Young Malcolm Hill has a pretty strong clutch gene

Paul Lintag on Aug 05, 2017 06:44 PM
Young Malcolm Hill has a pretty strong clutch gene
In two games, both of which are wins of course, the 21-year-old reinforcement has come through for Star, saving the Hotshots from defeat.

While he might not give Star Ricardo Ratliffe numbers, at least not yet, Malcolm Hill has proven to be pretty clutch for the Hotshots so far in the Governors' Cup.

In two games, both of which are wins of course, the 21-year-old reinforcement has come through for Star, saving the Hotshots from defeat.

In his debut PBA game, Hill buried 12 of his 28 points against the Alaska in the fourth quarter, including two mid-range Js that doomed the Aces.

And again on Friday against the Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beermen, it was Hill that struck the dagger in favor of Star, hitting a booming three in the final minute to give the Hotshots a five-point lead.

Despite once again proving his clutch gene, Hill says he didn't actually play well against the Beermen although there's no doubt about his confidence in terms of his shot-making abilities.

"Honestly, I played terrible. But you know, I just tried to put the rest of the game behind me," he said after *only* scoring 20 points Friday.

"When I had the opportunity to make the three-pointer, I was able to knock it down. I practice that everyday," Hill added.

The young import also highlighted his team's big win against San Miguel, albeit the Beermen missed the services of June Mar Fajardo to injury.

Despite only two games into his PBA career, Hill acknowledges that San Miguel is the team to beat and taking them down is a pretty big deal.

"They are looking for a Grand Slam, so they really aspire to play well this season," he said.

"Even when they had a man down, one of their better players, they're still tough. That's probably one of the tougher teams we faced in this conference," Hill added.

 

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