Dick Harmon: Late BYU star Gary Hill remembered for passion, friendship


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  • Danish American Payson, UT
    March 21, 2013 1:11 p.m.

    Back in those days, there were only two classifications for high school sports--A & B. Both Neil Roberts and Gary Hill made it hard on all the B schools--no one else could win. And right after them came South Sevier High School with Lynn Parsons. Three of the best players to ever come out of South and Central Utah.

  • Louisiana Cougar Pineville, LA
    March 21, 2013 12:17 p.m.

    I was a freshman at BYU in 1963 and remember the squad that scored 109 points a game and was undefeated our freshman year. Gary Hill was one of my favorites.

    He got undercut and injured and was never the same afterwards, but he was still a terrific player.

    I played golf with Gary at Valley View Golf Course and enjoyed reconnecting with him one day back in 1986. His kneww was bothering him and he could hardly hit a ball out of his shadow, but he was a nice guy who I enjoyed getting to know.

    Gary Hill deserved to be in the Utah Basketball Hall of Fame, and I wish his family all good things as they celebrate his life.

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    March 20, 2013 4:50 p.m.

    I never met Gary, but I knew his brother Robert. My parents used to attend BYU basketball games with Robert (who was a Utah alum) and his wife. I used to have a basketball program that Gary had had signed by all of the members of BYU's 1966 NIT Championship team.