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Chris Hill
Chris Hill

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Lawrence North

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190

Position:
G

Birthdate:
02/21/1983


Academic All-American candidate ... A deadly spot-up shooter with long range ... Will split time between both guard positions this season ... Among the best three-point shooters in school history, ranking second in career three-point field goals made (245), second career three-point field goals attempted (568), and sixth in career three-point field-goal percentage (.431) ... Ranks seventh in Big Ten history in career 3-point field goals (245) ... Ranks 18th in MSU career scoring (1,249 points) ... Has made a three-point field goal in 92 of 96 career games, including one stretch of 47 straight games ... Enrolled in MSU's Honors College.

2003-04: Started 29 of 30 contests ... 2004 First-Team Academic All-American, becoming MSU's first first-team honoree since Greg Kelser in 1979 ... 2004 Academic All-District and Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... 2004 Second-Team All-Big Ten as chosen by the league's media and coaches ... Recipient of MSU's Scholar-Athlete Award ... Ranked fifth in MSU single-season history in 3-point field goals made (84) and attempted (185), while .454 3-point field-goal percentage ranks 10th ... Scored in double figures in 24 games, ranking second on the team ... Led MSU in assists in a team-high 15 contests ... Led Michigan State in scoring nine times and in rebounding twice ... Shot .500 from the field on the season ... Ranked 10th in the nation and second on the team in 3-point field-goal percentage (.454) ... Ranked second on the team in scoring (13.8 ppg), increasing his output to 14.6 ppg in Big Ten games ... Led the squad in assists (3.9 apg) and steals (1.5 spg) ... Led all Spartans with 971 minutes played (32.4 mpg), the only Spartan to average more than 30 minutes per contest ... Led the Big Ten in 3-point field goals made in all games (2. 8 pg) and Big Ten contests (2.88 pg) ... Ranked ninth in the Big Ten in scoring (13.8 ppg), eighth in assists (3.93 apg), 10th in steals (1.53 spg), second in 3-point field-goal percentage (.454) and fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.03) ... In Big Ten games, he ranked eighth in scoring (14.6 ppg), 10th in field-goal percentage (.520), eighth in steals (1.56 spg), fourth in 3-point field-goal percentage (.451) and eighth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.73) ... Had three games where he connected on five 3-point field goals, including vs. Coppin State (12/30), Penn State (1/14) and Wisconsin (3/2) ... Opened the season with a 12-point, seven-assist, three-steal game against Bucknell (11/21) ... Named to the Coca-Cola Spartan Classic All-Tournament Team, averaging 14.0 points and 7.0 assists in games against Penn (11/29) and DePaul (11/30) ... Recorded 13 points against Penn ... Dished out a career-best 11 assists vs. DePaul, adding 15 points ... Scored 12 points against Oklahoma (12/6) ... Scored 13 points vs. Kentucky (12/13) in "The BasketBowl" at Ford Field ... Dished out five assists in three straight games vs. South Florida (12/16), UCLA (12/20) and Coppin State (12/30) ... Added 14 points and four rebounds against South Florida ... Led MSU with 17 points at UCLA ... Scored 18 points against Coppin State, 15 of them coming from behind the arc, while adding four rebounds and three steals ... Tallied nine assists vs. Syracuse (1/3), his second highest total of the season, while adding 16 points ... Recorded 13 points vs. Wisconsin (1/10) ... Scored his 1,000th career point with a 17-point effort vs. Penn State (1/14), connecting on five 3-pointers ... Scored 17 points at Northwestern (1/21) ... Tallied 18 points, six assists and four boards against Purdue (1/25) in what Coach Izzo called one his best games as a Spartan ... Scored 16 points at Minnesota (1/28), with all of them coming in the second half, shooting 4-of-5 from 3-point range in the second half, and recording three steals ... Dished out five assists vs. Indiana (1/31) ... Scored 15 points vs. Iowa (2/4) ... Recorded 16 points and five rebounds at Ohio State (2/7) ... Grabbed a season-best six rebounds at Illinois (2/10) ... Scored a season-best 20 points vs. Minnesota (2/14), adding five rebounds and four assists ... Celebrated his 21st birthday with 16 points vs. Northwestern (2/21) ... Scored a team-best 19 points vs. Michigan (2/24), while also grabbing a season-best tying six rebounds and tying a career best with four steals to go with his four assists; his 3-pointer in the final minute gave MSU a 68-63 lead ... Posted 14 points and five assists at Penn State (2/28) ... Scored 15 points, all on 3-pointers, against Wisconsin (3/2), while recording five rebounds, four assists and three steals ... Averaged 14.0 points, 4.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds while committing no turnovers in two Big Ten Tournament games ... Scored a team-high 17 points vs. Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals ... Tallied six assists vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals ... Recorded seven points, four assists and three rebounds vs. Nevada (3/18) in the NCAA Tournament.

