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Kendall Cedric Gill (born May 25, 1968) is a retired Americanmarker professional basketball player, now professional boxer and sports analyst for Comcast.

Early life

Gill was born in Chicagomarker, Illinoismarker and attended Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields, Illinoismarker. 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 Illinoismarker. 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 "Flying Illini" squadron were future NBA players Nick Anderson, Marcus Liberty, Kenny Battle and Illini TV/radio broadcaster Stephen Bardo. 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.

NBA career

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 Larry Kenon's single-game record. 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

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, and has won all three professional bouts and is ranked #449 in the world (out of 745) as a cruiserweight. Gill has expressed an interest in eventually becoming a fight promoter, and has not ruled out an NBA return, if a championship contender is interested.

Gill was added to Comcast SportsNet's studio coverage of the Chicago Bulls as analyst prior to the 2006-2007 NBA season. He has also served as a college basketball analyst for the Big Ten Network.

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

Kendall Gill Total Stats

 YEAR  TEAM G GS MPG  FG%   3P%  FT%  OFF  DEF  RPG APG  SPG  BPG TO   PF  PPG
90-91 CHA 82 36 23.7 .450 .143 .835 1.30 1.90 3.20 3.7 1.27 .48 1.99 2.30 11.0
91-92 CHA 79 79 36.8 .467 .240 .745 2.10 3.00 5.10 4.2 1.95 .58 2.28 3.00 20.5
92-93 CHA 69 67 35.2 .449 .274 .772 1.70 3.20 4.90 3.9 1.42 .52 2.52 2.80 16.9
93-94 SEA 79 77 30.8 .443 .317 .782 1.20 2.20 3.40 3.5 1.91 .41 1.81 2.50 14.1
94-95 SEA 73 58 29.1 .457 .368 .742 1.40 2.60 4.00 2.6 1.60 .38 1.89 2.50 13.7
95-96 CHA 36 36 35.1 .481 .315 .761 1.60 3.70 5.30 6.3 1.17 .61 3.06 2.80 12.9
95-96 NJN 11 10 38.0 .441 .360 .831 1.50 2.50 3.90 3.2 2.00 .18 1.91 2.70 17.5
95-96 --  47 46 35.8 .469 .329 .784 1.50 3.40 4.90 5.5 1.36 .51 2.79 2.80 14.0
96-97 NJN 82 81 39.0 .443 .336 .797 2.20 3.90 6.10 4.0 1.88 .56 2.66 2.70 21.8
97-98 NJN 81 81 33.7 .429 .257 .688 1.40 3.40 4.80 2.5 1.93 .79 1.53 3.30 13.4
98-99 NJN 50 47 32.1 .398 .118 .683 1.20 3.70 4.90 2.5 2.68 .52 1.42 3.20 11.8
99-00 NJN 76 75 31.0 .414 .256 .710 1.10 2.60 3.70 2.8 1.83 .54 1.17 2.80 13.1
00-01 NJN 31 26 28.8 .331 .286 .722 1.00 3.20 4.20 2.8 1.52 .23 1.55 2.10 9.1
01-02 MIA 65 49 21.7 .384 .136 .677 .40   2.40 2.80 1.5 .68  .12 .85  2.20 5.7
02-03 MIN 82 34 25.2 .422 .322 .764 .60   2.40 3.00 1.9  .95 .18 1.32 2.10 8.7
03-04 CHI 56 35 25.2 .392 .237 .735 1.10 2.30 3.40 1.6 1.16 .29 1.48 1.90 9.6
04-05 MIL 14 0 20.3 .400 .333 .900   .80  1.90  2.60 1.9 1.00 .29 .64  2.60 6.1
Career 966 791 30.5 .434 .300 .754 1.30 2.80 4.10 3.0 1.57 .45 1.80 2.60 13.4
Playoff 27 17  29.5 .408 .259 .686 1.60 2.10 3.70 2.1 1.44 .37 1.37 2.70 11.9


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