Former Chant Gillis signs contract to play in Scotland

ccuhoops-0Former Coastal Carolina University men’s basketball standout Warren Gillis has signed his first professional contract with the Glasgow Rocks of the British Basketball League – the highest level of professional basketball in the United Kingdom.

Gillis, who received his bachelor’s degree from Coastal Carolina in May, finished his Chanticleer career with 1,352 career points to rank 10th on the CCU all-time list. He was a main catalyst in guiding Coastal to the Big South Tournament championship and NCAA Tournament in each of his final two seasons in Conway.

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.

In 2014-15, Gillis’ final season in Coastal teal, he was the Chanticleers’ 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.

The Glasgow Rocks, which are coached by Tulane University graduate Sterling Davis, finished with a 21-15 record last season to place fifth in the BBL. The Rocks open their season Sept. 18 against the Worcester Wolves.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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