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George Hill Misses Cavaliers Practice to Receive Diploma from IUPUI

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMay 12, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 5: George Hill #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against the Toronto Raptors during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semi Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Toronto Raptors on May 5, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Cleveland Cavaliers point guard George Hill had a good reason for missing Saturday's practice. 

According to the Associated Press' Tom Withers, Hill was back at IUPUI—where he played from 2004 to 2008—to formally receive his degree from the university's school of liberal arts and speak to the graduating class of 2018: 

IUPUI @IUPUI

.@George_Hill3’s advice for the Class of 2018: “Trust your gut. Build your dream team. Don’t be afraid to take risks. Create a vision for you life. Be a leader in your own life. Give of yourself selflessly to make a positive change in another human being.” #iupuigrad18 https://t.co/x5L1NsC1Gz

Hill commemorated the occasion by tweeting a photo of his IUPUI ink: 

INDIANA GEORGE HILL @George_Hill3

#IUPUIgrad18 @IUPUI @IUPUIJaguars @IUPUIMensBball Final Walk Off https://t.co/pDLoheyf65

Hill and the Cavaliers will be in Boston on Sunday for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics at TD Garden. The action is scheduled to get underway at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.     

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