Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Gillis chooses Coastal Carolina

By: Kevin Duffy

Warren Gillis of Rise Academy has decided to take his talents to Coastal Carolina. He is a shooting guard in the class of 2011. I broke the news after Warren called Coach Ellis and informed him, he was obviously excited.

Gillis was down to Coastal Carolina, Xavier, and Southern Mississippi before he ultimately picked the Chanticleers.

"I felt like it was a perfect fit for me, they have a top accounting program, it's a place I can go and compete right away and help the team", said the 6'4 guard ,"It's a school that has won its conference regular season the past two years, they have a great campus, environment and great location."

Warren previously attended Academy of the New Church before going to play prep at Rise Academy for Coach Vin Sparacio.

Gillis averaged 9.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game as a senior at ANC, but college interest was primarily coming from Division II football programs.

His post-graduate season at Rise increased his options dramatically. Gillis averaged 23 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists per game, including 31 points against nationally-ranked Findlay Prep, 29 against Brehm Prep and 27 against Brewster Academy.

He plays big in big games. He expects "to win the conference regular season and post tournament".

I wouldn't be surprised if you see this big time player in the NCAA Tournament in coming years.

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