He's Michigan State's 6'3" sophomore star, and at week's end he was ranked in the Big Ten's top 10 in seven statistical categories, including scoring (eighth, 16.0 points a game), steals (tied for second, 2.0), assists (seventh, 4.3) and three-point percentage (fourth, .448), despite playing out of position at point guard. The Indianapolis-area native is also among the top players in the conference in grade-point average (3.89, major undecided), football prowess (he was a record-setting quarterback at Lawrence North High) and golfing ability (he shoots in the low 80s). Here are Hill's thoughts on some of his pursuits and goals.
Favorite basketball player: Michael Jordan. "I always rooted for the Bulls when I was growing up, and I love the way he competes."
Dream golf partners: George W. Bush, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods.
On the Augusta National controversy: "I think women should be allowed as members, but I don't think it's fair to ask individual players like Tiger to take a stand."
Currently in the CD changer: Boyz II Men, Full Circle; Musiq, Juslisen; Ludacris, Word of Mouf, Ginuwine, The Life.
Favorite book: Hannibal, by Thomas Harris.
Dream date: Halle Berry. "She's the most beautiful woman in the world, and I'd love to know what she's like in person."
Person I'd most like to meet: Muhammad Ali.
Tattoos: None. "It's not that I'm afraid of the pain, I just have never gotten into that look."
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Muench, second grade, Indian Creek Elementary, Indianapolis. "She was a real small woman, but she always had a smile on her face. She made it fun to learn."