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Matt Hill

  • Player
  • Number: 50
  • Position: F
  • Height: 6' 7“
  • Weight: 225 lbs.
  • Hometown: Middletown, CT
  • High School: Cheshire Academy
  • Prep School: Tilton School (NH)
  • Transfer From: none
  • Birthdate: April 13, 1988

At UMass

2011-12 Redshirt Senior year

Roster photo 2011-12

  • Injuries and increased team depth limited Hill to just 38 minutes in 7 games played.
  • Scored 6 points on season, all in game against Towson (11/30).
  • Appeared in second Senior Night game, this one against Rhode Island (3/3).
  • Did not dress for several games in December and January. Started to dress again for the La Salle game (1/8), but did not see playing time until the Duquesne game (1/18).
  • Appeared in two games through December, sitting out several with a knee sprain.1)

Game-by-game stats

2010-11 Redshirt Junior year

Roster photo 2010-11

  • Played an increased role in fourth season, averaged 9.5 minutes in 26 games with 0.8 points and 1.4 rebounds.
  • On Senior Night, started for the first time in his career, hit a 3-pointer vs. Temple (3/2) in three minutes.
  • Second-best scoring game of the season with four points in win over Saint Joseph's (2/23).
  • Missed game at Rhode Island (2/19) as his girlfriend Courtney gave birth to the couple's son Camden on Feb. 18.
  • Made fourth-career 3-pointer against George Washington (2/13), playing 13 minutes.
  • Tremendous defense vs. St. Bonaventure's (1/26) Andrew Nicholson in win on road for final 16 minutes of game.
  • Blocked career-high four shots in just 11 minutes vs. Boston University (12/31).
  • Led UMass in rebounds with a career-high six boards in 19 minutes in win at Quinnipiac (12/1).
  • Four rebounds and an monster blocked shot vs. AIC (11/24) in 12 minutes.
  • Career-high six points in career-best 20 minutes with great effort in win over Sacred Heart (11/17).
  • Called an MVP of the game by Coach Kellogg after playing career-best 14 minutes and giving great hustle in comeback win over Rider (11/12). Grabbed three rebounds in second half rally from 22 down to win by 11.

2009-10 Redshirt Sophomore year

  • Played in 24 games, averaging 0.5 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in 6.9 minutes of action.
  • Grabbed four rebounds at Dayton (2/27) in 10 minutes.
  • Canned first 3-pointer of season and grabbed career-high five rebounds vs. Sa int Joseph's (2/14).
  • Meaningful playing time in 11 minutes at Saint Joseph's (1/27). Made all four free throws for career-high four points.
  • Saw action vs. La Salle (1/10), grabbed career-high tying four rebounds, all in the first half in eight minutes.
  • Saw action for a career-high 12 minutes at Holy Cross (12/5), but didn't score, did grab two rebounds.
  • Best game of career came vs. Quinnipiac (12/2) with career-high four points along with two rebounds in nine minutes.
  • Returned to action in opener at UCF (11/13), played one minute after missing most of 2008-09 season with an Achilles tear that forced him into a redshirt season.
  • Played nine minutes and grabbed four rebounds vs. Arkansas-Fort Smith (11/21) in Legends Classic.

2008-09 Sophomore year

Roster photo 2008-09

Pre-season report from Head Coach Derek Kellogg: “Matt Hill's been great,and he's given us everything he can every day. He's a 6'7”, long athletic kid who can play a little bit inside and some outside. He's shooting the ball much better. His attitude's been fantastic, he's a kid that you love to have around your program, and I'm excited to see what he can bring to the table in the real game setting.”

  • Suffered season-ending torn Achilles in loss at #13 Memphis (11/17) after playing 10 minutes.
  • Played in first three games off the bench seeing more action in each game than all of last season total.
  • Played career-high nine minutes at Southern Illinois (11/12).
  • Nailed a 3-pointer in eight minutes of action in season opener vs. Arkansas-Monticello (11/11).

