On Hill: Dynamic and explosive guard is the BIG EAST's top returning scorer at 20.7 points per game ... a candidate for all-conference and All-America honors after leading the Red Storm in scoring in each of the last two seasons ... an electrifying performer on both ends of the floor ... a versatile and adept scorer with the ability to change speeds, slash to the basket, stop and pull-up or hit from long-range ... one of the best on-ball defenders in the BIG EAST, he also has a knack for anticipating passes and stepping into the passing lanes ... St. John's co-captain is "the heart and soul of the team," as described by the Red Storm coaching staff ... owns a 17.5 ppg career scoring average and is only 71 points away from 1,000 for his career to start the season ... a career 75.6 percent free throw shooter ... started 52 of a possible 54 career games ... has played all 40 minutes in 19 career games.
Norm Roberts On Hill: "Daryll Hill is a tremendous player. He is tremendous on the ball and off the ball. He did so many things for us last year, and he will be one of the top performers in the BIG EAST again this season. We expect big things out of Daryll this year. We're going to go as Daryll takes us."
As a Sophomore in 2004-05: A third team All-BIG EAST selection, a first team All-Met honoree by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association and a District II first team selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) ... started 26 games, averaged an incredible 38.0 minutes per outing and played all 40 minutes 13 times ... paced the squad and finished third in the BIG EAST in scoring with a 20.7 ppg average ... led the team in scoring in 19 games, netted double-figures in 26-of-27 games, recorded 15 games of 20 points or more and notched two games of at least 30 points ... second on the team with 3.5 assists per game ... recorded a team-high 48 steals (1.8 per game) and notched 14 multi-steal games ... poured in a career-high 33 points, drilling a career-best 13 field goals including seven three-pointers, against Syracuse (Feb. 23) ... closed out the season with 31 points, connecting on 13-of-27 shots from the field, against Villanova (March 5) ... connected on 11-of-21 field goals for 30 points at Notre Dame (Jan. 15), which included five 3-pointers ... registered a game high 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting in the season-opener vs. Wagner (Nov. 20) ... scored a team-high 21 points and grabbed five rebounds against Niagara (Nov. 27) ...tallied 17 points and dished seven assists vs. Stony Brook (Nov. 30) ... registered 22 points and seven assists at Illinois St. (Dec. 4), playing all 40 minutes ... hit 10-of-11 free throws en route to an 18-point performance and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds in a win over Virginia Tech (Dec. 8) ... netted 15 points and had a season-high eight assists at Hofstra (Dec. 11) ... scored 20 points with three rebounds and three assists vs. Marist (Dec. 19) ... poured in 23 points with four rebounds and five assists against Canisius (Dec. 28) ... posted 19 points and grabbed five rebounds in a win over No. 17 NC State ... combined performances against the Golden Griffins and Wolfpack earned him MVP honors of the Holiday Festival ... dropped 23 points and tied his career-high with four steals against Syracuse (Jan. 5) ... amassed 29 points at West Virginia (Jan. 8) on 11-for-20 shooting ... scored 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting in a 65-62 win over No. 21 Pittsburgh ... registered 21 points vs. Boston College (Jan. 22) ... dropped 20 points at Georgetown (Jan. 25) ... tallied 14 points in a home win against Rutgers (Feb. 2) ... had a team-high 18 points at Pittsburgh (Feb. 8) ... netted 20 points in a victory over Georgetown (Feb. 20) ... scored 26 points at Providence (March 1).
As a Freshman in 2003-04: Started 26-of-27 games, including 25-straight ... led the team in scoring as a freshman with 14.8 ppg ... paced the squad with 95 assists (3.7 per game) and was second with 42 steals (1.6 per game) ... second on the team in free throw percentage at 74.7 percent (65-for-87) and led the team in 3-point percentage at 34.4 percent (31-for-90) ... scored six points and added three rebounds and three steals in his collegiate debut vs. Marquette (Nov. 13) ... netted 10 points off the bench vs. Fairfield (Nov. 24), chipping in three steals ... recorded a team-high 17 points at Duke (Dec. 6), going 7-for-15 from the field ... scored a team-high 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting in double overtime loss to Penn (Dec. 28) ... scored 13 points, including two free throws with 10 seconds remaining, and grabbed four rebounds and had three steals in a win over Holy Cross (Dec. 29) ... registered 12 points at Syracuse (Jan. 7) in the Red Storm's BIG EAST opener, adding a team-high five assists and five rebounds ... contributed 20 points and seven assists at Villanova (Jan. 18) ... posted double-figure points for the third straight game at Georgetown (Jan. 20), scoring 11 with four rebounds, three assists and three steals ... scored 15 points and had four assists at Rutgers ... notched 15 points against West Virginia (Jan. 28) ... registered 16 points added a career-high tying four steals against Boston College (Feb. 8) ... chipped in 21 points, three assists and three rebounds at West Virginia (Feb. 11) ... contributed 27 points on 10-for-20 shooting against Virginia Tech (Feb. 21) ... tallied 24 points and dished out a career-high nine assists with five rebounds vs. Providence (Feb. 29) ... scored 25 points against Notre Dame (March 6), making a career-high 11 free throws and adding seven assists.
At Milford Academy: Prepped for a year at Milford Academy in Connecticut, where he was coached by Bob Riggio ... keyed Milford to a 32-7 record, averaging 16 points and seven assists.
At Cardozo High School: A four-year starter at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Bayside, N.Y., where he was named the Most Valuable Player for the New York City Public School Athletic League (PSAL) ... led the PSAL in scoring as a senior ... four-year captain ... helped lead Cardozo to the PSAL Championship in 1997 when he was a sophomore ... led the Long Island Panthers AAU team to the Las Vegas Big Time Championship in 2000.
Personal: Daryll L. Hill ... born July 31, 1982, in Queens, N.Y. ... son of Janice and Dennis Hill ... has two brothers, Mike (30) and Clifton (28), and one sister, Dionne (33) ... a cousin of current Los Angeles Lakers standout Lamar Odom ... a standout in the famed New York City Rucker League the last four years ... majoring in sport management.
Hill Up Close...
Favorite Book: The Winner Within by Pat Riley
Since Coming to St. John's I've learned: How to become a great leader.
Greatest Athletic Accomplishment: Winning the Holiday Festival MVP by beating NC State.
If I can have dinner with any three people (in history or today): Mark Jackson, Jesus and David Stern.
The best thing about St. John's is: Everything, especially the campus, the teachers and the coaches.