George Hill Biography
George Hill (George Jesse Hill Jr.) is an American professional basketball born on 4th May 1986 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. He plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the 2008 NBA draft he was selected 26th overall by the San Antonio Spurs.
George Hill attended Broad Ripple High School where he was one of the top high school players in the state and was one of the “Magnificent Seven” from Indianapolis. In his senior year he averaged a state-leading 36.2 points per game, the fifth-highest single-season average in Indiana High School Athletic Association history.
George Hill Age
George was born on 4th May 1986 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. (32 years as of 2018)
George Hill Height
He stands at 6 ft 3 in (1.9m).
George Hill Wife – George Hill Girlfriend
In August 2018 George Hill married his long time girlfriend and the mother of his children Samantha Garcia. Samantha was born on 2nd April 1992 in Sao Paulo, Brazil but grew up in Los Fresnos, Texas. Samantha and Hill first met when Hill was playing with the San Antonio Spurs.
George Hill Sons/ George Hill Children
Hill has two children Zayden Jaxon Hill, born on 16th January 2016 and Zoë Jessie Hill born on 4th January 2018.
George Hill College
George joined Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), despite scholarship offers from Temple and Indiana, so that he could stay close to his ailing great-grandfather, Gilbert Edison who later passed on.
Hill led IUPUI Jaguars to a tie for the best record in the conference during his sophomore year. In his third years he suffered an injury that forced him to become a redshirt. After his return the next season he led the Jaguars to a school-record 26 wins and the Summit League Tournament finals. They lost to Oral Roberts University thereby failing to secure a spot in the NCAA tournament.
Hill became IUPUI’s second player to declare early, when he left IUPUI in 2008 and declared himself eligible for the 2008 NBA draft. He left IUPUI as the fifth all-time leading scorer with 1,619 points
George Hill NBA
In 2008 Hill declared himself eligible for the 2008 NBA draft despite having one year of eligibility left. The following month he worked with several NBA teams. He attracted attention and became a projected second-round selection after an impressive run at the Orlando pre-draft rookie camp.
He was selected by the San Antonio Spurs on the draft night as their 26th pick in the first round, becoming the first player ever drafted from IUPUI and the the second first-round draft choice in The Summit League’s history.
George Hill San Antonio Spurs
Hill made his first summer league game debut as a Spur on 14th July 2008 scoring 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Throughout the Summer league he made 2 of 25 shots (8.0%), and one of six three-pointers (16.7%). He played three out of four summer league games for the Spurs finishing with an average of 8.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 31.7 minutes per game.
Hill led his team at the Utah Revue by averaging 12.9 points over four games. In the first of the four games leading all scorers with 21 points and helped the Spurs defeat the Utah Jazz, 82–57.
In 2008 Hill joined the San Antonio Spurs and made his NBA debut on November 4 against the Dallas Mavericks in the third game of the season. He finished with 11 points, 1 steal, and 1 assist. He finished his rookie season with an average of 5.7 points per game, 2.1 rebounds per game, and 1.8 assists per game.
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George Hill Indiana Pacers/ George Hill Pacers
On 23rd June 2011 during the 2011 NBA Draft Hill was traded to the Indiana Pacers. He started the season as a backup for Darren Collison. He finished the season averaging 9.6 points per game with a field goal percentage of .442. He had missed 12 games due to an injury.
Hill renewed his contact with Pacers on 13th July 2012 to a reported five-year, $40 million contract. On 7th February 2014 Hill had the best game of his NBA career by scoring a career-high 37 points 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 23rd December 2014 he returned to action, after missing first 28 games of the season due to knee injury, against the New Orleans Pelicans.
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Hill recorded his first career triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists on 27th February 2015 in a 93-86 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. On 14th March he scored a season-high 30 points in an 89-93 loss to the Boston Celtics.
During the 2015-16 season he had nine points and nine assists and matched a career-high with 11 rebounds in the Pacers’ 101–98 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
George Hill Utah Jazz/ George Hill Jazz
George Hill was traded to the Utah Jazz on 7th July 2016 in a three-team deal involving the Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks. He made his debut on 25th October against the Portland Trail Blazers, recording 19 points and six assists in a 113–104 loss.
He was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, October 31 through Sunday, November 6, on 7th November.
On 23rd November, after an eight-game absence, Hill scored 22 points as the Jazz snapped a four-game losing streak with a 108–83 win over the Denver Nuggets.
On 21st January Hill scored a season-high 30 points in a 109–100 win over the Pacers. He set a new season high on 3rd March 2017 with 34 points in a 112–97 win over the Brooklyn Nets.
George Hill Sacremento Kings
Hill signed a three-year deal worth a reported $57 million with the Sacramento Kings on 10th July 2017. The deal was fully guaranteed for its first two seasons, with only $1 million guaranteed for the 2019–20 season.
George Hill Cleveland Cavaliers
Hill was traded to Cleveland Cavaliers on 8th February 2018 in a three-team trade that also involved the Kings and the Utah Jazz.
George Hill Salary
George earns an annual income of $8 million dollars.
George Hill Net Worth
George has an estimated net worth of $32 million.
George Hill Contract
George Hill signed a 3 year / $57,000,000 contract with the Sacramento Kings, including $40,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $19,000,000. In 2017-18, Hill will earn a base salary of $20,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $20,000,000 and a dead cap value of $40,000,000.
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Cavs’ George Hill misses practice to receive IUPUI diploma
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — George Hill has gone from point guard to grad in the NBA playoffs.
The Cleveland Cavaliers guard missed practice Saturday and had a good excuse for his absence: He graduated from college.
Hill received his diploma from IUPUI and took part in commencement ceremonies in Indianapolis while his teammates got in one last workout before heading to Boston for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
The 32-year-old Hill, who played for the Jaguars from 2004 to ’08, received his degree from the School of Liberal Arts. He was one of two student speakers to address the new graduates.
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Hill would rejoin the team in time for the series opener Sunday against the Celtics.
Hill joined the Cavs in February, coming over in a trade from Sacramento. He was slowed by back spasms and missed three games in the first round of the playoffs against Indiana, but he returned and played a key role in Cleveland’s four-game sweep of Toronto.
Hill, who also has played in the postseason for San Antonio and Indiana during his career, has helped settle a troubling position for the Cavs. Cleveland traded All-Star guard Kyrie Irving last summer to Boston and has used numerous point guards this season.
The Cavs struggled without him against the Pacers, but Hill returned for the series finale. Although he was on a minutes restriction, he scored 11 points — all in the second half — and helped Cleveland advance.
“He’s been great,” Lue said. “Just coming into Game 7 versus Indiana, where he hadn’t played in three-plus games, to come out and play the half of basketball that he played, he was tremendous. So, just his experience of being in the playoffs, being in the Eastern Conference finals when he played for Indiana, playing against the Miami teams, he knows what it’s about.
“It’s great having a veteran like that on the team.”