Thomas Hill (basketball)
|Born||August 31, 1971|
Los Angeles, California
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Lancaster (Lancaster, Texas)|
|NBA draft||1993 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall|
|Selected by the Indiana Pacers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Thomas Lionel Hill Jr. (born August 31, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player.
A 6'5" shooting guard, Hill played at Duke University from 1989 to 1993, winning two NCAA Championships (1991 and 1992). His teammates at Duke included Grant Hill (no relation), Christian Laettner, and Bobby Hurley. Thomas Hill received Third Team All-ACC honors in 1991,1992, 1993 and was a team captain during his senior season.
After graduating, Hill was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the 2nd round (#39 pick overall) of the 1993 NBA Draft. Hill never played an NBA regular season game but he did play in some preseason games where he scored a high of 14. He played in the Australian National Basketball League for the Perth Wildcats.
Thomas Hill's father, Thomas Sr., won a bronze medal in the 110-meter hurdles at the 1972 Summer Olympics.
Hill is perhaps best remembered for his emotional reaction after his Duke teammate Christian Laettner hit a last second shot to defeat Kentucky in the elite eight of the 1992 NCAA Tournament. After Laettner hit the shot, a CBS camera panned to Hill who appeared to be crying of joy with his hands on top of his head.
After his basketball career Hill proceeded to coach for Avenues: The World School in New York City and currently coaches varsity basketball.
- 1991 NCAA Championship box score Archived January 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. CBS Sports. Retrieved on January 28, 2008.
- 1992 NCAA Championship box score Archived November 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. CBS Sports. Retrieved on January 28, 2008.
- John Rolfe and Dalton Ross. Grant Hill: Superstar Forward. Rosen, 2003. page 56.
- Thomas Hill at Duke Update. Retrieved on January 28, 2008.
- "Notes: Duke 78, Baylor 71 – Duke University Blue Devils | Official Athletics Site". GoDuke.com. Retrieved March 29, 2010.
- 1993 NBA Draft. basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on January 28, 2008.
- Tim Morrissey. "Basketball notebook". Daily Telegraph. November 12, 1999.
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