Pacific was one team that really took the word “team” to heart.
The Tigers had no player average more than 30 minutes and eight averaged better than 17 per contest. This is why it is a bit tougher to pick individual players from this team but few seemed more efficient than Tony Gill.
Gill was a key piece to the Tigers’ Big West championship and is one of the few returning players from that squad.
11. Tony Gill, F, Pacific
2012-13 stats: 7.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 0.4 bpg, 44 percent 3pt
As the season wore on, Gill’s role began to grow. He scored in double figures five times prior to Feb. 20 but then got there five more times in the final 10 games of the season.
This included two stellar performances in the Big West semifinal and final. He went for 20 points on 7-for-8 shooting in the semifinal against Cal Poly and followed it up with a 19-point output in the final against UC Irvine.
It helped Pacific reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006.
Gill’s 44 percent shooting from three would be good enough for fifth in the WCC last season and fourth among returning players.
With a slew of seniors leaving Stockton, Gill will need to be one of the leaders for the Tigers and with his minutes likely increasing expect him to be that guy for a team entering a new league.