2014-15 Women's Basketball Deposits
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#13 Rina Hill
Position: Guard
Height: 5'7"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Nagoya-Shi, Japan
High School: IMG Academy (Fla.)
Born: 06/03/1993
Rina Hill Bio
2013-14 Game-by-Game Log 2013-14 Game-by-Game Log
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/25/2014

CAREER
Hill made 26 of her 34 appearances off the bench as a freshman … Came to the LSU program from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. … A true point guard who is the first signee in LSU history from Japan and is the first Japanese native to play women’s basketball in the SEC … Tremendous vision, unselfishness and quickness.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14)
One of five players to see action in all 34 games … Started eight of LSU’s first 11 games on the season (Nov. 8-Dec. 20) before she made her final 23 appearances off the bench … Came away with 3.2 points, 1.1 assists and 1.0 rebounds per game … Logged 10-plus minutes in 24 of her 34 outings ... Dished out a career-best four assists in 21 minutes at No. 4 Louisville (Nov. 14) ... Earned her first career start against Hampton (Nov. 20) and finished with seven points along with a career-high tying four assists over a season’s best 32 minutes ... Added seven points on 3-of-3 shooting at Louisiana Tech (Nov. 23) ... Tacked on six points, four assists, two rebounds and two steals against Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 17) ... Erupted for a career-best 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting and her first career three-pointer at North Carolina State (Dec. 20) ... Secured four points at Tulane (Jan. 5) ... Collected five points and three assists at Missouri (Jan. 16) ... Picked up six points on a flawless 3-for-3 from the floor versus Auburn (Jan. 23) ... Came away with four points against No. 5 South Carolina (Feb. 16) ... Notched seven points and handed out three assists versus No. 10 Tennessee (Feb. 27) ... Tallied four points and four rebounds at Alabama (March 2) ... Added three points and an assist during LSU’s NCAA Tournament victory over Georgia Tech (March 23) ... Notched all eight of her points and both of her assists during the second half of LSU’s NCAA Tournament comeback win versus No. 7 West Virginia (March 25).

HIGH SCHOOL
A true point guard who is the first signee in LSU history from Japan and is the first Japanese native to play women’s basketball in the SEC … Tremendous vision, unselfishness and quickness … Officially signed with the Lady Tigers on April 17, 2013 … Outstanding court vision … Member of the Japan’s U18 National Team, which finished second at the Asian World Championships … Attended prep school at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and led them to a 42-8 record and 7-2 mark over junior colleges … Averaged 12.8 points per game while pulling down 51 boards to go along with 51 steals as a senior … Coached by Shell Dailey.

PERSONAL
Full name is Rina Phayer Hill … Born on June 3, 1993, in Nagoya-Shi, Japan … Daughter of Harry and Yumiko Hill … Has two brothers – Ken and Sean – and two sisters – Ellie and Mari … Majoring in business administration.

HILL’S CAREER HIGHS
Points: 15; at North Carolina State; Dec. 20, 2013
Rebounds: 4; at Alabama; March 2, 2014
Field Goals: 7; at North Carolina State; Dec. 20, 2013
FG Attempts: 8; at North Carolina State; Dec. 20, 2013
3-Pt Field Goals: 1; at North Carolina State; Dec. 20, 2013
3-Pt FG Attempts: 1; six times; last: at No. 4 Louisville; March 30, 2014 (NCAA Tournament Sweet 16)
Free Throws: 5; Hampton; Nov. 20, 2013
FT Attempts: 7; Hampton; Nov. 20, 2013
Assists: 4; three times; last: Florida Gulf Coast; Dec. 17, 2013
Steals: 3; No. 10 Tennessee; Feb. 27, 2014
Blocks: 1; Missouri; Feb. 6, 2-14
Minutes: 32; Hampton; Nov. 20, 2013

HILL’S TOP SCORING GAMES
Rank Points Opponent (Date)
1, 15, at North Carolina State (Dec. 20, 2013)
2, 8, No. 7 West Virginia (Mar. 25, 2014)
3, 7, No. 10 Tennessee (Feb. 27, 2014)
3, 7, at Louisiana Tech (Nov. 23, 2013)
3, 7, Hampton (Nov. 20, 2013)
6, 6, Auburn (Jan. 23, 2014)
6, 6, Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 17, 2013)
6, 6, Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 8, 2013)
9, 5, at Missouri (Jan. 16, 2014)
9, 5, Saint Joseph’s (Nov. 10, 2013)

 

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