Catching Up with Tim Hill `99

Perhaps the best way of looking at Harvard basketball's future is reflecting on the Crimson's recent past. No one better personifies the successes of the last few years than Tim Hill '99.

Hill graduated as one of the most celebrated players in Crimson history, and his impressive list of awards and accomplishments places the former point guard's place among Harvard's all-time greats.

Hill started all 103 games of a four-year career that began in 1995. He owns the school assists record (590) and is the Crimson's seventh all-time leading scorer with 1,385 points.


In 1998-99, Hill led the team with 16.0 points per game and a 6.6 assist-per-game mark that was 10th in the country.

In a career with many highlights, one performance stands out.

"The best moment of my career was senior night," Hill said. "Beating Princeton in overtime in front of a sold-out crowd was a great way to go. It was the first time we had beaten Princeton in my career."

With that win, the Crimson solidified the Hill Era's place in the annals of Harvard history. In the same game, Hill became Harvard's all-time assist leader.

If Hill's crowning moment came in his final game against the Tigers, his most cherished memories span all four of his years in Cambridge.

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