- George Hill (basketball)
Infobox NBA Player
name = George Hill
position = Guard
height_ft = 6
height_in = 2
weight_lb = 180
San Antonio Spurs
number = 3
nationality = American
birth_date = birth date and age|1986|5|4
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Broad Ripple High School
draft = 26th overall
draft_year = 2008
San Antonio Spurs
career_start = 2008
George Jesse Hill, Jr. (born
May 4, 1986in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American professional basketballplayer for the San Antonio Spursof the National Basketball Association(NBA). While playing for IUPUIhe received many honors, including Summit LeaguePlayer of the Year and was an Honorable Mention All-American his junior season. He was selected 26th overall by the San Antonio Spursin the 2008 NBA Draftout of IUPUIin Indianapolis.
;High schoolGrowing up, Hill looked up to players like
Michael Jordanand Magic Johnsonwhile dreaming of one day playing in the NBA; on being asked about his goal of being a first-round pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, Hill commented "It's my childhood dream".Matt Baker. [http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080626/SPORTS/806260437/1088/SPORTS04 IUPUI's George Hill dreams of having his name called] "indystar.com", June 26, 2008. - [http://www.webcitation.org/5Zh0E10IX Archived at Webcite®] ] An only child, [Maurice M. McKiernan. [http://media.www.jagbytes.com/media/storage/paper1244/news/2008/02/20/Sports/Iupuis.George.Hill.The.Man.Behind.The.Stats-3221934.shtml IUPUI's George Hill: the man behind the stats] "jagbytes.com", February 20, 2008. - [http://www.webcitation.org/5ZgzDUJpH Archived at WebCite®] ] Hill attended Broad Ripple High Schoolin Indianapolis[Indianapolis Public Schools. [http://www.headlines.ips.k12.in.us/archive/7118.aspx 2004 BRHS Graduate Hill Picked in First Round of NBA Draft] "headlines.ips.k12.in.us" - [http://www.webcitation.org/5ZflGkowi Archived at WebCite®] ] where he excelled as one of the top high school players in the state while playing against the likes of Greg Oden, Mike Conley, Josh McRoberts, and A J Ratliff. In high school, despite never having played soccer, Hill was asked to try out for the goalie position and finished earning all-state honors. In his senior year, Hill averaged a state-leading 36.2 points per game, the fifth-highest single-season average in Indiana High School Athletic Association history. [ [http://www.iupuijags.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=7 2007-2008 Men's Basketball Roster] "iupuijags.com". - [http://www.webcitation.org/5ZgzSHEA1 Archived at Webcite®] ]
;CollegeDespite receiving scholarship offers from several big conference schools including Florida, Temple and Indiana, he chose to commit to IUPUI, wishing to stay with his ailing great-grandfather, Gilbert Edison. [http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/MYSA062808_4D_BKNspurs_hill_3feba72_html.html Hill a prototypical Spur: College coach recounts examples of toughness, talent, loyalty, desire] "mysanantonio.com" June 27, 2008 - [http://www.webcitation.org/5ZfoUzk8J Archived at WebCite®] ] A few months after he verbally agreed to attend IUPUI, his great-grandfather passed away, never getting the opportunity to see Hill play basketball at the the college level. Following the advice of his great-grandfather, who told him to always be 'a man of his word', he decided to pass on other offers and stay at IUPUI.
In his sophomore year, he led the
IUPUI Jaguarsto a tie for the best record in the conference.
After an injury that forced him to become a red-shirt in his third year at IUPUI, Hill returned the next season and led the Jaguars to the conference tournament finals before losing to
Oral Roberts Universityand thus failing to secure a spot in the NCAA tournament.
The following summer, Hill participated in workouts with several NBA teams. After an impressive run at the Orlando pre-draft rookie camp, Hill became a projected second round selection. On draft night, the San Antonio Spurs surprised many by selecting George Hill with their 26th pick in the first round.
He became the second first round draft choice in The Summit League's history and the first player ever drafted from IUPUI. [Ed Holdaway. [http://www.iupuijags.com/news/2008/6/26/MBB_0626085013.aspx HILL PICKED 26TH OVERALL BY THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS] "iupuijags.com", June 25, 2006. Accessed July 12, 2008. - [http://www.webcitation.org/5ZamwW55P Archived at WebCite®] ]
On September 23rd, 2008, the Spurs signed Hill to a standard rookie contract that guaranteed the first two years, and included a team option on the next two years. [Cliff Brunt, [http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=ap-spurs-hill&prov=ap&type=lgns Spurs sign George Hill] "sports.yahoo.com," September 23, 2008.]
