Men's Basketball

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P.J. Hill

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
Minneapolis North

Last College:
Midland JC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 165

Position:
Guard

P.J. Hill

AN OVERVIEW
P.J. Hill transferred to Ohio State in 2007 after spending a season at Midland College in Midland, Texas, playing for Grant McCasland. Hill was a member of the 2007 NJCAA National Championship team and contributed a tournament personal-best 10 points and 5 rebounds in the opening contest vs. Aiken Technical College. In the quarterfinal game vs. Seminole State College, Hill helped guard SSC's Robert Jarvis (an Oral Roberts signee) and limited him to 10 points after Jarvis recorded 34 points in the first-round game.

From 2003-04, Hill was a point guard for the South (Minneapolis) High School varsity team before transferring to North High School for the 2005 and 2006 seasons. A three-time all-conference and all-city recipient, Hill also was recognized as an all-state honoree. A four-year varsity starter and three-time captain at South and North high schools, Hill helped North High win back-to-back Twin City and Minneapolis Conference championships.

Averaging 18 points, 7 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game, Hill was recognized as a McDonald's All-America nominee as a senior. Hill also was a three-time letterwinner in track and earned all-conference in soccer. He is the son of Paul and Monique Hill. His hobbies include reading about space. He would like to become the spokesperson for NASA.

AS A JUNIOR
• Tallied career highs in mins. played (40), rebs. (8), def. rebs. (7) and 3-pt FGA (4) vs. Siena March 20 ... went 6-of-6 from the FT line and handed out 4 assists in the double-overtime loss
• Made a career-high 7 FTs in 11 attempts vs. Wisconsin March 13 ... recorded his 100th career point (119) in win over the Badgers
• Played 27 mins. in the Big Ten tournament title game vs. Purdue March 15
• Hill posted a career-high 40 mins. vs. Siena ... averaged 17.4 mpg.
• Played 25 mins. in the win at Iowa March 3 ... posted 5 pts., 2 rebs. and 1 blk.
• Tallied 7 pts. in 3-of-4 shooting at Purdue Feb. 28 ... knocked down a 3-pt. basket, handed-out 3 assists and added 1 steal and 1 blk. for the Buckeyes
• Made his first career start for the Buckeyes vs. Penn State Feb. 24
• Set 6 career-highs vs. the Nittany Lions including pts. (13), FG and FGA (5-8), 3-Pt FG and 3-pt FGA (2-4) and off. rebs. (2) ... posted a career high in pts. for the second-consecutive week
• Scored 9 pts. vs. Illinois Feb. 22 in 4-of-5 shooting from the field ... made 1 basket from behind the arc, handed-out 4 assists and grabbed 4 rebs. against the Illini
• Grabbed 3 def. rebs. vs. the Badgers to tie his career high ... tied the total for the third time vs. Illinois Feb. 22
• Handed out a career-high 6 assists in overtime win vs. Purdue Feb. 3 ... tied his career high in steals with 2 vs. the Boilermakers
• Led the team with 4 assists vs. the Golden Gophers Jan. 3
• Played 12 minutes vs. Iowa (12/31/08) and responded with 4 assists, a block and several hustle plays to help secure the win vs. the Hawkeyes
• Saw action in 27 games this season
• Knocked down a 3-point basket in 13 games

AS A SOPHOMORE
• Averaged 5.8 mpg. and 1.2 ppg. after 26 games played
• Played 6 minutes vs. UNC Asheville in NIT first round game ... grabbed two rebounds
• Led the Buckeyes in steals at Michigan State (1/15/08) with 2 to tie career best
• Set career highs in FGs made (3) and FGA (6), points (7), 3-point field goals made (3) and attempted (6) and tied his career high in minutes played (19) vs. Iowa (1/9/08)
• Had a career high in assists (3) vs. Coppin State (12/10/07) ... tied his career best in assists against Iowa (1/9/08)
• Recorded career bests in free throws attempted (6), rebounds (5), steals (2) vs. VMI (11/25/07)
• Handed out 6 assists in Ohio State's final exhibition game against Findlay (11/6/07)

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