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  Mark Hill

Mark Hill

Player Profile


Los Angeles, Calif.

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Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175





Cal State Northridge
Played in 47 games in two seasons at Cal State Northridge, 35 as a starter at point-guard ... Helped lead the Matadors to the Big West regular season crown, the Big West Tournament title, and a trip to the NCAA Tournament during the 2008-09 season ... A quick-on-quick, strong, guard who excelled at passing the basketball, according to the CSUN coaching staff ... It was hard for opponents to stay in front of him because he was so quick, according to head coach Bobby Braswell ... Defensively, Mark can pick you up full court and keeps the pressure on you all the way up the floor.

2009-10 Season (Senior)
A starter at point-guard in 24 games ... The team leader in assists (68, 2.8 apg) ... Winner of CSUN's Dr. Dish Award ... Ranked fifth in the Big West Conference in steals (41, 1.4 spg) ... Had at least one steal in 24 of 30 games he played ... Scored a career-high 24 points (9-for-13 from the floor) at Cal Poly (1/23/10) ... Tallied a career-high 12 free throws (ninth-best for a single game in school history) in 14 attempts vs Cal State Fullerton (2/13/10).

2008-09 Season (Junior)
Took over the starting role at point-guard due to the injury to Josh Jenkins ... In fact, started the last eleven games ... Tallied a season-high in points (15, 5-for-7 from the floor), and assists (11) against Long Beach State (2/28/09) ... Also scored 15 points along with six assists and a career-high five rebounds in the Big West Conference title game against Pacific (3/14/09) ... Enjoyed a super game at Idaho (2/21/09) with 13 points (8-for-9 from the free throw line), seven steals (the most by a CSUN player in six years) and five assists ... Scored 13 points and dished out six assists in a season-high 34 minutes against Memphis (3/19/09) at the NCAA Tournament ... Scored in double figures in five of the last eight games ... Made his first start at Cal State Northridge against Cal Poly (2/11/09) and chalked up six points, four assists and two steals in 27 minutes ... Made his Cal State Northridge debut and responded with eleven points (three 3-pointers), three assists and one steal in 23 minutes of play at Long Beach State (1/17/09) ... Shot .875 (35-for-40) from the free throw line ... Voted by the coaches as winner of the Newt Meyers Memorial Sportsmanship Award.

Tulsa University
Played in 34 games in two seasons at Tulsa ... During his freshman season in 2006-07, played in all 31 games and started ten contests ... Passing the ball was Hill's expertise ... Dished out 92 assists, and led Tulsa in assists in 13 games ... His career-best ten assists came against Tulane ... Completed his freshman season ranked second on the school's all-time freshman assists list at Tulsa, falling five assists shy of tying Shea Seals (1993-94) for first place . . . Led Tulsa in assists in seven of the final 16 games, including the last five games . . . Could also score when called upon ... In 22 minutes of play at Arkansas (2006-07), Hill scored a career-best 17 points ... Also collected 16 points along with eight assists and two steals against SMU ... Played against Cal State Northridge (2006-07) and collected four points, four rebounds and six assists in a season-high 32 minutes ... Played in three games during the 2007-08 season at Tulsa before deciding to transfer.

Fremont High School
A three-year letter winner and starter at Fremont High School in Los Angeles ... Averaged 15 points, ten assists, four steals and three rebounds as a senior ... Was a two-time first team all-city selection as a junior and senior ... As a senior, Hill earned conference co-MVP honors while leading his team to a 22-3 record ... A McDonald's All-America nominee his senior season ... During the 2005-06 season, Hill played at Genesis Prep School in Mississippi where he averaged more than ten points and five assists.

Matador Memo
Born October 7, 1987 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Parents are Jackie and Mark Hill, Sr. ... Has a sister (Kisha, 24) and one brother (Demon, 12) ... Mark says his greatest heroes are his mom and dad ... According to Mark, he would like to switch places for a day with his sister (Kisha), and be stranded on a desert island with his little brother (Demon) ... If he had a million dollars, Mark would like to give it to his mom to help buy a big house ... The best advice Mark ever received and that he passes along to young people; "never give up" ... Mark says he can't go a week without playing basketball or calling his mom ... The game of basketball is one possession Mark could not live without for the rest of his life ... If a movie were to be made about Mark's life, Lil Bow Wow would play the lead role ... Communication major.