Chris Hill (basketball)

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Chris Hill
Personal information
Born (1983-02-21) February 21, 1983 (age 34)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 191 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school Lawrence North
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
College Michigan State (2001–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present
Position Guard
Career history
2005–2006 ALM Évreux Basket
2006–2007 Stade Clermontois
2007–2008 Bandırma Banvit
2008–2009 Liège Basket
2009–2012 Spirou Charleroi
2012–2014 Orléans Loiret Basket

Chris Hill (born February 21, 1983) is an American expatriate professional basketball player who has played in the Ligue Nationale de Basketball, Turkish Basketball League and Basketball League Belgium. He last played for Orléans Loiret Basket.

He played college basketball for the NCAA Division I Michigan State where he twice led the Big Ten Conference in three point shots made and set the current Big Ten single-game three point shots made record. He was a two-time All-Big Ten Conference selection, a three-time Academic All-America and the 2005 Men's Basketball Academic All-American of the Year. He represented Team USA at the 2003 Pan American Games.

Early life[edit]

He attended Indian Creek Elementary in Indianapolis.[1] Hill played high school basketball at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Indiana where he was a 2001 All-State selection and an honorable mention Associated Press All-State honoree in 2000. He also set school records for both career and single-season passing yardage and touchdowns as the school's quarterback.[2]

College career[edit]

He was a two-time (2002–03 & 2003–04) Big Ten Conference leader in three point shots made, joining Shawn Respert, Louis Bullock, Craig Moore, and Jon Diebler.[3] He was co-MVP of the 2002–03 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team.[4] As of 2010, he was one of three three-time Academic All-Americas in Big Ten Conference history.[5] At the time of his 2005 recognition, he was the only two-time Academic All-America honoree in Michigan State basketball history. In 2005, he was named the Men's Basketball Academic All-American of the Year.[6][7]

On January 27, 2003, he was named the Big Ten Conference Player of the Week.[8] During the previous week, he had had two 20-point performances.[9][10] A month later on February 23, he set the past Big Ten Conference record for single-game three point shots made (10).[11][12] The record remained unmatched until Jon Diebler tied it on March 1, 2011.[13] Byrn Forbes finally surpassed the mark on 3/2/2016.

He was selected as a member of the United States men's national basketball team for the 2003 Pan-American Games and earned the Michigan State Freshman Student-Athlete of the Year in 2002. He was a second team All-Big Ten Selection in both 2003 and 2004.[2] Sports Illustrated reported his natural position as point guard and noted he was an excellent golfer.[1]

His career total three point shots made standing was omitted from the 2010–11 Big Ten Media Guide,[11] but his total of 306 would have ranked sixth entering the season, but was surpassed by both Jon Diebler (370) and Talor Battle (317). His ESPN profile shows a total of 305 career three point shots made.[14]

Professional career[edit]

He has played for ALM Évreux Basket (2005–06) and Stade Clermontois BA of Ligue Nationale de Basketball in (2006–07) in France. He played the following season for Bandırma Banvit in Turkish Basketball League. He has spent the last three seasons playing in the Basketball League Belgium. He spent 2008-09 playing for Belgacom Liège Basket and has since played for Spirou Charleroi.[15]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Davis, Seth (2003-01-13). "Who Is...chris Hill?". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b "5 Chris Hill". CBS Interactive. 
  3. ^ "2010-11 Big Ten Men's Basketball Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. p. 45. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  4. ^ "2010-11 Big Ten Men's Basketball Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. p. 96. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  5. ^ "2010-11 Big Ten Men's Basketball Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. p. 100. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  6. ^ "Chris Hill Named Academic All-American Of The Year: Spartan senior repeats as first-team Academic All-American.". CBS Interactive. 2005-03-02. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  7. ^ "Michigan State’s Hill & Lebanon Valley’s Byers Head 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Men’s Basketball Team" (PDF). College Sports Information Directors of America. 2005-03-02. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  8. ^ "2010-11 Big Ten Men's Basketball Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. p. 102. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  9. ^ "Michigan State 70, Penn State 36". ESPN. 2003-01-22. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  10. ^ "Wolverines off to best Big Ten start in ages". ESPN. 2003-01-26. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  11. ^ a b "2010-11 Big Ten Men's Basketball Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. p. 32. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  12. ^ "Thriller goes to Orangemen, by a point". ESPN. 2003-02-23. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  13. ^ "Jon Diebler drains 10 3-pointers as Buckeyes roll". ESPN. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  14. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=5024
  15. ^ Hill, Chris (2010-10-26). "Defying expectations". Euroleague. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 

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