Sami Hill Signs First Professional Contract In Germany

TORONTO, August 30, 2017 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Sami Hill has signed her first professional contract with TH Wohnbau Angels Donau-Ries in the German Damen Basketball Bundesliga (DBBL).

Hill, a 5’10” guard, starred for Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario, before joining the Virginia Tech Hokies for her NCAA career. This past season, she averaged a career-best 10.5 points along with 4.5 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. Hill helped Virginia Tech to an Elite Eight run in the National Invitational Tournament, which included a 19-point performance in the opening round against Ryder. She was also an outstanding student who was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team.

Hill has also represented Canada on a number of occasions. This summer she cracked the roster for the Senior National Team, and helped Canada to a gold medal at the FIBA AmeriCup in Argentina. Prior to that, Hill competed for Canada as a member of the 2012 U18 National Team, the 2013 U19 National Team, and the 2015 University National Team.

Hill is ready to build on her experience with the Canadian National Team this summer and is thrilled to get an opportunity at the professional level.

“I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to play for Donau-Ries this coming season,” said Hill. “I have heard great things about the club and I will bring my athleticism and passion for the game, and do anything I can to help the team be successful.”

Donau-Ries finished the 2016-2017 season with an 8-14 record, narrowly missing the DBBL playoffs. With a revamped line-up, they have high expectations for the coming year.

“When we were looking for a player who could possibly replace Kari Korver from UCLA due to her injury we almost could not believe that a player like Sami was still available at such a late stage of recruiting for the season,” said Donau-Reis General Manager, Kurt Wittman. “But she was, and it did not take us longer than 24 hours to come to an agreement with her and her agent, Matt Slan. We are looking forward to having a complete basketball player in our new Angels team, a player who is known for her athleticism and endurance, her defensive skills and her complete set of offensive weapons. We are sure that Sami will develop in our Angels team from one level to the next as so many Canadian players in Nördlingen have done before her.”

For more information and individual box scores for Sami throughout the season please visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/Sami-Hill.

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