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Malcolm Hill showing potential in NBA Summer League

After successful seasons playing professionally in the Philippines and Germany, Belleville East graduate Malcolm Hill is getting another shot at the NBA Summer League with the Utah Jazz.
After successful seasons playing professionally in the Philippines and Germany, Belleville East graduate Malcolm Hill is getting another shot at the NBA Summer League with the Utah Jazz. Courtesy of the International Basketball Federation

Former Belleville East basketball standout Malcolm Hill is putting up some solid numbers in limited minutes as a member of the Utah Jazz Summer League team.

A Fairview Heights native and 2013 East graduate, Hill has scored nine points in the Jazz’ last two games at the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

Playing just under 16 minutes in Utah’s 93-78 loss to the Portland Trailblazers on Saturday, the 6-6 225-pound Hill scored two points, but pulled down seven rebounds and added a pair of assists.

Belleville East graduate Malcolm Hill leads his Illinois teammates off the floor with the Braggin' Rights trophy after the Fighting Illini downed the Missouri Tigers 75-66 on Wednesday.

A former two-time second team all Big 10 Conference player at the University of Illinois, Hill scored seven points, making 3-of-5 shots from the field and added four rebounds as Utah posted a 90-85 win over the New York Knicks on Sunday. Hill logged just over 16 minutes of playing time in the Jazz victory.

The Jazz played the Maimi Heat on Tuesday at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The 12-day, 82-game event continues through July 18.

A 2017 graduate of Illinois, Hill competed as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder Summer League team last year. He then spent the past few months playing professional basketball in the Philippines and Germany.

Illinois head coach John Groce and player Malcolm Hill talk about their win over Missouri.

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