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Nazahrah Hillmon-Baker

  • As of July 30, 2019

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medal: 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup, 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. 
  • Member of the 2019 USA U19 World Cup Team that finished with a 7-0 record and captured the gold medal with a 74-70 overtime victory over Australia in Bangkok, Thailand; started all seven games and averaged 7.4 ppg. and a team-high 7.6 rpg.
  • As a member of the 2018 USA U18 National Team, started in one of six games and averaged 10.3 ppg. and 5.7 rpg. to help the USA to a 6-0 record and a gold medal in Mexico City.
  • Took part in the 2016 USA U17 trials and was named as one of 16 finalists for the 2016 USA U17 World Cup.

College Honors

  • Six-time Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week (2018-19).

College Notes

  • As a freshman in 2018-19, aided Michigan to a 22-11 record and the 2019 NCAA Tournament second round; played in 34 games and averaged team-highs of 13.1 ppg. and 7.0 rpg. 
  • Posted career highs of 27 points and 11 rebounds versus Michigan State (2/24/19).

High School Honors

  • 2018 USA Today All-Ohio first team.
  • 2018 OHSAA and Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Division III Player of the Year.
  • 2017 and 2018 Greater Cleveland News Herald Player of the Year.
  • 2018 2015 Player of the Year and 2015 Freshman of the Year.
  • 2018 All-Ohio District III Player of the Year.
  • 2017 all-state tournament team.
  • 2016 and 2017 Associated Press All-Ohio DIII first team.

High School Notes

  • Played four varsity seasons at Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, Ohio; started in all 116 career games and amassed 2,057 points and 1,607 rebounds to become the school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder.
  • Lists career highs of 36 points (vs. Laurel on Feb. 10, 2018) and 28 rebound (vs. Barberton H.S.), which are records at Gilmour, as well as six assists (vs. Franklin on Dec. 27, 2017) and eight steals (vs. Hathaway Brown on Dec. 16, 2017).
  • Owns a state tournament all-divisions semifinal game record with 19 rebounds.
  • As a senior in 2017-18, started in all 29 games and averaged 22.0 ppg., 14.0 rpg., 2.7 apg. and 2.0 spg. to help her team to a 25-4 record and a state Division II runner-up finish; compiled school records of 582 points and 435 rebounds for the season.
  • As a junior in 2016-17, started in all 29 games and averaged 15.8 ppg. and 13.1 rpg. to help her team to a 25-4 record and a state championship.
  • As a sophomore in 2015-16, started in all 29 games and averaged 18.2 ppg., 14.9 rpg., 1.8 apg. and 3.1 bpg. to help her team to a 23-6 record and the state tournament semifinals.
  • As a freshman in 2014-15, started in all 26 games and averaged 17.4 ppg., 14.1 ppg. and 3.2 bpg. to help her team to a 23-3 record and the district finals.
  • Played in the summer for Sports City U; second nationally in 2018.


Personal Notes

  • Born in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Daughter of NaSheema and Victor Anderson and Frederick Baker; has two brothers, Zahkir Hillmon and Zaharius Hillmon, and two sisters, ZaTasja Baker and Jayda Anderson.
  • Twitter: @nazhillmon
  • Instagram at @naz_hillmon
  • Full name is Nazahrah Ansaria Hillmon, but goes by Naz.
  • Wears a women’s size 12 shoe.
  • Listed on her high school’s honor roll.
  • Mother NaSheema (Hillmon) Anderson played basketball at Vanderbilt and for the ABL Nashville Noise, was 1994 Gatorade Ohio State Player of the Year and Miss Ohio Basketball; uncle, Jawad Williams, played basketball at the University of North Carolina (won an NCAA title), for the Cleveland Cavaliers, in Turkey and in Tokyo; aunt Siedah Williams played basketball at the University of Virginia.
  • Family owns a combined eight Ohio high school state championships: in addition to Naz’s 2017 title, aunt Siedah Williams (Regina H.S.) won four; uncle Jawad Williams won one at St. Edward’s H.S.; mother, Nasheema (Hillmon) Anderson won one; and aunt, Adjoni Williams won one at Cleveland Central Catholic.
  • Maternal great grandfather, Willmon Hillmon, served in the U.S. Army, and grandfather Joseph Williams served in the U.S. Air Force.
  • Had never traveled outside the United States prior to 2018 with USA Basketball.

USA Basketball Statistics

2019 U19 7/7 176/25.1 23-47
.489 0-1
.000 6-13 .462 53/7.6
52/ 7.4
9 5 0 8
2018 U18 6/1 109/18.2 23-34 .676 0-0 .--- 16-21 .762 34/5.7 62/10.3 0 10 1 8
46-81 .568 0-1 .000 22-34 .647 87/6.7 114/8.8 9 15 1 16

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