Congratulations to ex-San Antonio Spurs guard George Hill as he was named among The Summit League’s Top 30 Distinguished Contributors:
“The 30 individuals recognized on this list represent those who have been instrumental in developing the history of The Summit League over its first 30 seasons at the Division I level,” said Summit League Commissioner Tom Douple. “From the administrators who helped develop the league since its inception as the Association of Mid-Continent Universities, to the coaches who have built some of our most successful programs, and the student-athletes who have performed at a high level within our league, in professional sports, and on the International stage, each one of these individuals have played a unique role in making our league what it is today. These outstanding contributors, along with several more who are worthy of acclaim, deserve recognition as iconic figures in our history.”
Indeed Hill deserves this honor. While at IUPUI, he fourth on the all-time scoring list with 1,619 career points, and placed among IUPUI’s top 10 all-time in rebounds, assists, free throws made, field goals made and steals. Hill even had his jersey retired at the school.
This honor is not only a bright spot for Hill’s basketball career, it also serves as inspiration for basketball players from smaller colleges looking to make it to the NBA.