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Tyrone Hill

2024 Inductee


Tyrone Hill

Tyrone Hill grew up playing basketball in Cincinnati, first at Withrow High School and then at Xavier University. The 6’9” power forward helped Xavier average 23.5 wins per season and compiled a 93-34 record during his four seasons—including three MCC Tournament Championships, four NCAA Tournament berths, two MCC Regular Season Championships, and XU's first-ever berth in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.

His senior season, he led the team in scoring (17x) and rebounding (21x) including 24 of his 64 career double-doubles. He averaged 20.2 points per game and 12.6 rebounds that year while shooting 58.1% from the field. Hill was selected 11th overall in the 1990 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. 

Hill spent three seasons with Golden State before being traded to the Cavaliers in the summer of 1993. One of the highlights of his career came on November 25th, 1994 when he scored 25 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Cavs to a 96-94 victory over the Washington Bullets. He was named an NBA All-Star in 1995 and set Cleveland’s single season record, hitting a career-best 60.0 shooting percentage from the field, which happened to be the second highest in the NBA. 

Additional career highlights include stints at Philadelphia with Theo Ratliff and later Dikemebe Mutombo. Hill ultimately helped the 76ers to the 2001 NBA Finals. Hill completed his pro career with the Cavaliers.

A 1996 Xavier Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee, Hill is a member of their 2,000-point club and is XU's all-time leading rebounder. He was the school’s first ever player drafted in NBA Draft Lottery, and the first alum ever to earn NBA All-Star honors. In 1997, Hill became the second Musketeer to have his jersey retired.