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George Hill named Western Conference Player of the Week

For reals.

NBA: Utah Jazz at New York Knicks Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA has announced that Utah Jazz starting point guard George Hill has been named Player of the Week. For reals.

From the press release:

Hill helped the Jazz to a 3-1 week behind averages of 20.8 points, 5.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds. He connected on 31-of-53 (58.5 percent) shots from the field, including 11-of-20 (55.0 percent) from three-point range. On Nov. 2, he scored a season-high 25 points to go with six rebounds and four assists in a 97-81 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Hill capped his week by recording 23 points and a season-high nine assists in a 114-109 win over the New York Knicks on Nov. 6. Utah improved to 4-0 when Hill scores at least 20 points.


Nov. 1 @ San Antonio: Finished with 22 points (on 9-of-13 shooting) and seven assists in a 106-91 victory over the Spurs.

Nov. 2 vs. Dallas: Posted 25 points, six rebounds and four assists in a 97-81 victory over the Mavericks.

Nov. 6 @ New York: Recorded 23 points, nine assists and two steals in a 114-109 win over the Knicks., 2016

WOO! This is the first Utah Jazz Player of the Week since Al Jefferson (thanks )! This is awesome news. It makes it all the sweeter because people (in Indiana) weren’t so hot on Hill after they got Jeff Teague. Basketball John has you covered with the immediate reaction.