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Name: Malcolm Hill Jr.

School: Illinois

Season: Senior

ESPN High School Ranking: 66 (2013)

Birthdate: October 26, 1995 (21)

Birthplace: 

- Born in St. Louis, Missouri

- Moved to Belleville, Illinois when he was 4

Family: 

- Father Malcolm Sr. played Division II for the University of Missouri-St. Louis

- Malcolm Sr. is the athletic director at University City High School in St. Louis

- Mother Machanda Hill is an accounting worker at Washington University 

High School: Belleville East

Accolades:

- Invited to 2015 U.S. Pan American Camp but did not make final roster

- 2016 Second Team All-Big Ten 

- 2015 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten

- 2012 First Team All-State

-2012St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Player of the Year

- 2012 Belleville News-Democrat Player of the Year

- Finished 3rd in Mr. Illinois Basketball voting

Twitter: Malcolmillini21

Instagram: Malcolmillini21

Height: 6'6

Weight: 220

Wingspan: 6'8.5

Standing Reach: 8'6

Injury History:

- Diagnosed with Thoracic outlet syndrome in 2012 - had surgery to repair blood clot in his upper right arm - made full recovery after a few months

- Was on blood thinners for 3 months

- Had a rib removed as part of the surgery

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

 

- Appreciates basketball more because of what he has gone through

- Lost a good friend Jeremiah Radford to cancer in High School

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 4.4 PPG

- 2.4 RPG

- 0.7 APG

- 38% FG

- 34% 3

- 77% FT

Sophomore Season Stats:

- 14.4 PPG

- 4.8 RPG

- 1.3 APG

- 0.8 SPG

- 44% FG

- 39% 3

- 78% FT

Junior Season Stats:

- 18.1 PPG

- 6.6 RPG

- 3.3 APG

- 1.2 SPG

- 44% FG

- 31% 3

- 82% FT

Senior Season Stats: Through 14 games

- 18.6 PPG

- 6.4 RPG

- 2.1 APG

- 0.9 SPG

- 44% FG

- 42% 3

- 79% FT

Analytics: 

- 1st in free throws made and attempted in the Big Ten in 2016-17

- 2nd in offensive win shares and points per game in the Big Ten in 2016-17

Position: SG/SF

Greatest Strength: 3 point shooting

Greatest Weakness: Getting beaten off the dribble

Athleticism: 6

Aggression: 7

Speed: 6

Strength: 6

Lateral Movement: 6

Basketball IQ: 7

Switchability: 7

3 point shooting: 8

Jumpshot: 8

Ability to finish at the rim: 8

Post moves: 6

Handle: 7

Passing: 6

Rebounding: 6

Motor: 6

Touch: 7

Hands: 7

On ball defense: 6

Help defense: 7

Steals: 6

Blocks: 5

Pick and Roll: 

- Good at getting to the hoop offensively - can change speeds and hit jumpers off screens

- Good effort fighting around screens but not a good enough athlete to hang with NBA guards - will get beaten to the hoop

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

 

- Consistently feeds the post

- Allows the game to come to him

- Great 3 point shooter

- Good effort defensively

- Mediocre athlete

- Willing passer

Game Analysis: 

 

- vs. Maryland

- #4 Kevin Huerter

- #5 Dion Wiley

- #11 Jared Nickens

- #2 Melo Trimble

- #1 Jaylen Brantley

- #0 Anthony Cowan

- #21 Justin Jackson

- Catches at left 45 3, drives left, draws help and hits popper for jumper at left elbow

- Catch and shoot 3 at left 45 in transition - miss - off balance

- Pumps on jumper at right 45, gets defender to bite and draws foul - FTs 1/2

- Good effort to get on the ground and get steal when guard lost ball

- Catch and shoot deep 3 left 45 open - hits

- Uses left ball screen at top of the key, crosses over right and gets to the hoop very quickly - fouled on the floor but finished impressive and-1 - NBA move

- Doubled on backdown in left short corner, threw ball away

- Catch and shoot curl from right corner, misses straightaway jumper but fouled - FTs 2/2

- Good draw and kick

- Hits pullup midrange jumper from FT line

- Good strongside show and recovery

- Pullip jumper from right 45 - miss

- Catches at top of the key, slashes to the rim quickly, finishes up and under layup with right - sneaky athlete

- Very athletic finish - drives right from right 45, up and under on the help and finishes bank shot with right - NBA move

- Very physical drive from top of key, right to left behind back, spins right and fouled

- Catches at right elbow, dribbles right, pushes off and steps back - hits jumper

- Great effort to go after ball going out of bounds and try to throw it off Jackson

- Catch and shoot missed 3 from right corner

- FTs 2/2

- Beaten by Trimble off the dribble to the hoop on line drive

- Catch and shoot left corner 3 - hits

NBA Comparison: Evan Fournier

Current Ability: 6.5

Projection as an NBA Player: 6.5

Projected Draft Spot: 2nd Round

Opinion: Hill has the offensive skills to be an NBA player because he can shoot very well from the perimeter, is unselfish, and can get to the hoop well. He has good size for a SG. Defensively I think he would struggle in the NBA, but if given the opportunity, he can become a good backup.