Meet the Newbies: Corey Hilliard


November 09, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; San Francisco Dons head coach Rex Walters speaks to his players during a timeout against the Stanford Cardinal during the first half at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

University of San Francisco guard Corey Hilliard has been a college basketball nomad the last few seasons, but it appears he has found a home at the University of San Francisco. Cody Doolin, Tim Derksen and Avry Holmes already make up a solid backcourt nucleus, but Hilliard will look to be a contributor this season. Here is a look at incoming junior USF guard Corey Hilliard.

At Raytown South High School

Hilliard was an extremely successful high school player at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. He was a three year starter, as well as being a two-time all-state selection. In his senior year, Hilliard averaged 17.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists. As a junior, Hilliard was district MVP.

At Nebraska

As a Cornhusker, Hilliard did not accumulate a ton of playing time, and on top of that he fought through a groin injury for most of the season. Hilliard was dismissed for the team on June 16 after he was arrested on the suspicion of robbery on June 7. Hilliard ended up at Midland College the following season.

Midland College

Hilliard averaged 8.0 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.4 assists to help the Chapperals to a 19-8 record. Hilliard signed his letter of intent with the University of San Francisco on April 24th.

Impact at USF

As alluded to before, the Dons have a nice nucleus of guards, but that doesn’t mean that another guard cannot contribute, especially with the departure of De’end Parker. Hilliard is quick and assertive on the offensive end of the ball and can play both the point and shooting guard positions, which increase his stock for playing time exponentially. Expect to see some production from this 6-1 guard this season.