I never met Gary, but I knew his brother Robert. My parents used to attend BYU
basketball games with Robert (who was a Utah alum) and his wife. I used to have
a basketball program that Gary had had signed by all of the members of
BYU's 1966 NIT Championship team.
I was a freshman at BYU in 1963 and remember the squad that scored 109 points a
game and was undefeated our freshman year. Gary Hill was one of my
favorites.He got undercut and injured and was never the same
afterwards, but he was still a terrific player.I played golf with
Gary at Valley View Golf Course and enjoyed reconnecting with him one day back
in 1986. His kneww was bothering him and he could hardly hit a ball out of his
shadow, but he was a nice guy who I enjoyed getting to know.Gary
Hill deserved to be in the Utah Basketball Hall of Fame, and I wish his family
all good things as they celebrate his life.
Back in those days, there were only two classifications for high school
sports--A & B. Both Neil Roberts and Gary Hill made it hard on all the B
schools--no one else could win. And right after them came South Sevier High
School with Lynn Parsons. Three of the best players to ever come out of South
and Central Utah.