The 2.03 meters power forward Anthony Gill currently plays for the Washington Wizards of the NBA.
Undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft, he garnered experience with Russian, Turkish, and German basketball leagues before his return to the NBA.
Gill signed a two-year extension with the Wizards in the mid-2022 that will run through the 2023-24 season.
The High Point, North Carolina native played collegiate basketball for the Virginia Cavaliers and South Carolina Gamecocks.
Even though he had a little shaky post-college playing day, the promising Wizard is enjoying a lucrative pro basketball career in the biggest basketball league in the world.
With several other star players in the starting lineup, Gill is not a regular for the Wizards. He had an average of 10.5 minutes per game in the 2021-22 season.
Let’s explore more about the player.
|Anthony Rameral Gill
|October 17, 1992
|31 Years Old
|High Point, North Carolina
|Washington, United States
|Anthony Gill Sr.
|Dayton Gill (Brother), Nichole Gill (Sister) & Kaytlyn Gill (Sister)
|Jenna Gill (m. 2016-Present)
|One Daughter: Andi Raine, and Two Sons: Tripp and Asher
|6 ft. 7 in/2.01 m/201 cm
|230 lb/104 kg
|Professional Basketball Player
|Awards & Achievements
|AP Honorable mention All-American (2015)
Washington Wizards (2020-Present)
|$1 to $3 Million
Early Life, Overcoming Childhood Adversity & Education
The Washington Wizards power forward Anthony Gill was born on 17 October 1992 in High Point, North California, United States.
Born to his father, Anthony Gill Sr., and mother, Sandi Summers, he grew up with his brother Dayton and two sisters, Kaytlyn & Nichole.
Overcoming Childhood Adversity
According to Gill, when it comes to overcoming difficulties, there aren’t many who have had to go through as much as him.
He was born with facial paralysis. When his mother was in labor, the doctor used forceps to pull him out of the womb, damaging nerves on one side of his face.
Consequently, it took months for the damage to go away and for the muscles on his face to function properly.
This happened without his proper knowledge, but his parents’ divorce hurt him real bad as he was 12 years old at the time.
To make matters worse, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer the summer before his senior year of high school.
At one point, it seemed like she made it through the disease, but it came back during his freshman year of college.
The witty guy you see on the court has gone through enormous adversity in life and has overcome everything in his power.
Anthony Gill initially played for the South Carolina Gamecocks for a season before being transferred to the University of Virginia.
He did receive interest from North Carolina and Ohio State, but he ultimately chose Virginia.
Gill redshirted his sophomore season, and in his junior season, coming off the bench, he helped the team to win both the ACC regular season and tournament titles.
Despite having an outstanding collegiate career, Gill went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft, so he signed with MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg in Germany.
However, he failed the medical exam, so he left the team before the season’s start and then signed with Turkish team Yeşilgiresun Belediye of the Basketbol Süper Ligi.
After a season in Turkey, Anthony signed a contract with the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA to play in the 2017 NBA Summer League, joining Dwayne Bacon, Tyrell Corbin & Treveon Graham.
In 2017, he inked a deal with Russian team Khimki of the VTB United League & played for two seasons before leaving on August 3, 2020.
Gill, who was yet to NBA debut then, saw his wish became a reality when he signed a two-year contract with the Wizards on November 30, 2020.
He scored three points in his NBA debut on December 29, 2020, in a loss against Chicago Bulls.
Anthony’s two-year extension with the Wizards on July 1, 2022, effective throughout the 2023-24 season.
With the Wizards, the NBA power forward made his career-high 18 points in a 100-97 win against the Bulls on January 11, 2023.
Father OF Three With Wife Jenna
The Wizards forward, Anthony Gill, has been married to his high school sweetheart Jenna Jamil since April 8, 2016.
The pair met in high school in Charlotte.
Interestingly, Jenna’s sister actually had a crush on Gill, and she wanted Jenna to find out who he was, but the two of them ended up together.
They began communicating via Facebook. The two still remember their first date but has two different stories.
According to Jenna they went to a French restaurant and then went for a movie. But Gill says it was an Italian restaurant and that Jenna’s mother came along too.
Wherever their initial meeting was, both have their own beautiful version of the story, which brings a big smile to their face every time they try to recollect the memory.
The wonderful young couple waited until after the NCAA tournament to get married.
Interestingly, Gill wore a pair of Air Jordans at the ceremony while Jenna wore Nike Rosche.
The reason that came up is because the two are obsessed with shoes.
Gill’s teammates Davon Hall, Darius Thompson, London Parrantes, and Malcolm Brogdon were groomsmen.
Together, the pair share three children: one daughter (the eldest one) named Andi Raine (b. September 7, 2017) and two sons: Tripp (b. May 2, 2019) & Asher Royal (b. April 27, 2021).
Anthony and Jenna fell in love when they were just 15 and have been married for 7 years.
The two seem to be head over heels for one another. Gill even has a Bible verse inked on his right arm, which according to him, connects to his wife and their love story.
Net Worth & Contracts
As of February 2024, Anthony Gill has an estimated net worth between $1 and $3 million.
Gill earns well through his NBA contracts and brand endorsement deals.
As of this writing, the forward has earned $4,252,381 in NBA salaries and incentives, and by the time his ongoing contract with the Wizards ends, he will have made $6.24 million.
Before NBA, too, he used to earn a decent sum in the international leagues.
During his time with the Khimki, his 2018 extension made him one of the highest paid players in Europe at the time.
On November 30, 2020, Gill signed a two-year $2.4 million contract with the Wizards.
It earned him a salary of $898K in the 2020-21 season & $1.517 million for the 2021 season.
Similarly, on June 27, 2022, the team extended a $2.01 million qualifying offer to Gill, which made him a restricted-free agent.
On July 1, 2022, Gill and Wizards agreed on a fully guaranteed two-year $3.83 million deal, with an annual average salary of $1,916,664.
Thanks to the deal, Anthony Gill’s salary for the 2022-23 season is $1.836 million, which goes up to $1.997 million in the 2023-24 season.
Unknown Facts About Anthony Gill
- Off the court, Anthony has a repute for being a prankster. Gill often makes up stories during interviews, such as being a magician in his free time or owning a two-headed Siamese cat.
- He majored in anthropology.
- AP Honorable mention All-American (2015) and 2× Third-team All-ACC (2015, 2016) are some of his biggest achievements so far.
- One night while driving home from a game, he noticed a man struggling to walk up a hill. Gill stopped and gave him a lift, not knowing that someone was watching his good deed.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
Does Anthony Gill play in the NBA?
Yes, Gill currently plays power forward for NBA's Washington Wizards (2020- now). He signed a two-year contract in 2020 & a two-year extension in 2022. Earlier, Anthony played in basketball leagues in Russia, Turkey & Germany.
How did Anthony Gill propose to Jenna?
It happened in the Dominican Republic. They were riding horses, and Jenna was pretty stressed out for having to ride, but as she was getting comfortable, Gill asked her to get down for a picture. Even though Jenna did not want to, her sister convinced her it would be a beautiful picture, and that was when Gill popped the big question, to which Jenna said yes.