Illinois guard Malcolm Hill joined the 1,800 point club for the Fighting Illini during his team’s win in the first round of the NIT.
Malcolm Hill used Illinois’ 82-57 win over Valparaiso in the first round of the NIT to join an exclusive club.
Hill’s 25 points helped him top 1,800 career points for the Fighting Illini, making him just the fourth men’s basketball player to reach that mark.
He now has 1,804 career points, putting him just nine away from passing former national player of the year Dee Brown on the all-time list.
Since Hill joined the 1,500 point club on Dec. 27, he’s passed some of the greatest names in Fighting Illini history, including Andy Kaufman, Eddie Johnson, Cory Bradford and Brian Cook.
Hill was also named to the All-Big Ten second-team at the end of the regular season.
Hill and the Illini will play Boise State in the second round of the NIT at State Farm Center. The date and time have not yet been announced.
These are the 11 players to score 1,500 or more points in University of Illinois history: