Former Belleville East basketball standout and current University of Illinois Fighting Illini star Malcolm Hill is entering the final stage of his college career.
Hill and the Illini take on Valparaiso at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at State Farm Center in Champaign in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament. The game will be televised on ESPN2.
Hill enters the game as the Illinois’ fourth all-time leading scorer and is just 33 points behind Dee Brown from moving up on that list.
Hill, who was named to the All-Big Ten second team, was hobbled throughout Illinois’ 75-55 loss in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. He scored just four points on 1 of 8 shooting.
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