Naz Hillmon first Michigan player to reach 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds


Naz Hillmon made history Sunday against No. 21 Iowa, pulling down her 1,000th rebound in the first half to become the first player in Michigan basketball history — men’s or women’s — to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career.

The senior forward is averaging 21.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per game this season, just below her averages of 23.9 points and 11.4 rebounds during the 2020-21 season. Thanks to her play this season, Michigan reached its highest-ever ranking in the AP poll (No. 6) and recorded its first two wins over top-five ranked teams (Baylor on Dec. 19 and Indiana on Jan. 31).

Hillmon will look to lead the Wolverines (22-4) to their first Ben Ten tournament title and on a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. Th 21-year-old is then expected to enter the WNBA Draft, where she is a top prospect.