Russell Hillman
Center 10
180 lbs.
Roster Years

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year 1948-1949

Junior Year 1949-1950

  • Appeared in 24 games and averaged 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds

Summary from the 1949-50 Media Guide

One of the greatest all-around athletes ever to enroll at BYU, Russ adds a lot of punch to the Cougar offense with his drive-in shots. Good on fast breaks, Hillman will shift from the guard slot to center whenever the situation arises. A real slugger on the baseball team, Hillman helped to win the conference diamond title for the Cougars last spring.

Senior Year 1950-1951

  • Appeared in 34 games and averaged 6.1 points and 2.0 rebounds

Summary from the 1950-51 Media Guide

An all-around athlete. Russ is noted for his drive-in shots. He played reserve last season and had a little trouble with fouling because he was too eager. But he is good on the fast breaks and tends to speed up a team. Also a baseball player, he is a slugger and starred two years on the diamond.

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year