Simmie Hill

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Simmie Hill
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Personal information
Born(1946-11-14)November 14, 1946
Midland, Pennsylvania
DiedJuly 14, 2013(2013-07-14) (aged 66)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight233 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High schoolMidland (Midland, Pennsylvania)
College
NBA draft1969 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1969–1974
PositionForward
Career history
1969Los Angeles Stars
1969–1970Miami Floridians
1971–1972Dallas Chaparrals
1972–1973San Diego Conquistadors
1973–1974San Antonio Spurs

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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