Eddie Gill


Eddie Gill

Eddie Gill (born August 16 1978 in Aurora, Colorado) is an American professional basketball player for the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).Gill went undrafted after a college career at Weber State University, and began his pro 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 3.8 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. [http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/gill_page_0405.html 2004-05 Player HQ: Eddie Gill] ]

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 A.F. Athens, and in Italy with Reggio Emilia and Paf Bologna (2001, won the Italian League). He played in the Euroleague for Dynamo Moscow in 2006. [http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/1676/180/dynamo-adds-gill-at-point?smid=277 Dynamo adds Gill at point] , October 18, 2006]

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. [ [http://www.nba.com/dleague/news/dleague_draft_071102.html Colorado 14ers Select Eddie Gill With Top Pick In 2007 D-League Draft] ] Fifteen days later on November 16, Gill was signed again by the Nets due to a thigh injury to Darrell Armstrong. [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3114007 Nets sign Gill to fill in for injured guard Armstrong] ]

On March 24, 2008, the Seattle SuperSonics signed Gill to a ten-day contract, due to a depleted lineup. [http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3310297 Wilcox, Watson out vs. Blazers; Sonics sign guard Gill to 10-day deal] ] He played only 5 minutes against the Portland Trail Blazers in his first game. [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=280324025 Durant, Sonics dump Blazers, end 11-game slump] ] On April 3, his contract was not renewed. [ [http://www.sltrib.com/sports/ci_8807112 NBA: No Nowitzki, no good] ]

Notes

External links

* [http://www.nba.com/playerfile/eddie_gill/ NBA.com Profile - Eddie Gill]
* [http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/march_memories_gill.html Gill Realized Childhood Dream Against UNC] , by Chris Speckman, March 17, 2006
* [http://www.wsubball.com Gill - Weber State basketball fans site]
* [http://www.weberstatesports.com Weber State Athletics]
* [http://www.theonion.com/content/node/47655 Injured Pacer Eddie Gill Wins NBA's 12th Man Award] @ theonion.com


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