[20] Gill returned to the Colorado 14ers on December 17.[21] In 37 games with Colorado, Gill averaged 18.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 8.5 assists.[22] In the 2008 NBA D-League All-Star Game on February 16, Gill played on the Red Team and scored 3 points off one three-pointer but missed 6 other field goals. He also had 3 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 turnovers. The Blue Team won 117-99 over Red.[23]

On March 24, 2008, the Seattle SuperSonics signed Gill to a ten-day contract, due to a depleted lineup.[24] He played only 5 minutes against the Portland Trail Blazers in his first game on March 24.[25] On April 3, his contract expired and was not renewed.[7]

Return to Colorado 14ers, call-up to Milwaukee Bucks (2009)[edit]

He signed with the New Jersey Nets in the 2008 offseason but was waived, among with 3 other players, before the season started (October 24). He had averaged 4.5 points and 1 assist in six preseason games.[26] Gill returned to the Colorado 14ers on December 8.[27]

The Milwaukee Bucks, facing a depleted roster due to injuries, signed Gill to a 10-day contract on February 9, 2009.[28] He signed a second 10-day contract on February 20. In 6 games for the Bucks he averaged 2.8 points and 1.8 assists in 7.2 minutes per game.[7] In 40 games with Colorado, Gill averaged 14.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 8.4 assists, and 1.6 steals.[22] D-League coaches voted Gill as Player of the Year at the end of the season.[29] In Game 1 of the D-League finals on April 21, Gill made the tying free throw to force overtime, and Colorado beat the Utah Flash 136-131 in overtime.[30] Colorado won the D-League title in Game Two on April 23.[31]

BC Oostende (2009–2010)[edit]

In November 2009, Gill signed with the Basketball League Belgium team BC Oostende and in 26 games averaged 7 points, 3. rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.2 steals with 28.0% field goal shooting.[9] On February 19, 2010, during a late 12-4 run by Oostende, Gill made five free throws in the last two minutes to seal a 75-68 win over the Antwerp Giants.[32] Oostende won the Belgian Cup championship for the season.[9]

EWE Baskets Oldenburg (2010–2011)[edit]

On September 24, 2010, he signed with the New Jersey Nets of the NBA but was waived on October 6, 2010.[7] On December 6, 2010, Gill signed with German team EWE Baskets Oldenburg for the remainder of the 2010-11 season.[33] Gill played in 27 league games and averaged 7.1 points, 2.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.4 steals with 40.9% field goals made. In 2 Eurocup games, Gill averaged 5 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, and 1.5 steals.[9]

Townsville Crocodiles (2011–2012)[edit]

On July 15, 2011, Gill signed with the Townsville Crocodiles of the Australian NBL for the 2011–12 season.[34] In the 28 games of the regular season he averaged 12.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.4 steals in 29 minutes per game.[35] Gill scored 21 in an October blowout 95-67 win over the Cairns Taipans.[36] On November 11, Gill led Townsville with 30 points and seven assists in Townsville's 95-88 overtime upset of the Melbourne Tigers; with 2 seconds left in regulation, Gill made the tying free throw.[37] With 73% field goals made, Gill scored 26 in a 100-93 win over the Sydney Kings on December 23.[38] Against doctor's orders, Gill played on March 4, 2012 with 15 stitches in his right hand. He had 4 points, 3 assists, and 7 turnovers but drew a last-second charging foul to seal Townsville's three-point victory over the Melbourne Tigers.[39]

Gill won the NBL Player of the Week twice, in rounds 6 and 12,[40] and was also named to the 2011-12 All-NBL Third Team.[41]

The Crocodiles made it to the 2011-12 NBL playoffs, finishing in fourth position overall for the regular season with a win-loss record of 15-13 (54.57%). On Friday 30 March 2012, the Crocodiles scored an upset 99-82 win over the New Zealand Breakers in the first game of the 2011-12 NBL postseason competition. Gill scored 21 points, 4 steals, and 3 rebounds in the win.[42]

Gill signed with the Milwaukee Bucks on October 1 but was waived before the regular season on October 27.[7] In three preseason games, Gill had limited playing time and made 0 of 4 field goals in one game.[43]

Personal life[edit]