2002-03: Appeared in all 35 games, starting 31 ... Verizon Academic All-Amerca Third-Team honoree, becoming just the fourth player in MSU history to earn Academic All-America honors ... Verizon Academic All-District First Team ... Second-Team All-Big Ten ... NABC All-District 11 Second Team ... MSU's Team MVP as selected by both the media and his teammates (shared team vote with Alan Anderson) ... Recipient of MSU's Scholar-Athlete Award ... MSU's leading scorer, averaging 13.7 points overall and 11.7 points in Big Ten games ... Led the Spartans with 25 double-figure scoring games, including six 20-point games ... MSU's leading scorer in a team-best 15 games and led the Spartans in assists in 21 games ... Led MSU with 128 assists (3.7 apg) ... Connected on 95-of-235 three-point field goal attempts, ranking second in both categories on the MSU single-season chart ... Made a three-point field goal in 34 of 35 games, including the first 25 games of the year ... Ranked 13th in the Big Ten in scoring (13.7 ppg), ninth in assists (3.66 apg), seventh in steals (1.46 spg), fourth in three-point field-goal percentage (.404), second in three-point field goals made (2.71) and seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.49) ... In conference games, ranked 18th in scoring (11.7 ppg), 10th in assists (3.44 apg), tied for 10th in steals (1.38 spg), eighth in three-point field-goal percentage (.404), eighth in three-point field goals made (1.88) and sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.77) ... Led the Spartans with 51 steals, recording a career-best four steals each vs. Cleveland State (12/8), Jacksonville State (12/28) and Ohio State (1/9) ... Opened the season with an 18-point, five-assist game vs. UNC Asheville (11/22) ... Named to the Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team, averaging 17.3 points, 4.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds in games vs. Montana (11/28), Villanova (11/29) and Oklahoma State (11/30) ... Opened the Shootout scoring 23 points vs. Montana, connecting on 5-of-12 three-pointers and dishing out six assists ... Scored 22 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including 5-of-7 three-point field goals, vs. Virginia (12/4) ... Scored 16 points and added four assists in MSU's 71-67 win over Kentucky (12/14) in Rupp Arena ... Posted one of his best all-around games vs. Loyola (12/17), recording 18 points, seven rebounds and a career-high tying seven assists ... Tallied 12 points and six assists vs. South Florida (12/21) ... Recorded 14 points and five assists vs. Jacksonville State (12/28) ... Notched a team-best 19 points vs. Toledo (12/30) ... Connected on 6-of-11 three-point attempts vs. Iowa (1/11), scoring 18 points and adding six assists ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week on Jan. 27, after averaging 20 points and six rebounds vs. Penn State (1/22) and Michigan (1/26), scoring 20 points in each game, grabbing a career-high tying seven rebounds against the Nittany Lions and recording six assists and no turnovers against the Wolverines ... Scored 12 points in a career-high 41 minutes in MSU's 67-62 overtime win over Indiana (2/8) in Assembly Hall ... Tied his career high with seven rebounds vs. Wisconsin (2/11), while chipping in nine points ... Scored a career-best 34 points vs. Syracuse (2/23), establishing MSU, Big Ten and Breslin Center records by knocking down 10-of-18 three-point attempts ... Scored a team-best 20 points vs. Ohio State (3/8), adding four rebounds and four assists ... Scored all 12 of his points vs. Ohio State (3/15) in the Big Ten Tournament on four three-pointers ... Appeared in NCAA Tournament games vs. Colorado (3/21), Florida (3/23), Maryland (3/28) and Texas (3/30), averaging 11.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.25 assists ... Opened the tournament with a 15-point effort vs. Colorado ... Scored 12 points vs. Florida ... Tallied five assists vs. Maryland ... Scored 10 points vs. Texas ... Member of the 2003 USA Basketball Pan-American Games Team ...

