Dixie State men’s basketball junior guard Trevor Hill was named to the 2017 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-West region second team, which was announced on Monday.
Hill (6-foot-4; Sandy, Utah/Alta HS), who was a first-team team all-Pacific West Conference selection this season and a 2015-16 PacWest second-team pick, started in all 28 games and finished the year as DSU’s leading scorer (14.4 ppg, 16th PWC) and rebounder (7.0 rpg, tied for seventh PWC). Hill scored in double figures in a team-high 21 of 28 games and led the Trailblazers in scoring 12 times. Hill poured in a season-high 26 points at NDNU and tallied 25 points at APU, and he finished the season scoring in double figures in 13 of his final 15 games overall.
Hill also led DSU in assists (135, 4.8 apg; second PWC) and steals (41) and was second in blocks (26). He also finished the regular season ranked 11th nationally in free throw attempts (226). He led DSU in rebounding 11 times and posted a team-high four double-doubles. In addition, Hill was named PacWest Player of the Week and Defender of the Week.
Dixie State finished the 2016-17 season with a 19-9 record, which included a 16-4 PacWest mark and a third-place showing in the conference standings. DSU also advanced to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball tournament for the seventh time in eight seasons overall.
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Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education.
Steve Johnson is the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Collegiate Licensing at Dixie State University. For more DSU Athletics news, please visit www.dixieathletics.com and follow Dixie State on Twitter at @DixieAthletics.