© Copyright 2010-2020 FantasyPros.com "IUPUI's Hill to test his NBA value". The hard part was putting my name in, knowing I have great teammates and great coaches and if it came down to me leaving, I wouldn't be able to play for the team or the coaches again...The easy thing was, if I put my name in and don't get drafted, I still have the option of coming back and playing for this great university. [48], On draft day, ESPN reported that Hill had a 6'9" wingspan. Although Collison returned from the injury, Hill remained a starter for the rest of the season. [20] Hill initially served as the main reserve at point guard, but after Tony Parker suffered an injury early in the season he was promoted to starter.

Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Drafted in 2008 NBA Draft: 1st Round, 26th Overall Pick by San Antonio, You must login or register to add a Scouting Reports, You must login or register to add a Player Comparisons, You must login or register to add a Video, Indiana to San Antonio: 1st Rnd ('11), Indiana to San Antonio: I didn’t know how much our fans played a part of our success and I feel like we thrived off of being in the arena. Jeff Rabjohns (May 1, 2008). After having a hard time impressing with his play last summer at the Las Vegas Summer League and Rocky Mountain Revue last year, Hill looked very solid this week aside from one poor showing against the staunch defense of. The Heat won the next 3 games, advancing to the Conference Finals and eventually becoming NBA champions. On draft night, the San Antonio Spurs surprised many by selecting Hill with their 26th pick in the first round; many expected the Spurs to select Mario Chalmers of Kansas. Hill had the best game of his NBA career on February 7, 2014 when he scored a career-high 37 points in a win against the Portland Trail Blazers along with 9 rebounds and 8 assists including a game-tying three-pointer to force the game to overtime. On February 8, 2018, Hill was acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team trade that also involved the Kings and the Utah Jazz. No, I'm a California resident looking for the California Consumer Privacy Act form. 2nd Rnd ('13), Washington to Dallas: 2nd Rnd (future).

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They were the presumptive title favorites to many, but the team failed to regain any of their pre-hiatus momentum in the restart. Hill had a big game today, but he’ll need to prove he can do that same against players that have seen Summer League action. Despite having one year of eligibility left, Hill, wishing to "test the waters", declared himself eligible for the 2008 NBA draft. Hill and the Bucks were an NBA’s best 53-12 before the season halted in March, on pace to win 70 games before an injury to Giannis Antetokounmpo saw them lose three straight. [32], After missing the first 28 games of the season with a left knee injury, Hill returned to action on December 23 against the New Orleans Pelicans. [5] He faced off against Oden and Conley during his junior year in high school, and remembers playing pickup games against 10-year-old Gordon when he was 13. 2nd Rnd (future), Washington to Milwaukee: Cleveland to Utah: Jae Crowder, Derrick Rose . Hill saw his minutes increase from 16.5 to 29 a game. [14][15], At the Utah Revue, Hill led his team by averaging 12.9 points over four games; however he continued to struggle offensively with his shooting, only making 21.4% of his three-point field goals.

Hill started the shortened season as a backup for Darren Collison. He had sat out the previous two games due to a sprained left thumb. Like I said, it’s something that I’ve missed dearly so I’m doing well now.”.