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Eddie Gill
Eddie Gill
Gill playing in the NBA D-League.
Personal information
Born August 16, 1978 (1978-08-16) (age 38)
Aurora, Colorado
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 190 lbs (86 kg)
Career details
Position Point guard
Team Free agent
Career information
High school Overland
(Aurora, Colorado)
College Weber State
NBA Draft 2000 / undrafted
Pro career 2000–2012 (12 years)
Career history
Years Team
2000–2001 Las Vegas Silver Bandits (IBL)
Kansas City Knights (ABA)
New Jersey Nets
Paf Bologna (Italy 1st)
2001–2002 Kansas City Knights (ABA)
Memphis Grizzlies
2002–2003 Asheville Altitude (D-League)
2003 Reggio Emilia (Italy 2nd)
Ionikos N.F. B.C. (Greece)
2003–2004 Dakota Wizards (CBA)
2004 Portland Trail Blazers
2004–2006 Indiana Pacers
2006–2007 Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
2007–2008 New Jersey Nets

Colorado 14ers (D-League)
Seattle SuperSonics

2008–2009 Colorado 14ers (D-League)
Milwaukee Bucks
2009–2010 Oostende (Belgium)
2010–2011 EWE Baskets Oldenburg
(Germany)
2011–2012 Townsville Crocodiles
(Australia)
Career highlights and awards
  • Third-team All-NBL ( 2012)
  • Belgian Cup champion (2010)
  • NBA D-League champion (2009)
  • NBA D-League Player of the Year (2009)
  • All-D-League third team (2009)
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2008)
  • All-D-League first team (2008)
  • CBA All-Star (2004)
  • 2× First-Team All-Big Sky Conference (1999, 2000)
  • Big Sky Conference Tournament MVP (1999)

Eddie Gill (born August 16, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player who played as a Point guard. Gill went undrafted after a college career at Weber State University, and began his professional career with the New Jersey Nets, going on to play for the Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Pacers, New Jersey Nets and Seattle SuperSonics. He has averaged 3.1 points per game over his NBA career.

Playing for the Nets in a game against the Boston Celtics, on April 15, 2001, he scored the eight millionth point in NBA history.[1]

Gill also played for the IBL's Las Vegas Silver Bandits, the ABA's Kansas City Knights and Dakota Wizards, the NBA Development League's Asheville Altitude, in Greece with Ionikos Athens[1], and in Italy with Reggio Emilia and Paf Bologna (2001, won the Italian League). He played in the Euroleague for Dynamo Moscow in 2006.[2]

On October 1, 2007, Gill signed with the New Jersey Nets but was waived on October 25 after playing 13 games. He played in 32 games for the NBA D-League's Colorado 14ers. After a brief stint as a free agent, Gill was selected first overall in the NBDL draft by the Colorado 14ers on November 1, 2007.[3] Fifteen days later on November 16, Gill was signed again by the Nets due to a thigh injury to Darrell Armstrong.[4]

On March 24, 2008, the Seattle SuperSonics signed Gill to a ten-day contract, due to a depleted lineup.[5] He played only 5 minutes against the Portland Trail Blazers in his first game.[6] On April 3, his contract expired and was not renewed.[7]

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.[8]

During the early months of 2009, the Milwaukee Bucks, facing a depleted roster due to injuries, decided to sign Gill to a 10-day contract on February 9, 2009.[9] He signed a second 10 day contract on February 20.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 2004-05 Player HQ: Eddie Gill
  2. Dynamo adds Gill at point, October 18, 2006
  3. Colorado 14ers Select Eddie Gill With Top Pick In 2007 D-League Draft
  4. Nets sign Gill to fill in for injured guard Armstrong
  5. Wilcox, Watson out vs. Blazers; Sonics sign guard Gill to 10-day deal
  6. Durant, Sonics dump Blazers, end 11-game slump
  7. NBA: No Nowitzki, no good
  8. Van Horn, Gill, Hamilton, Hodge waived by Nets in roster moves
  9. Bucks sign veteran Eddie Gill

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