HONORS & AWARDS
2015-16 Most Valuable Player · LSU Team Award
2015-16 Defensive Player of the Year · LSU Team Award
2015-16 L Club Team Captain Award · LSU Team Award
2014-15 Defensive Player of the Year · LSU Team Award
2014-15 Strength & Conditioning Award · LSU Team Award
2014-15 SEC Academic Winter Honor Roll
Consistent player for the Lady Tigers who has started 62 of her 96 games played … Averages 5.2 points, 1.5 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game heading into her senior season … Has scored in double figures in 19 career games … Was the only Lady Tiger to start all 31 games in 2015-16 ... Was the second-leading scorer in SEC games with 9.4 points per contest ... Started 23 games as a sophomore, including 16-straight starts in the latter part of the season … 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.
JUNIOR SEASON (2015-16)
Was the only Lady Tiger to start all 31 games … Averaged 34.8 minutes per game, and 36.6 minutes in just the 16 conference games … Played 40 minutes in seven of the last 15 games; and 35 or more in 18 contests … Scored 10 or more points in nine of the final 12 games of the season … Scored in double digits in 15 games and led LSU in scoring in six meetings … Led the squad in shots taken with 303, and attempted 10-plus shots in six games, including 13 attempts in each of the two games of the SEC Tourney ... Recorded a steal in 11 of the last 16 games of the season ... Dished out 21 assists in the last seven games of the season ... Closed the season on a four-game double-digit scoring streak ... Earned a new career-high in floor minutes with 41 against ULM (Nov. 15), scoring 12 points on a 5-for-10 effort from the floor with two assists and a steal ... Had her second game of the season for double-digit scoring with 10 points versus Marist ... Hit 5-of-8 shots from the field in that win ... Tied a season high with 12 points against Texas Southern (Dec. 1) ... Was a perfect 8-of-8 from the free-throw line in the win over TSU ... Led the Lady Tigers in scoring against #1 UConn (Dec. 21) with 10 points ... Was 5-of-9 from the field, and the five field goals tied a season high ... Led the team with 14 points in the road win over Georgia (Jan. 24) ... Was 6-of-17 from the field, setting a new career mark in FG attempts ... Played a full 40 minutes for the third time in four games ... Was second on the team with 11 points against Auburn (Feb. 1) ... Hit 7-of-10 free throws in the loss ... Tied for second on the team with 10 points against #11 Mississippi State (Feb. 4) ... Set a new career high and led squad in scoring with 17 points against #18 Kentucky (Feb. 7) on the road ... Hit the only trey for LSU in the game ... Also tied career mark with seven field goals made in the loss ... Saw 40 minutes of action at #12 Texas A&M (Feb. 18) and led the squad with 14 points off a 6-of-13 effort from the field ... Was a perfect 2-of-2 on free throws and also tied her career mark with four assists ... Did not commit a turnover in 40 minutes against the Aggies ... Set a new career mark with six assists in the win over #24 Tennessee (Feb .21) ... Also scored eight points in the victory ... Second on the team in scoring with 11 points against Florida (Feb. 25) ... Led LSU with 16 points at #3 South Carolina (Feb. 28) in 40 minutes of action ... Set a new career mark with two three-pointers in the game ... Was 2-of-2 from both the free-throw line and behind the arc ... Blocked her first shot of the season in the loss ... Scored 10 points and tied for the team-lead in assists with five in the first-round SEC Tournament win over Alabama (Mar. 2) ... Scored 13 points, six of which were off two treys, in the second-round loss to #13 Kentucky (Mar. 3) ... Hit the team’s only three-pointers in the game.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-15)
Hill held the starting point guard duties during LSU’s first six games (Nov. 14-25), 16 of LSU’s last 20 games (Dec. 29-March 21) and in 23 of 31 games on the season ... Compiled 4.1 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game ... Picked up eight points, four rebounds and two steals versus Arkansas-Little Rock (Nov. 14) ... Tallied four points, a career-best five rebounds and a career-high tying four assists against Santa Clara (Nov. 25) ... Secured eight points and three rebounds against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 3) ... Garnered 11 points coupled with three assists versus UNC Greensboro (Dec. 28) ... The 11-point effort was highlighted by a 9-for-9 effort at the free throw line ... Distributed a career-best tying four assists against Vanderbilt (Jan. 8) ... Came away with six points aided by a 4-for-5 effort at the free throw line versus No. 10 Kentucky (Jan. 18) ... Upped her scoring to 5.5 points per game on 23-of-51 shooting over the last 10 games of the regular season (Jan. 22-March 1) ... Racked up a season’s best 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting at No. 5 Tennessee (Jan. 22) ... Chipped in 10 points, three assists and three rebounds against Missouri (Feb. 2) ... Tacked on nine points and two steals at No. 1 South Carolina (Feb. 12) ... Collected six points and a career-high tying four assists versus No. 12 Texas A&M (March 1) during the regular season finale ... Made 23 of her 31 starts as sophomore after she came off the bench in 26 of LSU’s 34 games as a freshman.
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).
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.
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
17; at #18 Kentucky; 2/7/16
5; 5 times, last: at #18 Kentucky; 2/7/16
FIELD GOALS MADE
7; 3 times, last: at #18 Kentucky; 2/7/16
FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED
17; at Georgia; 1/24/16
3-POINT FIELD GOALS MADE
2; twice, last: vs #13 Kentucky; 3/3/16
3-POINT FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED
3; 5 times, last: vs #13 Kentucky; 3/3/16
FREE THROWS MADE
9; vs. UNC Greensboro; 12/28/14
FREE THROWS ATTEMPTED
10; Auburn; 2/1/16
6; #24 Tennessee; 2/21/16
4; Auburn; 2/1/16
1; 3 times, last: vs Alabama; 3/2/16
41; UL-Monroe; 11/151/5
HILL’S TOP SCORING GAMES
Rank; Points; Opponent; Date
1; 17; at #18 Kentucky; 2/7/16
2; 16; at #3 South Carolina; 2/28/16
3; 15; at Alabama; 1/3/16
3; 15; at North Carolina State; 12/20/13
5; 14; at Georgia; 1/24/16
5; 14; at #12 Texas A&M 2/18/16
7; 13; vs #13 Kentucky; 3/3/16
8; 12; Texas Southern; 12/1/15
8; 12; at #5 Tennessee; 1/22/15
8; 12; UL Monroe; 11/15/15