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#27 Jordan Hill
Forward/Center
Height:
6-10
Weight: 235
NBA Experience: 2
College: Arizona
High School: The Patterson School (Lenoir, NC)
Birthdate: July 27, 1987
Birthplace: Newberry, SC
How Acquired:Acquired Jordan Hill from Houston for Derek Fisher & Dallas’ protected first round selection in the 2012 NBA Draft

 

2012-13: Appeared in 29 games (one start), averaging 6.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.28 steals and 0.66 blocks in 15.8 minutes ... Scored 10+ points eight times ... Grabbed 10+ rebounds twice ... Posted 11 points and seven rebounds 11/4 vs. Detroit ... Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds 11/7 at Utah ... Scored 14 points (5-5 FG) 11/9 vs. Golden State ... Tallied nine points and nine rebounds 12/4 @ Houston ... Tallied nine points and eight rebounds 12/5 at New Orleans ... Totaled a career-high 17 points (8-11 FG), nine rebounds and a season-high four blocks 12/9 vs. Utah ... Posted 14 points (6-9 FG) and eight rebounds 12/22 at Golden State ... Totaled nine points and nine rebounds 12/26 at Denver ... Tallied 13 points and seven rebounds 1/4 at LA Clippers ... Scored 13 points 1/6 vs. Denver ... Missed two games due to back spasms (12/14- 12/16) and 49 games with a torn labrum, left hip (1/8-4/17) ... In three playoff games, averaged 3.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 10.2 minutes.

In 2011-12
Appeared in 39 games (8 starts), averaging 5.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.36 steals and 0.69 blocks in 14.1 minutes ... In seven games (1 start) with the Lakers, averaged 4.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 0.71 steals and 0.86 blocks in 11.7 minutes ... Recorded five double-doubles ... Scored 10+ points seven times ... Grabbed 10+ rebounds five times ... Led Lakers in rebounds once, steals once and blocks twice ... Finished with 11 points (5-8 FG) and a career-high tying 15 rebounds 12/31 vs. Atlanta ... Posted 12 points (5-9 FG), 12 rebounds and a career-high tying five blocks 1/10 at Charlotte ... Totaled 10 points, 10 rebounds and two steals 1/27 vs. Washington ... Recorded a season-high tying 14 points (6-7 FG) and 11 rebounds 1/28 vs. New York ... Grabbed 10 rebounds 2/1 at San Antonio ... Totaled a season-high tying 14 points (6-11 FG) and eight rebounds 3/14 vs. Charlotte ... Grabbed two rebounds in Lakers debut 3/20 at Houston ... Posted a season-high tying 14 points, career-high tying 15 rebounds and three blocks 4/22 vs. Oklahoma City ... Recorded eight points, eight rebounds, two assists, a career-high tying three steals and a block 4/26 at Sacramento ... With Houston, missed two games due to the flu (1/19/12, 3/13/12) and nine games (2/19/12 - 3/7/12) with a sprained MCL (right knee) ... With Lakers, missed 15 games from 3/25 - 4/15 with a sprained MCL (right knee) ... Appeared in playoff games, averaging 4.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 0.67 blocks in 18.1 minutes ... Posted playoff career-highs in points (12) and rebounds (11) 5/6/12 at Denver.

In 2010-2011
In his second NBA season, and his first full campaign with the Rockets, averaged 5.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.72 blocks in 72 games (nine starts at center, two starts at forward) … DNP (CD) for seven games (10/26/10-10/27/10; 2/8/11; 2/23/11; 3/1/11; 4/6/11; 4/11/11) … DND for one game (2/2/11) and on the inactive list for two games (2/5/11-2/7/11) due to a sprained left ankle … recorded 18 double-figure scoring games and two double-doubles … led (or tied) the Rockets in rebounding seven times … made the first start of his career at center at San Antonio (11/6/10) … notched 14 points vs. Minnesota (11/7/10), hitting 6-of-6 from the free throw line … posted the first double-double of his career with 14 points (7-8 FG) and a career-best 10 rebounds vs. Phoenix (11/22/10) … recorded 12 points (5-10 FG) and seven boards (5 offensive) vs. Oklahoma City (11/28/10) … despite playing on a left ankle sprain, recorded 10 points (4-5 FT) and eight rebounds (5 offensive) at Dallas (11/29/10) … registered a career-best four consecutive games (11/26/10-12/1/10) of double-digit scoring … had a season-high four blocked shots vs. Memphis (12/17/10) … matched his season high with four blocks at Sacramento (12/19/10), including three blocks in the fourth quarter of a 102-93 come-from-behind win … picked up his first double-digit scoring game as a starter with 12 points (5-11 FG) at Boston (1/10/11), adding eight rebounds in 34:54 of action … also started at center at Portland (1/2/11) through vs. Oklahoma City (1/12/11) … posted a career-best 16 points (8-12 FG) with eight boards at Atlanta (1/15/11) … notched his second double-double with 10 points (4-10 FG) and a career-high-tying 10 rebounds vs. Milwaukee (1/17/11) … had 10 points (5-8 FG), a team-high nine rebounds (5 offensive) and a career-high-tying three steals vs. Dallas (2/12/11) … started for Luis Scola (sore left knee) at power forward at Phoenix (3/8/11) and vs. San Antonio (3/12/11) … recorded 12 points (5-7 FG), eight rebounds and a career-high-tying three assists off the bench vs. Phoenix (3/14/11) … chipped in with 11 points (5-8 FG) and eight rebounds (5 offensive) at New Jersey (3/29/11) … topped Houston in rebounding during the 2010 NBA Summer League, averaging 13.6 points (.545, 24-44 FG) and 7.8 rebounds in five starts at center.