Eddie Gill is married to Marisa and has two children: Eddie Jr. (born 2000) and Kiara (born 2002).[44]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Regular season
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000–01 New Jersey 8 0 19.0 .390 .333 .800 1.1 3.0 0.5 0.1 4.9
2001–02 Memphis 23 5 16.7 .424 .318 .795 1.2 2.1 0.5 0.1 5.0
2003–04 Portland 22 0 7.1 .417 .375 .850 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.0 2.3
2004–05 Indiana 73 3 14.0 .335 .308 .877 1.5 1.1 0.8 0.1 3.7
2005–06 Indiana 41 0 3.0 .222 .304 .783 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.0 1.1
2007–08 New Jersey 13 1 11.5 .414 .357 1.000 1.7 1.6 0.5 0.2 2.9
2007–08 Seattle 1 0 5.0 .000 .000 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008–09 Milwaukee 6 0 7.2 .667 .667 0.7 1.8 0.5 0.2 2.3

Notes[edit]

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  3. ^ Eborn, Jared (March 12, 1999). "Surprise! Weber St. knocks off North Carolina". Deseret News. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "(14) Weber State 76, (3) North Carolina 74". sports-reference.com/cbb. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "(14) Weber State 74, (6) Florida 82". sports-reference.com/cbb. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ "1998-99 Weber State Wildcats Roster and Stats". sports-reference.com/cbb. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
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  8. ^ Associated Press. "Boston 95, New Jersey 88". CNN.com. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Eddie Gill basketball profile". eurobasket.com. July 15, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ "LA Clippers 90, Memphis 77". UPI. February 25, 2002. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Eddie Gill 2001-02 Game Log". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  12. ^ "2002-03 Transactions". NBA D-League. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Eddie Gill page: 2004-05 Player HQ". Indiana Pacers. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  14. ^ Associated Press (November 20, 2004). "Timeline of Pacers-Pistons brawl". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Eddie Gill 2004-05 Game Log". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  16. ^ Herman, Steve (Associated Press) (November 21, 2004). "Magic deflate shorthanded Pacers". USA Today. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  17. ^ "NBA Transactions (October 25, 2007)". espn.com. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Colorado 14ers Select Eddie Gill With Top Pick In 2007 D-League Draft". NBA D-League. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  19. ^ Associated Press (November 16, 2007). Nets sign Gill to fill in for injured guard Armstrong "Nets sign Gill to fill in for injured guard Armstrong". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  20. ^ a b "Eddie Gill 2007-08 Game Log". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Top Overall Pick Eddie Gill Returns To Colorado 14ers". NBA D-League. December 17, 2007. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  22. ^ a b "Eddie Gill Career Stats and Totals". NBA D-League. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Red 99, Blue 117". NBA D-League. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  24. ^ Associated Press (March 24, 2008). "Wilcox, Watson out vs. Blazers; Sonics sign guard Gill to 10-day deal". espn.com. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  25. ^ Associated Press (March 24, 2008). "Durant, Sonics dump Blazers, end 11-game slump". ESPN.com. 
  26. ^ Associated Press (October 24, 2008). "Van Horn, Gill, Hamilton, Hodge waived by Nets in roster moves". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Transactions". Colorado 14ers. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  28. ^ Sorgi, Jay. "Bucks Sign Eddie Gill". TodaysTMJ4.com. WTMJ. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Colorado’s Eddie Gill Earns NBA D-League Impact Player Award". NBA D-League. April 7, 2009. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  30. ^ "Colorado 14ers defeat Utah Flash in game one of 2009 NBA D-League Finals". NBA D-League. April 22, 2009. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  31. ^ Bodenrader, Mark (April 22, 2009). "14ers Live in the Moment, Take 2009 NBA D-League Crown". NBA D-League. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Belgian League, Game 21: February 19-20, 2010". Euroleague. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  33. ^ "EWE Baskets lands Eddie Gill". Euroleague. December 6, 2010. 
  34. ^ "Crocs snap up Eddie Gill". NBL.com.au. July 15, 2011. 
  35. ^ "Eddie Gill". SportingPulse.com. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  36. ^ Thompson, Michael (October 20, 2011). "Steady Eddie". Townsville Bulletin. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  37. ^ "Crocs need overtime to kill off Tigers". ABC News (Australia). November 11, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  38. ^ Stewart, Antony (December 24, 2011). "Eddie gets mojo back". Townsville Bulletin. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  39. ^ Stewart, Antony (March 6, 2012). "Gill's lesson in guts". Townsville Bulletin. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  40. ^ Howard, Marc (December 27, 2011). "Gill wins again". NBL. 
  41. ^ Howard, Marc (March 26, 2012). "Lisch wins MVP". NBL. 
  42. ^ "Semi-final Report: Crocs shock shaky Breakers". NBL. March 30, 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  43. ^ "Eddie Gill Game By Game Stats". NBA. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  44. ^ Aloia, Andrew (August 31, 2011). "Eddie 'The Thrill' Gill arrives for Crocs". Townsville Bulletin. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 

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