Formerly a player of the South Carolina Gamecocks, Gill put up 7.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. He also shot 45.3 percent from the field and 39.3 percent from behind the arc.
The 6’8” forward should receive quite a bit of playing time right off of the bat and he should play a big role in the Cavaliers making the NCAA tournament this year.
It helps that Virginia will be returning the top five scorers from last season, including Joe Harris who averaged 16.3 points per game.
The three Big East teams are getting the ACC a lot of buzz, but teams such as Virginia should not go unnoticed. This is going to be a very good Cavaliers team. They did win 23 games last season and finished with an ACC record of 11-7.
However, depth is a very important thing for any contending team and that is the case with Gill. He could easily crack the starting five thanks to his height and talent in general, but we will have to wait and see if that will actually be the case.
The year Gill played for South Carolina, he was the third highest scorer on the team and was tied for second in rebounds. He only played 25.3 minutes per game, so with more playing time he could easily average more than 10 points per game.
Virginia is getting a great player in Gill and I am sure he will have a big impact right off of the bat.