ummer League 2008
;Las VegasOn July 14th, 2008, in his first summer league game as a Spur, George Hill scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds while holding fellow draft pick
OJ Mayoto 5-of-17 shooting en route to a victory for the Spurs. [Mike Monroe. [http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/spurs/Spurs-Hill-holds-own-against-Mayo.html Spurs' Hill holds own against Mayo in summer league debut] "mysanantonio.com", July 15, 2008. - [http://www.webcitation.org/5Zh0bC8Lk Archived at WebCite®] ] Throughout the summer league Hill struggled with his shooting, making only 2-of-25 shots (8.0%), and 1-of-6 3-pointers (16.7%). Hill played in all but one of the four summer league games for the San Antonio Spurs, he finished averaging 8.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 31.7 minutes per game. [ [http://www.nba.com/summerleague2008/players/index.jsp?player=george_hill George Hill (2008 Summer League Statistics)] "nba.com", Accessed July 21, 2008. - [http://www.webcitation.org/5ZamxXZvm Archived at WebCite®] ] [Mike Monroe. [http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/spurs/Spurs_Hill_makes_date_to_fix_his_wayward_shot.html Spurs' Hill makes date to fix his wayward shot] "mysanantonio.com", July 17, 2008. Accessed July 21, 2008. - [http://www.webcitation.org/5Zan08Z4s Archived at WebCite®] ]
;Rocky Mountain Revue At the Utah Revue, Hill led his team by averaging 12.8 pts over four games, however he continued to struggle offensively with his shooting, only making 21.4% of his 3 point-fields goals. [Tim Buckley. [http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id=3505958&type=story Warriors' Morrow named MVP of the Revue] "espn.com", July 26, 2008. - [http://www.webcitation.org/5ZeDmsDYK Archived at WebCite®] ] In the first of the four games, Hill led all scorers with 21 points and helped the spurs defeat the
Utah Jazz, 82-57. He followed up with a quiet offensive performance, 6 points, in a win against the NBADL Ambassadors, before scoring 18 points in a loss versus the Gerald Greenled Mavericks. In the final game of the Revue, Hill once again struggled with his shooting (1-7) but managed to make key plays with the game on the line. Hill made two clutch free throws with 6.9 seconds left and then forced a turnover on the defensive end to beat the undefeated Atlanta Hawks. [ [http://www.nba.com/jazz/Revue/rmr2008_schedule.html 2008 RMR SCHEDULE] "nba.com/jazz/Renue", July 18-July 25.] [ [http://www.nba.com/jazz/Revue/rmr2008_day4_atlsas.html 08 RMR DAY 4: ATLANTA VS. SAN ANTONIO] "nba.com/jazz/Revue", July 22, 2008.]
On draft day,
ESPNreported that Hill possessed a 6'9" wingspan and only 3% body fat. Hill's athleticism, length, and strength are among his greatest assets; going into the NBA his defense was described as being "NBA-ready" but still needing to improve offensively.Tim Buckley. [http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?page=RMR-Day4-080723 Hill takes first steps in climbing the Spurs' ladder] "espn.com", July 23, 2008. - [http://www.webcitation.org/5Zh0VI5AT Archived at WebCite®] ] In a media interview Spurs head coach Greg Popovichcommented: "(he) Does a little bit of everything, the great thing about him is that he's a very good all around basketball player, he's a tenacious defender, he can score, he can run, he's a good passer, he knows how to play and he's really a team guy". [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAU3JoSwUCY&feature=related Video: Spurs 2008 Draft : Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich] "youtube.com", coach Popovich talking about George Hill.] When asked on multiple occasions which current NBA player he most resembled, Hill responded by picking Monta Ellis, adding that he sees himself as a combo guard and an energy player who enjoys playing defense and getting into the passing lanes. [http://www.nba.com/spurs/news/draft_pick_intro_080710.html Video: Spurs introduce 2008 Draft Picks.] "nba.com/spurs", July 10, 2008. Accessed July 29, 2008.] [http://radio.woai.com/pages/pp_spurs.html Radio: George Hill on STSA] "radio.woai.com", Accessed July 29, 2008.] Despite spending most of his college time at the shooting guard position, at only 6'2" Hill was selected to back up All-star Tony Parkerat the point guard position.
* [http://www.iupuijags.com/news/2008/6/26/MBB_0626085013.aspx IUPUI - Hill Picked 26th Overall]
* [http://www.nba.com/draft2008/profiles/GeorgeHill.html NBA.com/GeorgeHill]
* [http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/George-Hill-5067/ DraftExpress.com/GeorgeHill]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
George Bruns (basketball) — George William Bruns (born August 30, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York) is a retired American basketball player.He played collegiately for the Manhattan College.He played for the New York Nets (1972 73) in the ABA for 13 games.External links*basketball … Wikipedia
George Lynch (basketball) — Infobox NBA Player name = George Lynch caption = league = team = height ft = 6 height in = 8 weight lbs = 218 position = Power forward birth date = birth date and age|1970|9|3 birth place = Roanoke, VA college = North Carolina nationality =… … Wikipedia
George Hill — is the name of:*George Hill (basketball), American basketball player *George Hill (driver), American race car driver. *George Hill (figure skater), 4 time U.S. champion *George R. Hill (1884–1971), leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter… … Wikipedia
George Hill — Datos personales Nombre completo George Jesse Hill, Jr. Nacimiento … Wikipedia Español
Hill (surname) — Family name name = Hill imagesize= caption= pronunciation = meaning = a person who lived on a hill region = origin = English related names = Hyll footnotes = [ [http://www.census.gov/genealogy/names/names files.html 1990 Census Name Files ] ]… … Wikipedia
George Takei — in 2011. Born George Hosato Takei April 20, 1937 (1937 04 20) (age 74) Los Angeles … Wikipedia
George Glamack — George Gregory Glamack (June 7,1919 March 10,1987) (born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) was an American basketball player. The 6 7 giant, during that era, attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Glamack, an All America in 1940 and… … Wikipedia
George Musso — Position(en): OT, G Trikotnummer(n): 16 geboren am 8. April 1910 in Collinsville, Illinois gestorben am 5. September 2000 in Edwardsville, Ilinois Karriereinformationen … Deutsch Wikipedia
George Moscone — 37th Mayor of San Francisco In office January 8, 1976 – November 27, 1978 Preceded by Joseph Alioto Succeeded by … Wikipedia
George D. Chamberlain High School — was opened in 1956 on North Boulevard (on the corner of Busch) in Tampa, Florida, in the United States. The school is named in honor of George Chamberlain, who served for several years as a trustee for the Hillsborough County School System. The… … Wikipedia