Kendall Gill

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Kendall Gill
Kendall Gill 2010.jpg
Gill in 2010
No. 13, 9, 12
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1968-05-25) May 25, 1968 (age 45)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Rich Central
(Olympia Fields, Illinois)
College Illinois (1986–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Pro playing career 1990–2005
Career history
19901993 Charlotte Hornets
19931995 Seattle SuperSonics
1995–1996 Charlotte Hornets
19962001 New Jersey Nets
2001–2002 Miami Heat
2002–2003 Minnesota Timberwolves
2003–2004 Chicago Bulls
2004–2005 Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 12,914 (13.4 ppg)
Rebounds 4,002 (4.1 rpg)
Steals 1,519 (1.6 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Kendall Cedric Gill (born May 25, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player, who now works as a television basketball analyst.[1]

Early life[edit]

Gill was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Graduating in 1986, as a senior Gill led Rich Central to a 2nd place finish in the IHSA class AA state boys basketball tournament. Gill led Rich Central in scoring with 54 points in the 4 games of the tournament finals, and was named to the six-player All-Tournament team.

After high school, Gill attended the University of Illinois. Playing four years for the Fighting Illini, Gill was a starter for his last three seasons. As a junior, Gill led the Fighting Illini to the 1989 Final Four before losing to Michigan on a last second shot. Also among that fabled "Flyin' Illini" squadron were future NBA players Nick Anderson, Marcus Liberty, Kenny Battle and Illini TV/radio broadcaster Stephen Bardo as well as four year starter, Lowell Hamilton. As a senior, Gill led the Big Ten in scoring and was named a first-team All-American (UPI). Gill left Illinois as the 7th all-time leading scorer in school history. Gill's Illini earned NCAA bids each year he played. Gill also won the NCAA Slam Dunk championship at the Final Four his senior season.

Gill was elected to the "Illini Men's Basketball All-Century Team" in 2004.

College stats[edit]

Season Games Points PPG Assists APG Steals Big Ten
Record
Overall
Record
Postseason
1986–87 31 114 3.7 28 0.9 24 13–2 23–8 NCAA First Round
1987–88 33 344 10.4 138 4.1 65 11–7 21–10 NCAA Second Round
1988–89 24 370 15.4 91 3.8 51 14–4 31–5 NCAA Final Four
1989–90 29 581 20.0 96 3.3 63 11–7 21–8 NCAA First Round
Totals 117 1,409 12.0 353 3.0 203 49–20 96–31 4 appearances

NBA career[edit]

Gill was chosen in the 1990 NBA Draft with the fifth overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets, and was named First Team All-Rookie for the 1990-91 season. Kendall also participated in an NBA Slam-Dunk Competition. Gill played in 15 seasons in the NBA for the Hornets (including two separate stints), Seattle SuperSonics, New Jersey Nets, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls, and Milwaukee Bucks. In two different seasons Gill averaged over 20 points per game, first as a second-year player for the Hornets in 1991-92 (20.5 ppg), and again for the Nets in 1996-97 (21.8 ppg). In the 1997-98 NBA season, Gill led the league in steals as a member of the Nets. On April 3, 1999, he recorded 11 steals in a game against Miami, tying a single-game record set by Larry Kenon during the 1976-77 season. In this game, he also recorded 15 points and 10 rebounds for a rare Points-Rebounds-Steals triple double. Gill's career totals include 12,914 points in 966 regular season games. He made an appearance as himself in a Nickelodeon TV Show, My Brother and Me.

After retiring as a player[edit]

As a means to maintain his conditioning, Gill took up boxing, eventually entering the professional ranks. Gill had his first bout on June 25, 2005 at the age of 37.

He appeared on the January 23, 2008 edition of Spike TV's Pros vs. Joes.

On May 15, 2010, Gill sang a rendition of 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, as they took on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Gill formerly provided analysis during pregame and postgame shows on Comcast SportsNet Chicago for Chicago Bulls games. On March 22, 2013, Gill was suspended by Comcast SportsNet for the remainder of the 2012-13 season after a reported physical altercation with analyst Tim Doyle in the CSN newsroom.[2] In September 2013, Gill indicated that he was not returning to the station.[3]

Gill has also provided commentary for NBA TV.[4]

NBA stats[edit]

Season Team GP GS MIN FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF REB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1990–91 Charlotte 82 36 23.7 .450 .143 .835 1.3 1.9 3.2 3.7 1.3 .5 2.0 2.3 11.0
1991–92 Charlotte 79 79 36.8 .467 .240 .745 2.1 3.0 5.1 4.2 1.9 .6 2.3 3.0 20.5
1992–93 Charlotte 69 67 35.2 .449 .274 .772 1.7 3.2 4.9 3.9 1.4 .5 2.5 2.8 16.9
1993–94 Seattle 79 77 30.8 .443 .317 .782 1.2 2.2 3.4 3.5 1.9 .4 1.8 2.5 14.1
1994–95 Seattle 73 58 29.1 .457 .368 .742 1.4 2.6 4.0 2.6 1.6 .4 1.9 2.5 13.7
1995–96 Charlotte/New Jersey 47 46 35.8 .469 .329 .784 1.5 3.4 4.9 5.5 1.4 .5 2.8 2.8 14.0
1996–97 New Jersey 82 81 39.0 .443 .336 .797 2.2 3.9 6.1 4.0 1.9 .6 2.7 2.7 21.8
1997–98 New Jersey 81 81 33.7 .429 .257 .688 1.4 3.4 4.8 2.5 1.9 .8 1.5 3.3 13.4
1998–99 New Jersey 50 47 32.1 .398 .118 .683 1.2 3.7 4.9 2.5 2.7 .5 1.4 3.2 11.8
1999–2000 New Jersey 76 75 31.0 .414 .256 .710 1.1 2.6 3.7 2.8 1.8 .5 1.2 2.8 13.1
2000–01 New Jersey 31 26 28.8 .331 .286 .722 1.0 3.2 4.2 2.8 1.5 .2 1.5 2.1 9.1
2001–02 Miami 65 49 21.7 .384 .136 .677 .4 2.4 2.8 1.5 .7 .1 .8 2.2 5.7
2002–03 Minnesota 82 34 25.2 .422 .322 .764 .6 2.4 3.0 1.9 1.0 .2 1.3 2.1 8.7
2003–04 Chicago 56 35 25.2 .392 .237 .735 1.1 2.3 3.4 1.6 1.2 .3 1.5 1.9 9.6
2004–05 Milwaukee 14 0 20.3 .400 .333 .900 .8 1.9 2.6 1.9 1.0 .3 .6 2.6 6.1
Career 966 791 30.5 .434 .300 .754 1.3 2.8 4.1 3.0 1.6 .4 1.8 2.6 13.4
Playoffs 27 17 29.5 .408 .259 .686 1.6 2.1 3.7 2.1 1.4 .4 1.4 2.7 11.9

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bulls legend Van Lier mourned
  2. ^ Gill out for season as Bulls analyst
  3. ^ Kendall Gill Twitter. September 25, 2013.
  4. ^ Kendall Gill returning to television; NBA TV

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