Thomas Hill (basketball)

Thomas Hill (born August 31, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player.

A 6'5" guard, Hill played at Duke University from 1989 to 1993, winning two NCAA Championships (1991 and 1992). His teammates at Duke included Grant Hill (no relation), Christian Laettner, and Bobby Hurley. Thomas Hill received Third Team All-ACC honors in 1991,1992, 1993 and was a team captain during his senior season.

He played in 141 career games for Duke, 6th on their all-time list as of March 28, 2010; directly behind Jon Scheyer, and tied with Brian Davis.

After graduating, Hill was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the 2nd round (#39 pick overall) of the 1993 NBA Draft. He never played in the NBA, but he did play in the Australian National Basketball League for the Perth Wildcats.

Hill's father is Olympic bronze medalist hurdler Thomas Hill.

Hill is perhaps best remembered for his emotional reaction after his Duke teammate Christian Laettner hit a last second shot to defeat Kentucky in the elite eight of the 1992 NCAA Tournament. After Laettner hit the shot, a CBS camera panned to Hill who appeared to be crying with his hands on top of his head.

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