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Hill Will Not Take Part In Charity Game At Duke This Weekend

Posted August 21, 2001 6:27 a.m. EDT

— Grant Hill's first public competition was supposed to be in Saturday's Duke Basketball All-Star Charity Game, but officials with the Orlando Magic have nixed the plans.

Hill, who had ankle surgery in January, will still take part in the weekend's activities, but won't play in the game.

Magic general manager John Gabriel says "return to professional basketball should come within the context of his current rehabilitation and on-the-floor regimen." Gabriel added that Hill's return to his previous level is more important than an all-star game.

Hill missed all but four games of last season after signing a seven-year, $93 million contract with the Magic last summer.