Tim Hill (basketball)

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Tim Hill
Personal information
Born (1976-11-20) November 20, 1976 (age 46)
Silver Spring, Maryland
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight155 lb (70 kg)
Career information
High school DeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
College Harvard (1995–1999)
NBA draft 1999 / Undrafted
Position Point guard
Career history
1999–2000 Rotterdam Basketbal
Career highlights and awards

Tim Hill (born November 20, 1976) is a retired American basketball player. A former guard for Harvard men's basketball, he never missed a start in his career, [1] which lasted from 1996 to 1999. When he graduated from Harvard, he was the school's all-time assist leader [2] and was the seventh all-time leading scorer. He was presented with the 1998–1999 Chip Hilton Award for demonstrating outstanding character, leadership, and talent.


After graduating Harvard, Hill played professionally for one year with Rotterdam Basketbal. [3] In 2000, Hill announced his retirement from basketball and accepted a job with Goldman Sachs in New York City. On October 11, 2014, Hill was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Hall of Fame. [1]

High school career

Hill attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. In 1994–95, Hill was named to the boys basketball All-Met First Team. [4] Currently, Hill is a member on DeMatha's Board of Directors. [5]

College career

Hill chose Harvard over other offers from schools such as William & Mary, Boston University, and Rice. [6] Hill was a four-year letterwinner and point guard for Harvard from 1995–96 to 1998–99. His senior class won 58 games during his four years, which was Harvard's winningest senior class at the time. He was the Crimson's starting point guard in all 103 of his career games and scored 1,385 points. [7] Hill also recorded 590 assists and 153 steals. [7] In 2014 he was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame [1]

Throughout his collegiate career, he garnered the following honors and awards:

Career statistics

1995–96 HarvardIvy26.374.306.7582.
1996–97 HarvardIvy26.399.245.8692.
1997–98 HarvardIvy25.448.364.8302.55.31.714.9
1998–99 HarvardIvy26.397.225.8502.86.61.916.0

Professional career

In May 1999, Hill signed a one-year contract to play professionally for the Rotterdam Club in the Netherlands. [10] He retired from basketball in 2000.

Personal life

Hill was born at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is the oldest of two children of Joan and Terry Hill. His younger brother, Greg, played basketball [11] and football [12] at Western Maryland College. His father, Terry, was a three-year starter on the American University basketball team. [13] He married Jennifer Lynn Garst on July 26, 2003.

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