Kentucky Wildcats Monitoring Montaque Gill-Caesar
Andrew Wiggins and Montaque Gill-Ceaser both attended Vaughan Secondary School in Ontario and ultimately went to Huntington (W.V.) Prep. Gill-Caesar also plays for CIA Bounce, the same Toronto-based summer-league team that produced Wiggins. They were teammates last year and remain very close friends, even with Wiggins now off to Kansas after perhaps the most hyped recruitment in recent history.
“I talk to him every day just to see how he’s doing at school, what college is like,” Gill-Caesar said of Wiggins, who attended summer school at Kansas. “He gives me a lot of advice. He told me athleticism is not really going to get you that far.”
As far as his own recruitment, Gill-Caesar holds offers from Baylor, West Virginia, Illinois, Purdue, Ohio State and Alabama, according to Huntington (W.V.) Prep head coach Rob Fulford.
He also has interest from Kentucky and recently got a call from head coach John Calipari.
“He just said he likes my improvements,” Gill-Caesar said. “When he saw me during the season he likes how I handle the ball, how I handle the pressure.”
After a long winter of MGC & Wiggins going at it every day in a open gym, still no bigger fan of Gill-Caesar, or “Teki” as he is nicknamed then Andrew Wiggins himself.
“Teki is the next big thing, no question about it,” said Wiggins “He’s 6-foot-5 and growing and he’s talented. I’m telling you he’s definitely going to be the guy. Trust me, I’ve known him forever.”
Gill-Caesar and Wiggins grew up in Ontario and even attended Glen Shields Elementary together! The pair spent a summer together playing for the same AAU program, CIA Bounce (Canada). That’s when Wiggins started to talk to Gill-Caesar about coming to play in the U.S.
“He would always tell me about how good the competition is over here and I love competition,” Gill-Caesar said. “Finally, I decided to come over and play with him after I had a strong summer.”
Teki had a strong first year in West Virginia His invite to this summers NBPA Top 100 Camp is a reflection. Followed by a strong AAU circuit. Let the Teki HIGH MAJOR Sweepstakes begin…