Simmie Hill

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Simmie Hill
Forward
Personal information
Born (1946-11-14)November 14, 1946
Midland, Pennsylvania
Died July 14, 2013(2013-07-14) (aged 66)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 233 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school Midland (Midland, Pennsylvania)
College Cameron (1966–1967)
West Texas State (1967–1969)
NBA draft 1969 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro career 1969–1974
Career history
1969 Los Angeles Stars
1969–1970 Miami Floridians
1971–1972 Dallas Chaparrals
1972–1973 San Diego Conquistadors
1973–1974 San Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards
All-American, Led ABA in 1972-73 in 3-point FG% at 39.1%, AAA Pennsylvania State Champion

Simmie Hill, Jr. (November 14, 1946 – July 14, 2013[1]) was an American professional basketball player. At 6'7", he played the forward position.[2]

Born in Midland, Pennsylvania, Hill attended Midland High School, where he starred on the school's basketball team alongside Norm Van Lier. During his senior year, Hill scored 652 points and led the Midland Leopards to the Pennsylvania State Championship. He spent his college career at Wichita State University (where he played on the freshman team as first year students were not eligible to play varsity basketball at that time), Cameron Junior College and West Texas State University, and after his senior year was named a first team All American by The Sporting News. Hill then played four seasons in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Los Angeles Stars, Miami Floridians, Dallas Chaparrals, San Diego Conquistadors, and San Antonio Spurs. He averaged 9.7 points per game in his ABA career.

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