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Jalen Hill

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medal: 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Participated in the 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team October minicamp.
  • Member of the 2015 USA Basketball U16 National Team that captured the gold medal with a perfect 5-0 record at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. Played in all five games, averaged 8.6 points and 5.0 rebounds a game, shot 88.2 percent (15-17 FGs) from the field and .650 percent from the foul line.
  • Named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team on May 26, 2015.

High School Notes

  • Attends Centennial High School (Calif.), where he helped lead his team in 2014-15 to a 26-6 record and the CIF Southern Section Regional title; averaged 6.5 ppg., 5.8 rpg. and 1.3 bpg.
  • As a freshman in 2013-14, Centennial went 29-4,  captured the Big VIII League championship and finished as the CIF Division 1 runners-up.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Tanisa and George Hill, has one sister, Tatianna (19).
  • Father played basketball at Kansas State.
  • Goes by the nickname “J.”

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was 4.
  • Favorite USA National Team athletes: Kobe Bryant and Anthony Davis.
  • Top five movies of all time: Seven Pounds, Windtalkers, Lone Survivor, Django Unchained and Friday.
  • Favorite non-sports website: YouTube.com.
  • Favorite sports website: BallisLife.com.
  • Must-have pregame meal or snack: Sour Patch Kids.
  • Has a: male papillon/poodle mix named Jordan and a female Chihuahua/terrier mix named Jocelyn.
  • Favorite app: Twitter.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Kobe Bryant.
  • Favorite basketball team: Golden State Warriors.
  • Favorite Olympian: Anthony Davis.
  • Best player ever faced: Stanley Johnson.
  • Last book read for pleasure: Divergent.
  • Would compare his game to: Anthony Davis.
  • Wears No. 33 because: it is the number his dad wore in college.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: listening to music and reading.
  • Most people don’t know: he is only 15 going into his junior year of high scool.
  • Superstitious about: nothing.
  • Has never traveled outside the United States.

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After each led USA U16 teams to gold medals, Mark Campbell and Mike Jones share the award.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2015 U16
5/0 15- 17
.882 0- 0
.--- 13- 20 
.650 25/5.0
43/8.6
4 5 4

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