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Rico Hill (born February 14, 1977)[1] is an American former professional basketball player. He played at the small forward and power forward positions.

Rico Hill
Personal information
Born (1977-02-14) February 14, 1977 (age 42)
Oceanside, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Career information
High schoolBrother Rice (Chicago, Illinois)
CollegeIllinois State (1995–1998)
NBA draft1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career1998–2012
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
Career history
1998–1999Fuenlabrada
1999–2000Quad City Thunder
2000–2001Estudiantes
2001–2002Dakota Wizards
2002Fargo-Moorhead Beez
2002Marinos de Oriente
2002–2003Le Mans Sarthe
2003Pallacanestro Messina
2004Charleston Lowgators
2004San Miguel Beermen
2005JDA Dijon
2005–2006San Miguel Beermen
2006Rockford Lightning
2006Benfica
2007Sabadell Sant Nicolau
2007–2009AD Vagos
2009–2011Chicago Steam
2011–2012Chicago Muscle
2012Chicago Steam
Career highlights and awards

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High schoolEdit

Hill attended Brother Rice High School, in Chicago, Illinois, where he played high school basketball.

College careerEdit

Hill played college basketball at Illinois State University, where he led the Redbirds to back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference championships, as well as consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, in 1997 and 1998.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Hill was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers, with the 31st pick in the 1999 NBA draft, but he never played in the NBA. He played with the Quad City Thunder (CBA), Estudiantes Madrid (Spain), Dakota Wizards (NBA D-League), Le Mans a French team, and the Charleston Lowgators (NBA D-League). He also played in Italy, and with the Chicago Steam of the American Basketball Association, and with for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (Spain).

Hill was chosen by the Chicago Muscle, with the tenth pick in the 2011 Premier Basketball League Draft.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ESPN.com: 1999 NBA Draft: Rico Hill". Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  2. ^ "NBA Development League: Rico Hill". Retrieved 2008-03-08.
  3. ^ Meier, Corinne (November 17, 2011). "Premier Basketball League Holds 2012 Draft in Chicago; Teams Gearing Up for Preseason Play". ThePBL.com. Premier Basketball League. Archived from the original on November 20, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2011.