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Chuck Gill

03/19/2018, 3:45pm CDT
By NWBA

Chuck Gill was born in San Francisco and started playing wheelchair basketball in 1987 for the NWBA BORP Berkeley Breakers. Gill started playing with the Golden State Road Warriors’ “Golden State 76ers” in 1991 and has been the Golden State Road Warriors team captain for the last 13 years.

Gill had speed, size, shooting ability and an on-the-court presence that the team needed from a two guard. With him and Hall of Famer Trooper Johnson in the backcourt, Golden State quickly became one of the top NWBA Adult teams. The duo led Golden State to its first Final Four National Tournament in 1997. The Far West Sectional game stands out in Gill’s career. With 12:30 left in the Championship game, Gill and three other Road Warriors had to finish the game because Jeff Briehl fouled out and there was no sub for a legal line up. Gill showed his leadership and poise in that game.

That is one of the many reasons he has been a two-time NWBA National Champion and 12-time NWBA All- Star. Gill showed his professionalism and knowledge of the game by being an assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team in 2011 and 2012.

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