When you think of Duke basketball, you think of greats like Laettner, Hurley, Battier and Hill. No, not Grant Hill. I’m talking about the one and only Thomas Hill.
A key piece to those dominant early 90’s Blue Devils squads as Hill was part of the ’91 and ’92 championship teams, he was an impressive talent with an even more impressive flattop. The lefty could do it all – play defense, take it to the hole, shoot the J and dunk on fools.
He ended up being drafted by the Pacers 39th overall in the 1993 NBA draft, but never played a minute for them. In fact, he never played in the league, period. He ended up in the Australian National Basketball League suiting up for the Perth Wildcats. I haven’t heard about him since.
But truth be told, without Thomas Hill, those Duke teams may never have won back-to-back titles. Sure, Laettner and Hurley were the rock stars, and Grant Hill was more talented, but Thomas Hill’s legacy will forever live in Durham(regardless of how much I hate the Blue Devils).
Highlights vs. Michigan plus an interview of Hill himself.