For Immediate Release

 

December 10, 2007

 

Tirrell Hill Named Little East Conference
Menís Basketball Player of the Week

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College junior guard Tirrell Hill (Bronx, NY) was named the Little East Conference Menís Basketball Player of the Week for his performance in three games last week.

 

 

 

Hill averaged 23.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game in a 3-0 week for the Anchormen. He shot 42 percent from the field (17-for-41), 48 percent from three-point land (12-for-25) and 86 percent from the free throw line (24-for-28). Hill scored a career-high 29 points in the Anchormenís, 96-91, overtime win at No. 16 Keene State on Saturday, Dec. 8. Hill was 16-for-20 from the charity stripe, tying the third and fourth marks for free throws made and attempted, respectively, in RIC menís basketball history. He scored 19 points, shooting 6-for-10 from the field and 5-for-6 from downtown, to go along with four boards and two steals, in the Anchormenís, 82-75, win over Johnson & Wales on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

 

For the season, Hill has played in eight games, starting seven of them. He is averaging 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

 

Head Coach Bob Walshís is 7-1 overall and 2-0 in the Little East Conference. In upcoming action, RIC will wrap up the fall semester at Trinity on Tuesday, Dec. 11 and at Springfield on Friday, Dec. 14 before breaking for finals and the holidays.

 

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