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Coach Has High Praise For USC Hoops Commitment

The USC basketball team landed a commitment earlier this week from 6-8 junior Anthony Gill of Charlotte Christian, and his coach says the Gamecocks have landed a very solid prospect.

"First of all, he has a great, strong Christian character," Shonn Brown said. "He's highly skilled. He finishes well around the basket. He can play on the perimeter. He slashes to the basket and handles the ball well. He's always looking at something to improve on. He still may grow some. He can get stronger. He's aggressive but needs to be extremely aggressive. He needs to work on that. He has a second go to move. He has a nice jump hook."

Gill averaged 11 points and 8 rebounds per game last season. He had been to USC in the summer and was back for an unofficial visit last weekend. After that, he decided to make his commitment.

"We had a lot of people come down and look at him this summer," Brown said. "Wake Forest, Duke, Virginia Tech. He felt really good about the (USC) coaching staff. He found a peace with what they can offer as a student and an athlete."

Brown said Gill is very solid with his pledge. The Charlotte Christian team will be in Columbia over the Christmas holiday to play in the Chic-Fil-A Classic at Richland Northeast.