Simmie Hill, Jr. (November 14, 1946 – July 14, 2013) was an American professional basketball player. At 6'7", he played the forward position.
Born in Midland, Pennsylvania, Hill attended Midland High School, where he starred on the school's basketball team alongside Norm Van Lier. During his senior year, Hill scored 652 points and led the Midland Leopards to the Pennsylvania State Championship. He spent his college career at Wichita State University (where he played on the freshman team as first year students were not eligible to play varsity basketball at that time), Cameron Junior College and West Texas State University, and after his senior year was named a first team All American by The Sporting News. Hill then played four seasons in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Los Angeles Stars, Miami Floridians, Dallas Chaparrals, San Diego Conquistadors, and San Antonio Spurs. He averaged 9.7 points per game in his ABA career.
By Dean Hanley
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