In the NBA
Has averaged 5.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in 119 career games (11 starts) with New York and Houston … owns two career double-doubles. 2009-2010: In his rookie season, finished with overall averages of 5.2 points and 3.7 rebounds in 47 games with New York and Houston … averaged 4.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 24 games with the Knicks … acquired by Houston from New York in a three-team trade on Feb. 18 … averaged 6.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 23 games with the Rockets … DNP (CD) for four games (2/20/10-2/21/10; 2/26/10; 3/3/10) with Houston … DND for two games (3/24/10-3/25/10) due to a sprained left ankle … reached double digits in scoring on eight occasions, including seven times with the Rockets … made his NBA debut with New York at Miami (10/28/09) … scored 10 points (5-5 FG) with the Knicks in 14 minutes off the bench vs. Golden State (11/13/09) … made his Houston debut vs. Orlando (2/24/10) … led the Rockets with a season-high nine rebounds vs. Memphis (3/17/10) … recorded 11 points (5-11 FG), seven boards and a career-high five blocks in 26:50 off the bench vs. Boston (3/19/10) … had 13 points (4-8 FG, 5-5 FT) and a career-best three assists at New York (3/21/10) … suffered a sprained left ankle in the fourth quarter at Chicago (3/22/10) … finished with nine points (3-6 FG), a season-high-tying nine rebounds and three blocks in a 119-114 OT win at Boston (4/2/10), including a rejection of Kendrick Perkins’ attempt with 39.9 seconds remaining in OT to preserve a 117-114 lead … posted a season-high 15 points on a perfect 7-of-7 outing from the field at Indiana (4/4/10) … totaled 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-2 FT) and a season-high-tying nine boards at Memphis (4/6/10) … also topped Houston with a season-high-tying nine rebounds at Phoenix (4/11/10) … averaged team highs of 14.4 points and 8.2 rebounds in five starts with New York in the 2009 NBA Summer League.

In College
Finished his three-year career at Arizona ranked among the school’s career leaders in points (27th with 1,208), rebounds (10th with 763), blocked shots (sixth with 140) and field goal percentage (fifth with .578) … overall, averaged 12.5 points (.578, 494-855 FG) and 7.9 rebounds over 97 games (79 starts) with the Wildcats … had 32 career double-doubles … notched .600 or better from the field in each of his first two seasons (Pac-10 leader with .620 FG% in 2007-08) … of his 763 career rebounds, 273 (35.8%) came off the offensive glass … started just 12 of 29 games as a freshman, then started 67 of his 68 games over final two college seasons … earned Honorable Mention All-America from The Associated Press and Third-Team All-America honors from The Sporting News as a junior, recording career highs of 18.3 points and 11.0 rebounds in 34 games (34 starts) … was also First-Team All-Pac-10 and garnered All-Defensive Team honors over his final collegiate season … was the first Wildcats player to notch double figures in both scoring (18.3) and rebounding (11.0) in the same season since Larry Demic (1978-79) … grabbed a school single-season record 375 total rebounds in 2008-09, adding 20 double-doubles (led Pac-10) … as a sophomore, averaged 13.2 points and 7.9 rebounds in 34 games (33 starts), while leading the Pac-10 with a career-high .620 (184-297 FG) field goal percentage and finishing fourth in blocks per game (1.65 bpg) … was an Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 and a Pac-10 All-Defensive Team selection in 2007-08 … registered averages of 4.7 points (.652, 58-89 FG) and 4.1 rebounds in 29 games (12 starts) during his freshman campaign in 2006-07.

In Life
Born Jordan Craig Hill on July 27, 1987, in Newberry, South Carolina … lost his mother at age three and was raised by his father and grandmother … family moved from South Carolina to Atlanta, Georgia as a youth … was a baseball pitcher growing up before switching to basketball … made the varsity basketball team as a freshman and worked his way into the rotation as a sophomore at North Springs High School (Atlanta, GA) … did not play organized basketball as a junior … helped lead The Patterson School (NC) to a 34-4 mark as a senior … was a sociology major at Arizona … was a teammate of Chase Budinger at Arizona … was active with the Garden of Dreams Foundation while with the New York Knicks … he and Budinger hosted Bowl ‘n Bash on Mar. 22, 2011, a free event for kids and mentors from Big Brothers Big Sisters.

In Transactions
Selected after his junior season by New York in the first round (eighth overall) as an early entry candidate in the 2009 NBA Draft … signed by the Knicks on July 11, 2009 … acquired by Houston from New York as part of a three-team, nine-player trade on Feb. 18, 2010 … Rockets picked up the second-year option on his contract on Oct. 29, 2010.

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Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 235 lbs./ 106.6 kg
Born: July 27, 1987
From: University of Arizona
Draft: 1st Round (8th pick) 2009 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2009
Years Pro: 4
Previous Teams:
  Los Angeles Lakers 2011 - 2013
  Houston Rockets 2010 - 2011
  New York Knicks 2009 - 2009
  Houston Rockets 2009 - 2009
Prior to NBA/Country: Arizona/USA

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