Thomas Hill (basketball)
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From Lancaster Texas Thomas Hill (born August 31, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player.
A 6'5" 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 game but he did play in a preseason game where he scored 19. 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.
- 1991 NCAA Championship box score. CBS Sports. Retrieved on January 28, 2008.
- 1992 NCAA Championship box score. 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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