2007-08 Freshman year

Pre-season report from Head Coach Travis Ford: “Matt is still coming off a very serious injury last year and is just trying to get better everyday. He is coming in very rusty and has just got to continue to work on all aspects of his game, but I really like his work ethic and if he continues to do that he will be fine. He is a young man who really impressed me this past summer. He is a four-man who can step out and shoot it and who can also step out and take bigger players on one on one. He is very active on the court whether it be rebounding, blocking shots, or posting up.”

  • Played in five games for total of eight minutes
  • Scored first UMass points on a 3-pointer against CCSU (12/22)
  • Hit a basket against La Salle (3/5)
  • Also played against Northern Illinois (11/10), Marist (12/8) and at Syracuse (3/25) in the NIT Quarterfinals


Current stats available from UMass or StatSheet

Total 3-Pointers Rebounds

Expanded stats from StatSheet

Career Highs

Points6 - twice, last vs Towson (11/30/2011)
Field Goals2 - twice, last vs Towson (11/30/2011)
Field Goals Att.4 - three times, last vs Towson (11/30/2011)
3-Point FG1 - 6 times, last vs Towson (11/30/2011)
3-Point FG Att.3 - twice, last vs Towson (11/30/2011)
Free Throws4 - at Saint Joseph's (1/27/2010)
Free Throw Att.4 - at Saint Joseph's (1/27/2010)
Rebounds6 - at Quinnipiac (12/1/2010)
Assists2 - vs Saint Joseph's (2/23/2011)
Blocks4 - vs Boston University (12/31/2010)
Steals4 - vs Holy Cross (11/27/2010)
Minutes20 - vs Sacred Heart (11/17/2010)


Courtesy: UMass Athletics

  • Full name: Matthew Rashaan Hill
  • Nickname: MH
  • Favorite Musical Artist: Jay-Z
  • Favorite Sports Movie: Love and Basketball
  • Favorite TV Show: Martin
  • Best Sporting Event Ever Attended: Our second game against Syracuse
  • Favorite Athletes: Carmelo Anthony
  • Pro Sports Team I Would Like to Play For: Lakers
  • Childhood Idol: My father
  • Team I'd Like to See Added to the Schedule: UConn
  • Best Player I Ever Faced: My mother
  • Best Player I Ever Played With: Matt Glass
  • Toughest Place I Ever Played: Vanderbilt
  • Magazine Cover I'd Like to Be On: GQ
  • Most Famous Person Ever Met: Michael Jordan
  • Person I'd Like to Have Dinner With: My Grandfather
  • My Most Prized Possession: My phone
  • Place I'd Like to Visit: Puerto Rico
  • Best Part About Living in Amherst: My teammates
  • My First Memory of Basketball: My first dunk
  • I Wear My Jersey Number Because: That's the amount of buckets I get
  • Who Had the Greatest Impact on My Life: Mother
  • Pre-Game Rituals: Pray
  • Best Advice From a Coach: Just Play
  • My Best Non-Athletic Talent: Drawing
  • Most People Don't Know This But: I'm a gift from God
  • If I Had $1 Billion Dollars I Would: Try to spend it, as fast as possible


Prep School / High School

  • Played a prep year of basketball at Tilton School in Tilton, New Hampshire for coach Marcus O'Neil
  • Played high school ball at Cheshire Academy and AAU play with the Connecticut Basketball Club for coach J.R. Hargraves
  • Played in the New England Elite 75 Showcase
  • Named Team MVP as a senior and team's Most Improved Player as a junior
  • Averaged 18.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game as a senior
  • Also completed on the track and field team


  • Matthew Rashaan Hill
  • Born on April 13, 1988 in Middletown, CT
  • Son of Kimberly Peterson and Matthew Hill
  • Brother of Kalen
  • Son Camden born Feb. 18, 2011
  • Major: Sociology
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