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Villanova’s Darrun Hilliard Shines In G League

Villanova’s Darrun Hilliard Shines In G League

Former Villanova star and USA AmeriCup champ Darrun Hilliard is shining in the NBA G League.   The 6-6 shooting guard is the NBAGL’s fifth leading scorer this season, averaging 24.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists for the Austin Spurs.   Hilliard recently had a monster game when he poured in 33 points with 5 threes in a 110-106 comeback win over the Iowa Wolves on Dec. 5.   He signed a two-way contract with the San Antonio Spurs in September, allowing him to bounce between the G League and NBA clubs this season.   Hilliard played with the Pistons last season, averaging 3.6 points in 39 games.   He also spent part of last year in the G League, averaging 24.4 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Grand Rapids Drive.   Hilliard is coming off leading USA to the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup gold medal this summer, when the team rallied for a huge comeback win to beat Argentina 81-76 in the final after trailing by 19 points in the third quarter.   “This is something that you will never forget,” Hilliard told usab.com of USA’s gutty come-from-behind title win. “It’s really something that you tell your grandkids. That sense of pride knowing you are never counted out, no matter what the circumstances you are up against. There’s nothing you can’t do and nothing you can’t get by.”   A college star at Villanova, Hilliard led the team in scoring as a senior in 2014-15, averaging 14.3 points and guiding the Wildcats to a 33-3 record and No. 1 east seed in the NCAA Tournament.   He was named to the All-Big East First Team that year.   The 38th overall pick in the 2015 Draft, Hilliard has averaged 3.5 points and 1 rebound in two NBA seasons with the Pistons prior to this year.   ESPN’s No. 40 ranked shooting guard in the 2011 high school class, Hilliard averaged 19.7 points as a senior at Liberty HS (Bethlehem, PA) and graduated as the school’s second all-time leading career scorer.     For more basketball news go to http://www.blacktoptv.com


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