September 16, 1939|
San Angelo, Texas
|Died||July 11, 2014(aged 74)|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||Jefferson (Los Angeles, California)|
|NBA draft||1962 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Zephyrs|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Number||12, 40, 24, 14, 25|
|1962–1963||Chicago Zephyrs / Baltimore Bullets|
|1963–1964||New York Knicks|
|1964||St. Louis Hawks|
|1965||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1967–1968||Grand Rapids Tackers (NABL)|
|1968–1969||Denver Rockets (ABA)|
|1969||Los Angeles Stars (ABA)|
|1969–1970||Pittsburgh Pipers (ABA)|
|1970||Dallas Chaparrals (ABA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA and ABA statistics|
|Points||3,094 (10.5 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,286 (4.4 rpg)|
|Assists||330 (1.1 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Bill "The Hill" McGill (September 16, 1939 – July 11, 2014) was an American basketball player.
A 6'9" center/forward from the University of Utah, he was the NCAA scoring leader in the 1961–1962 season with 1,009 points in 26 games (38.8 points per game), a higher one-season average than any previous player except Frank Selvy in the 1953–1954 season. McGill was honored in 2008 as a member of the University of Utah All-Century team.
McGill was selected by the Chicago Zephyrs with the first pick of the 1962 NBA draft. He played three seasons (1962–65) in the NBA and 2 seasons (1968–70) in the ABA. In his ABA/NBA career, he scored a combined 3,094 points.
His pro basketball career did not bring him wealth or security. By the early 1970s, he was in debt and living on the streets before sportswriter Brad Pye Jr. arranged for McGill to be employed by Hughes Aircraft; that job ended in 1995.
He died on July 11, 2014 from natural causes at the age of 74.
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 60 or more points in a game
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball season scoring leaders
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 2000 points and 1000 rebounds
- "Utah Basketball All-Century Team Unveiled – The Official Athletic Site of the University of Utah". Utahutes.cstv.com. 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
- Crowe, Jerry; Los Angeles Times After basketball, McGill's hills became mountains, February 21, 2011; page C2.
- http://www.sltrib.com. "Utah basketball: Utes pioneer Bill McGill dies at 74". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2014-07-12.