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St. John's guard Hill undergoes knee surgery

NEW YORK -- St. John's junior guard Daryll Hill underwent
arthroscopic surgery on his injured left knee on Monday.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Answorth Allen, orthopedic
consultant to St. John's and to the New York Knicks, according to
Red Storm coach Norm Roberts. The surgery took place at the
Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
The St. John's medical staff expects Hill's rehabilitation
period to take between three and four months. Hill should be able
to resume basketball activities this summer.
"We look forward to Daryll being healthy again, and rejoining
the team for our summer workouts," Roberts said.
Hill, a preseason first-team All-Big East selection, played in
16 games this season, averaging 12.3 points, 3.6 assists and 3.5
rebounds. He was second on the team in scoring to Lamont Hamilton
(12.5).
Hill missed four games in late December and early January with
the knee injury, then returned for nine games, averaging 11.1
points and 3.7 assists. He has missed the last three games with the
injury.
The Red Storm (12-13, 5-9 Big East) are at No. 4 Villanova on
Wednesday and close the season at home Sunday against Rutgers. St.
John's is one of six teams fighting for the last three berths in
the Big East tournament.