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George Hill (basketball)

Date of birth : 1986-05-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-28


George Hill, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. While playing for Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) he received many honors, including Summit League 'Player of the Year' and was an 'Honorable Mention All-American' his junior season. He was selected 26th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2008 NBA Draft.

Career history
San Antonio Spurs (2008-present)

CAREER:

An early entry candidate in the 2008 NBA Draft (entered the draft following his redshirt junior season) … finished fourth in IUPUI history in scoring with 1,619 career points … first player in school history to be selected in the NBA Draft … played for the Spurs in the 2008 and 2009 Vegas Summer Leagues and the 2008 Rocky Mountain Revue … in three games in 2008 averaged 8.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 31.5 minutes … in the Rocky Mountain Revue averaged 12.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 3.00 steals in 30.8 minutes over four games … led the team in scoring, assists and steals … in the 2009 Vegas Summer League averaged 15.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 29.8 minutes … in his two-year NBA career has appeared in 155 games, averaging 9.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 22.9 minutes … has played in 10 playoff games, averaging 11.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 30.0 minutes.

2009–10:
Appeared in 78 games, including 43 starts, averaging 12.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 29.2 minutes … shot .478 (353-738) from the floor, .399 (75-188) from the three-point line and .772 (183-237) from the free throw line … scored in double figures 50 times, including eight 20-plus games and one 30-plus game … led the team in scoring 10 times, assists 10 times, steals 19 times and blocks nine times … averaged 15.8 points, 3.7 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 35.2 minutes in 41 games as a starter compared to 8.7 points, 2.1 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 23.2 minutes in 35 games off the bench …posted a career-high 30 points (11-15 FG, 2-2 3FG, 6-6 FT), 7 assists and a career-high 5 steals in 38 minutes vs. Houston on 3/31 … dished out career-high 11 assists to go along with 14 points (6-8 FG) in 29 minutes vs. L.A. Clippers on 3/13 … finished with 27 points (9-14 FG, 2-3 3FG, 7-9 FT) and 5 rebounds in 36 minutes at Oklahoma City on 3/22 … tallied 26 points (8-14 FG, 3-5 3FG, 7-8 FT) in 38 minutes at Houston on 2/26 … finished with 23 points (7-16 FG, 9-9 FT), 9 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals in 42 minutes at Sacramento on 2/3 … posted 23 points (8-13 FG, 2-3 3FG), 3 rebounds and 4 assists in 38 minutes at Cleveland on 3/8 … tallied 14 points, a season-high 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals in 38 minutes at Boston on 3/28 … missed four games (4/6-12) with a strained right peroneal tendon … appeared in all 10 playoff games, averaging 13.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 34.4 minutes … shot .451 (46-102) from the field, .379 (11-29) from three-point range and .838 (31-37) from the foul line … scored in double figures in six playoff games, including a career playoff-high 29 points (11-16 FG, 5-6 3FG, 2-2 FT) in 45 minutes in Game 3 vs. Dallas on 4/25 … posted 21 points (7-12 FG, 2-4 3FG, 5-6 FT) and 6 rebounds in 42 minutes in Game 5 vs. Dallas on 4/29.

PERSONAL:

As a senior in high school led the state of Indiana in scoring with 36.2 ppg … scored 48 points at Northview on 1/17/04 … his 36.2 point-per-game average is the fifth-highest single-season average in Indiana High School history … named the 2004 City Player of the Year by the Indianapolis Star … earned a spot on the Indiana All-Star Team … lists Michael Jordan as his favorite NBA player … likes soul food … in his free time can be found bowling … plays a variety of video games with Rock Band being his favorite (with the drums being his instrument of choice) … enjoys meeting – and talking to – fans … an only child … the first member of his family to attend college … left IUPUI eight hours short of his degree but is currently taking classes to earn his BA in communications studies.


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