Malcolm Hill is a professional basketball player, who is currently playing for the Chicago Bulls NBA G League affiliate, the Windy City Bulls. Hill was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where he learned basketball. Eventually, during his junior year, head coach Bruce Weber recruited him to join Illinois as Weber discovered Hill’s performance.
High School Life
In his junior season, he averaged 23.8 points and had a significant 44% success rate for the three-point shot. Due to his performance and contribution to the team, he was bound to play for Illinois University under the coachmanship of Bruce Weber. He also received offers from Indiana, Missouri, Ohio State, and UCLA.
During his senior year, he accumulated 708 points and averaged 25.3 points with 2.3 steals and 6.1 rebounds. He also ended up placing 3rd place during the Mr. Illinois Basketball. In March 2012, he committed to signing for Illinois University.
College to Professional NBA Career
As a freshman at Illinois University, he was one of the key players who helped the team to recover from their 8-game losing streak. When he was in his sophomore year, he scored 28 points to win against Maryland University.
His college career was outstanding enough for him to be included in the Top 10 Jerry West Award, as he was included as one of the best shooting guards in the US. He also set a career-high 39 points during their match against Ohio State, making him the 7th Illini player who scored most in a match.
He eventually joined the 2017 NBA Draft but he was undrafted. He signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the summer league. He was deployed in the Philippines when he signed with the Star Hotshots. In 2017, he signed a one-year contract with the Telekom Baskets Bonn in Germany and MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg by the following year.
The first time he got into the NBA is when he signed a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks in 2021. Currently, he is playing for the Chicago Bulls.
- 2017 - Star Hotshots
- 2017–2018 - Telekom Baskets Bonn
- 2018–2019 - MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg
- 2019–2020 - BC Astana
- 2020–2021 - Hapoel Jerusalem
- 2021–2022 - Atlanta Hawks
- 2022–present - Chicago Bulls
- 2016, 2017 Second-team All-Big Ten
- 2020 VTB United League All-Star
- 2020 VTB United League ScoringChampion