Cosumnes River College power forward Tony Gill of Oakmont High School has signed a national letter of intent to play at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.
The 6-foot-9 All-State sophomore averaged 18.2 points and 9.3 rebounds for the Hawks, who made the playoffs in each of his two seasons. A biology major who aspires to become an orthopedic surgeon, Gill can shoot from three-point range, pass and score in the low post. He was an All-Metro pick by The Bee and a two-time All-Sierra Foothill League selection.
Gill would has studied hours of the Pete Newell Big Man series, with scores of post players working on moves. He shed close to 25 pounds since his high school days. CRC coach James Giacomazzi has raved about Gill, calling him a "coach's dream."
Gill was also heavily recruited by Boston College, visiting the campus earlier this month.
Also this week, CRC center Ryan Salmonson signed with the University of North Dakota of the Big Sky Conference.
- By Joe Davidson
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Bee file photo, 2010, by Carl Costas