UW Health Sports Medicine 

Countdown to Tip-off: Get to know Jordan Hill


Oct. 23, 2013

17 Days... Aaron Moesch

MADISON, Wis. -- On paper, freshman Jordan Hill may not seem like the typical Wisconsin recruit. The first Badger men's basketball player from California in 25 years (Sean Fleming, Oakland, Calif., 1987), Hill also took the prep school route to Madison, spending one year post high school at prestigious Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.

Hill (6-3, 170) may not seem typical until you watch him play defense - then you see why he fits right in.

"We have won a lot of games over the years with student-athletes who were hungry and had a special drive to be the best they could on and off the court," Bo Ryan said of Hill. "Jordan reminds our staff of those with the same qualities. His length, quickness and demeanor can help him become an exceptional defender in time."


Get to know Jordan Hill...

Where is the best place to sit for lectures? In the front
Most underrated place to study on campus: My room
Describe your first day as a student at Wisconsin: I got lost, a lot

Favorite pro sports team: Chicago Bulls
Favorite athlete: Derrick Rose
The athlete I would most like to compete against: Kobe Bryant
Sport I would most likely be playing if I wasn’t playing hoops: Volleyball or soccer
Favorite athletic memory: Winning a championship with Phillips Exeter last year
What skill do you most need to improve? Shooting
Windmill dunk or game-winning jumper? Game-winning jumper

Who do you wish had a Twitter account? Coach Ryan
Favorite TV show: Scandal
Favorite movie: Training Day
Favorite celebrity: Will Smith
Favorite singer or musical group: All of TDE (Top Dawg Entertainment)
Last concert I attended was: Dom Kennedy

Favorite home cooked meal: Macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, greens and biscuits

Most interesting place I’ve visited: Toronto
Place I’d live to visit: Italy

Person or people I most admire: Malcolm X and my mom
In 10 years, I would like to be: Talking to another reporter in the Chicago Bulls locker room
If I had a million dollars, I would: Give it to kids
Coolest thing I did this past summer: Go to Canada
If I could trade places with anyone, it would be: Drake
Twitter or Instagram? Twitter
Early Bird or Night Owl? Both

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