Hill records 1,000 points during basketball career

| December 29, 2017

COSHOCTON – When Austin Hill started playing basketball at Conesville Elementary in sixth grade, he never imagined that he would record 1,000 points during his basketball career. On Dec. 19, 2017, he did just that in a game against the Orrville Cagers.

“It was a weird feeling for sure,” said Hill. “The game stopped, the coach came out and gave me the game ball. It was just weird because I’ve never been in a game where the game stopped for me, and seeing everyone on their feet cheering for me.”

Hill knew at the beginning of the game that he was only seven points away from hitting 1,000 points.

“It was a great accomplishment for sure,” said Hill. “Going into my entire basketball career, I’ve never set as a goal of hitting 1,000 points. Even going into the game, it was never about hitting 1,000 points. I just wanted to get a win because we were up against a good team.”

Hill is a senior and has been playing basketball at Coshocton Christian School since seventh grade. He used to play point guard, but this year, he plays post. He is the first basketball player in Coshocton Christian School history to record 1,000 points during his career.

“I want to thank my teammates,” he said. “Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Basketball is a team sport and teammates make yourself better. I also want to thank my coaches, Coach Dunfee and Coach Hamilton. They’ve helped me get to where I am at today. Also, just my family and friends for supporting me all along and coming to support me at that game.”

Coach Dunfee was also excited to see Hill record his 1,000th point.

“Austin has been with me for four years since his freshman year, so watching him grow as an individual and in his basketball career has been fun,” said Dunfee. “It was exciting for him and as a coach, it was exciting to see him achieve this. It’s something that’s seldom done.”

Coach Hamilton also wanted to congratulate Hill on his 1,000-point record.

“I want to say congratulations,” said Hamilton. “It was a privilege to be there for that milestone and moment in his life.”

Hill is looking into Malone University and hopes to continue his basketball career there. He also has some advice for younger players of the game.

“My advice would be to stick with it,” he said. “There are going to be games that are bad games. That’s just the sport of basketball. Even seasons, there are going to be off seasons. Always work at it, always get better. Eventually, all that hard work will pay off.”

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    I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.