Arizona's Solomon Hill Underrated

        At the beginning of the 2011-12 campaign, it was clear that the Arizona Wildcats had little on-court chemistry, bolstered by a very good recruiting class that could never run the show. Junior Solomon Hill showed evidence that he was the team's best, and most versatile player, earning minutes and playing out of position at power forward and shooting guard, when he is a natural small forward. But those learned skills make Arizona's Solomon Hill a player to watch out West this season.

        A passive demeanor gradually turned into a go-to aggressive mentality and the 6'6" Hill finished the '11-'12 season second on the team in scoring (13.0 ppg), tops in rebounding (7.7), assists (2.6) and field-goal percentage. He used his strength to battle inside despite being undersized and improved perimeter shooting to knock down 39.4 percent of shots behind the arc.

        Keep a close eye on Solomon Hill this season for Arizona as the Wildcats bring in a veteran point guard (Mark Lyons) and young, developing post players (Kaleb Tarczewski, Grant Jerrett, Brandon Ashley) to open the floor for Hill's versatility.

By Staff Writer - 8- 20 - 12