Boys' Basketball

Boys' Basketball

Our goal for the boys' basketball program continues to be to "improve every day and in every way."

We hope to enroll student-athletes whose attitude, efforts, and talent can add continuity and depth to our program. We expect our players to contribute to and benefit from the overall Hill experience. We will work hard to help our college-level players matriculate to programs that suit them academically, athletically, and socially. The Hill School is a nurturing yet demanding environment, and students who graduate from Hill and who participate in our basketball program will be well prepared for college and life.

Over the past 18 years, more than 60 Hill players have entered college basketball programs, half into Division I. Several alumni currently are playing professionally overseas. Some of our most recent graduates have played or are playing at Bentley, Bryant, Bucknell, Cornell, Dartmouth, Davidson, Hamilton, Hartford, Harvard, Lafayette, Loyola, UMBC, Navy, Princeton, Providence, Randolph Macon, Richmond, Rochester, Stonehill, Trinity (Texas), Tufts, Ursinus, VMI, Wesleyan, and William and Mary, among others. Many have been or are team captains, highlighting the leadership skills they learned at Hill.

The Hill is a member of the ultra-competitive Mid-Atlantic Prep League, competing against New Jersey schools Blair, Hun, Lawrenceville, and Peddie, as well as Mercersburg from Pennsylvania. Hill has won three MAPL championships, claiming the league crown in 2008, 2011, and 2014. Each year, Hill also participates in several events and tournaments, including the PA Independent State Tournament, where Hill was both the 2007 and 2008 runner-up, and the Independent School State champs in 2014 and 2018. Hill’s own Mercer Invitational Tournament, held annually in December since 1970, traditionally boasts an outstanding eight-team field that annually attracts more than 50 college coaches from all over the country. Hill won consecutive tournaments in 2016, 2017, and 2018, adding to tournament victories in 2006 and 2007.  

Please consider visiting campus to see for yourself all that Hill has to offer. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss Hill basketball in more detail, please email Coach Eilberg.

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Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Seth Eilberg | seilberg@thehill.org
Seth Eilberg arrived at Hill in 2001 and immediately set out to rebuild a basketball program that had won just three games in each of the previous two years. After a nine-win season his first year, Hill has posted winning campaigns in all but two seasons since 2002-03. More than 50 of Eilberg’s players have gone on to successful college basketball careers at among others: Bentley, Bryant, Bucknell, Cornell, Davidson, Dominican, Hamilton, Hartford, Harvard, Lafayette, Loyola, UMBC, Navy, Princeton, Providence, Richmond, Rochester, Stonehill, Trinity University (Texas), Tufts, UC Irvine, Ursinus, VMI, Wesleyan and William and Mary among others. Several players also have gone on to play professionally in Europe. Prior to Hill, Coach Eilberg served as the assistant men's basketball coach for three years at Tufts University, where he also earned a Masters’ Degree in Education. In his time at Tufts, where he headed the recruiting, the Jumbos boasted three consecutive NESCAC "Rookie of the Year" winners and won an ECAC title. A four-year varsity player at Haverford College, Coach Eilberg cut his teeth as a head coach at the Millbrook School in New York, where he was the head coach for two seasons. In his second season, he led Millbrook to the New England Championship game. Eilberg lives on campus in Pine House with his wife, Donna, and their four children.

Associate Coach
Phil Canosa 

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Basketball Beyond The Hill

The following alumni currently are playing basketball at the collegiate level

Xavier Mayo '19 - New Jersey Institute of Technology

Nick Alikakos '18 - West Chester University

Chase Audige '18 - The College of William and Mary

Seth Maxwell '18 - Indiana Wesleyan University

DaQuan Morris '18 - Randolph Macon College

Donnell Hill '17- Dominican College

Colton Lawrence '17 - Bentley University

Ethan Norton '17 - Loyola University

Solomon Ruddell '17 - University of California, Irvine 

Bryce Allen '16 - Dickinson College

Zach Patterson '16 - University of Tampa

Seth Stankiewicz '16 - Bentley University

James Fives '15 - Loyola University

Andrew Lundstrom '15- Rochester University

Calvin Martin '15 - Sacramento State University

Sam Norton '15 - Loyola University

John Carroll '14 - University of Hartford

The following alumni currently are playing professionally

Hans Brase '12 - Mitteldeutscher BC (Germany)

Evan Harris '05 - Flyyingen BBK (Norway)

The following alumni currently are coaching or working at the collegiate level: 

Joshua Heyliger '12 - Graduate assistant at Dartmouth College

Kevin Hacke '09 - Assistant coach at Walsh University 

Zach Spiker '96 - Head coach at Drexel

Paul Schlickmann '84 - Director of Athletics at Fairfield 

Team Highlights

Team Highlights:

PAISAA State Champions
 
2014, 2018

MAPL Champions
2008, 2011, 2014

Mercer Invitational Tournament Champions
1977, 2006, 2007, 2016, 2017, 2018

Skills on The Hill Camp

Dates: Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20, 2019

Open to boys entering grades 1-9 and girls entering grades 1-5 in the 2019-2020 school year.

Cost: $245 per-camper
Aftercare is available until 5:30 p.m. each day for an additional $30 per-day. 

Registration Options
1) Fill out the Online Registration Form and mail a check separately
2) Print a PDF Document, fill out the Registration Form, and mail the Registration Form and payment to Seth Eilberg (information below)  

​Payment: Please make checks payable to Seth Eilberg
Checks can be mailed to: Seth Eilberg, The Hill School, 860 Beech Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 

Camp Director
Seth Eilberg, Head boys' basketball coach, The Hill School (seilberg@thehill.org)

At the Skills on The Hill Basketball Camp all players will: 

  • Learn from experienced college and high school coaches what it will take to get to the next level.
  • Practice skills for every part of their game.
  • Gain exposure to position-specific skills/drills that they can take home with them to practice.
  • Implement those newly learned concepts in controlled scrimmages.
  • Compete and practice with other kids of the same age and/or developmental phase.
  • Work in an intense but friendly atmosphere with a 10:1 player-to-coach ratio.
  • Experience firsthand The Hill School's beautiful campus and state-of-the art facilities.

Daily Schedule
9 a.m. Warmup and Form Shooting
9:20 a.m. Stations
10:25 a.m. Morning Games
11:30 a.m. Challenges
11:50 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Daily Clinic/Speaker
1 p.m.  Camper Choice: SWIM TIME, Open Gym, Video
1:45 p.m. Afternoon Games
2:50 p.m. Daily Recognitions, Challenges
3 p.m. Dismissal

Drop-off and Pickup Information: 
Campers should be dropped off and picked up in The Hill School Center for the Arts Parking Lot, located at 760 Beech Street.  Parents may walk their child to Mercer Field House at the beginning of the day and pick him or her up from the Field House at each day's conclusion, or parents may wait in the CFTA lot and camp counselors will escort all campers from the Field House to the parking lot. 

Additional Information:

- Lunch will be served each day in The Hill School's Dining Hall.  Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase during camp breaks.  

- A certified lifeguard will be present for pool time each day.  If your child would like to swim, please have him or her bring a towel and bathing suit.

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