According to btn.com, Hill, a senior guard for John Groce’s Fighting Illini, average 30.5 points and 10 rebounds in a 2-0 start against Southeast Missouri and Northern Kentucky. He shot 55.9 percent from the field, 50 percent from three-point range, and was 16-of-19 from the free throw line. His 40 points against Northern Kentucky were a career high as he became the sixth player in school history to score 40 or more points in a single game.
“It was something I was working on over the summer,” Hill told the Associated Press following the win against Northern Kentucky. “This is just one of the games that showed a lot of the hard work and dedication that I’ve put into my 3-point shot.”
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The honor is the third time Hill has been named Big Ten Player of the Week in his career with the Illini. He last earned the award Dec. 21, 2015.