Coastal’s Gillis earns spot on NABC All-District team

ccuhoops-0whiteCoastal Carolina senior guard Warren Gillis has been selected as a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I District 3 Second Team member, the organization announced on Friday. Gillis is one of six Big South student-athletes that comprised the 10-member All-District 3 team.

All-District 3 team selections from the Big South Conference were First Team selections John Brown (High Point), Saah Nimley (Charleston Southern) and Keon Moore (Winthrop), while Javonte Green (Radford) and Jerome Hill (Gardner-Webb) joined Gillis as Second Team honorees.

This season Gillis was Coastal’s leading scorer, averaging 13.4 points per game. A Big South Second Team and All-Tournament Team selection, Gillis scored in double-figures in 27 games. He notched four 20-plus point scoring efforts, including consecutive 22-point performances in the Big South Championship game and the NCAA Tournament’s Second Round. In addition to his scoring prowess, Gillis led Coastal with 48 steals and ranked second on the team with 108 assists along with averaging 3.1 rebounds per game.

Gillis guided Coastal to the Big South Tournament championship and NCAA Tournament in each of his final two seasons. He concluded his career as Coastal’s 10th all-time leading scorer with 1,352 points. In addition, the Philadelphia, Pa., native ranks second all-time in games played (125), 10th in field goals attempted (1,081), second in free throws made (305) and sixth in steals (164). Moreover, his 84.0 career free throw percentage ties Steve Hardy (1977-79) and Jack Leasure (2005-08) for the best in program history.

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