2001-02: One of nine players in Michigan State history to average double figures in scoring as a true freshman ... Appeared in all 31 games, starting 12 contests ... Started nine of 16 Big Ten contests ... MSU's second-leading scorer (11.5 ppg) and third-leading scorer in Big Ten games (11.3 ppg) ... Co-recipient of MSU's Unsung Player Award with Tim Bograkos ... Ranked second in assists (65) ... Led squad in three-point field goals made (66) and three-point field-goal percentage for players with at least 30 attempts, shooting .446 (66-of-148) from behind the arc, ranking fourth in the Big Ten ... Third on the team in field-goal percentage among players with at least 100 attempts, shooting .488 (121-of-248), ranking 15th in the Big Ten ... Third on the squad with 21 steals ... Established MSU Freshman records for three-point field goals made (66) and three-point field-goal attempts (148), while ranking fourth in three-point field-goal percentage (.446) and fifth in points scored (355) ... Team's leading assist man in six games and led the team in scoring three times ... Second on the squad with 22 double-figure point games ... Opened his MSU career by coming off the bench to score 10 points vs. Detroit (11/12) ... Scored 15 points and led the Spartans with three assists vs. Syracuse (11/21) in his first career start ... Posted a 10-point, five-rebound effort vs. Fresno State (11/23) ... Earned Coca-Cola Spartan Classic All-Tournament Team honors after recording a team-best 16 points vs. IPFW (11/30) and 10 points vs. Lamar (12/1) ... Earned a start vs. Florida, scoring 13 points and collecting three assists ... Scored 10 points vs. Nicholls State (12/9) on 4-of-5 shooting ... Posted back-to-back 12-point, three-assist games vs. UNC Asheville (12/17) and Oakland (12/19) ... Scored 11 points and established a season-high with a team-best seven rebounds vs. Seton Hall (12/22) ... Scored 10 points vs. Stanford (12/29) ... Started at point guard vs. Minnesota (1/5), with Marcus Taylor sidelined with an injury, collecting a season-best 25 points on 8-of-14 shooting (6-of-10 from three-point range) in 38 minutes of action ... Registered 14 points, a team-best seven rebounds and a team-high three steals vs. Purdue (1/16) ... Tallied 12 points vs. Penn State (1/19) ... Collected 10 points and four rebounds vs. Iowa (1/22) ... Scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds vs. Illinois (2/3) ... Played a season-high 39 minutes vs. Northwestern, starting at point guard for an injured Taylor, scoring 10 points, grabbing five rebounds and dishing out a season-best seven assists (2/6) ... Posted back-to-back 10-point efforts vs. Illinois (2/12) and Purdue (2/16), adding five rebounds vs. the Illini and four rebounds and a team-best four assists vs. the Boilermakers ... Tallied 15 points and five assists vs. Minnesota (2/21) ... Scored 11 points and led the team with three steals vs. Indiana (2/24) ... Scored 11 points in the regular-season finale vs. Iowa (3/2) ... Appeared in the 2002 NCAA Tournament vs. North Carolina State, scoring a team-best 21 points ... Recipient of MSU's Provost Award, presented annually to the Freshman Student-Athlete of the Year.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2001 All-State honoree ... 2001 Indiana All-Star ... First-Team All-County selection in 2001 ... Averaged 19.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a senior, leading Coach Jack Keefer's Lawrence North squad to a 21-6 record, a No. 3 ranking in Class 4A and county, sectional and regional championships ... Awarded the 2001 John Wooden/MCL Cafeteria All-Star Citizenship Award ... Conference Player of the Year in 2000 and 2001 ... Averaged 17 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a junior, helping his team to an 18-4 record and a No. 6 ranking ... 2000 Honorable Mention All-State selection by The Associated Press ... Shot 48% from the floor, 39% from three-point range and 89% from the foul line ... Rated by Vince Baldwin as one of the top-10 combo guards in the Midwest and one of the top-25 combo guards in America ... Selected to the 2000 All-Tournament Team at the AAU adidas Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas in July 2000 ... Helped his team to a 25-2 record as a sophomore, averaging 13.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists ... Lawrence North captured the county and sectional championships in his sophomore season ... Played quarterback for Lawrence North's football team, finishing his career as the school's all-time passing leader in both yardage and touchdowns and setting single-season records with 38 touchdowns and over 2,000 yards passing ... National Honor Society member.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 21, 1983 ... Son of Steve and Peggy Hill ... Finance major ... Enrolled in the MSU Honors College.

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Year	GP/GS	Min./Avg	FG-FGA	FG%	FG-FGA	FG%	FT-FTA	FT%	OFF-DEF	REB	AVG	PF/D	A	TO	BL	ST	PTS	AVG
2001-02	31/12	841/27.1	121-248	.488	66-148	.446	47-62	.758	20-80	100	3.2	72/2	65	52	3	21	355	11.5
2002-03	35/31	1105/31.6	155-358	.433	95-235	.404	74-97	.763	16-103	119	3.4	81/2	128	86	7	51	479	13.7
2003-04	30/29	971/32.4	141-282	.500	84-185	.454	49-65	.754	9-75	84	2.8	88/3	118	58	1	46	415	13.8
Totals	96/72	2917/30.4	417-888	.470	245-568	.431	170-224	.759	45-258	303	3.2	241/7	311	196	11	118	1249	13.0

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