South Carolina forward Anthony Gill mulling transfer, says Frank Martin

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Anthony Gill was a Top 100 player when he came out of high school in the Class of 2011.

In his freshman season with the Gamecocks this past year, he averaged 7.6 points and 4.7 rebounds in 25 minutes per game, but with a coaching change at South Carolina, Darrin Horn out and Frank Martin in, a report from the AP says that Gill is considering a transfer.

According to Martin, Gill has been granted permission to talk with other schools and work through the recruiting process again, but the Gamecocks are still trying to keep him at South Carolina.

The 6-8, 232-pound Gill is a native of Charlotte, N.C., and had signed with the Gamecocks in November of 2010.

He had his two best games of the season in back-to-back contests in mid-December, going for 11 points and four rebounds against No. 2 Ohio State, then following that up with 14 points and five rebounds against Southeastern Louisiana.

The Gamecocks finished 10-21, including 2-14 in the SEC this past season. They scored victories over Alabama and Georgia in conference play.

Before committing to South Carolina, Gill was being pursued by schools that include George Washington, Richmond, and Liberty.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_