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Malcolm Hill named to 2016-17 Preseason All-Big Ten Team

The senior averaged 18.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game last season.

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Malcolm Hill is poised for a huge senior season in Champaign, and Big Ten media members gave him some preseason recognition on Tuesday. The Fighting Illini wing was one of ten players named to the 2016-17 Preseason All-Conference Team.

Hill averaged 18.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.2 steals per game last year while shooting 43.6% from the field. Only three other players (Ben Simmons, Denzel Valentine, and Thomas Walkup) managed to achieve those numbers. If that production continues to hold steady this Winter, he'll pass Dee Brown as the program's No. 3 all-time scorer.

2016-17 Preseason All-Big Ten Team

Malcolm Hill, G, Illinois
James Blackmon Jr., G, Indiana
Thomas Bryant, C, Indiana
Peter Jok, G, Iowa
Melo Trimble, G, Maryland
Derrick Walton Jr., G, Michigan
Caleb Swanigan, F, Purdue
Ethan Happ, F, Wisconsin
Nigel Hayes, F, Wisconsin*
Bronson Koenig, F, Wisconsin

*Unanimous selection