Assistant coach Dalonte Hill to return to Terps bench

Hill had been arrested on suspicion of DUI

January 27, 2012|By Jeff Barker | The Baltimore Sun

Maryland men's basketball assistant coach Dalonte Hill will be back on the bench Saturday after a forced, two-game absence following his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Hill has been involved in scouting this week as the Terps prepare for Virginia Tech, coach Mark Turgeon said today.

Hill was not permitted to be with the Terps for their games against Temple last Saturday and Duke on Wednesday night.

According to the police report, Hill was stopped at the intersection of southbound Route 295 and Route 32 around 1:55 a.,m. In the report, officers said that Hill was spotted "driving erratically" and "failing to drive in a single lane" while making "abrupt and unsafe" stops and starts. After he was pulled over, officers noted that Hill's "appearance and behavior" seemed to be consistent with a person driving under the influence.

In 2008, Hill -- then with Kansas State -- apologized and sat out one game after being arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Hill, 33, is in his first season at Maryland. He was known at Kansas State for recruiting and for being one of the highest-paid assistant coaches in the nation.

Hill, a former Charlotte guard, is involved in recruiting, scouting opponents and working with Terps guards on basketball technique.

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