#44 Solomon Hill | F

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA 

Height: 6'6"

Weight: 226

Position: Small Forward

Team: Arizona

Class: Senior
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Right-handed…  Hill is one of the more unique and more underrated prospects on NBA radars right now. The senior was often playing out of position as an undersized power forward on a young and inexperienced Arizona team, but is finally finding a home at small forward given the new talent on the Wildcats. Hill is coming into his own as a perimeter shooter. Where he once only took opportunities as a stretch the floor 4-man in mismatches, Hill can now adequately use screens, curling into the mid-range jumper or stepping back, with time, hitting the 3-point ball. With an improved perimeter game, Hill can draw the defense out, utilizing an improved, yet still needing work, ball-handling or using his size and skills to score in the post. Hill is comfortable scoring with either hand, using a drop step or step-back for a short jumper. No matter where he is, Hill is an effective and efficient scorer, especially as he attacks the heart of the defense and gets to the foul line… He is a solid athlete that can finish in traffic with a floater or runner, effectively using either hand… Hill can also run the point some from the forward spot, using his physical tools best in securing the rebound and getting out in transition…

Hill needs to improve on his ball-handling to make the move to small forward at the next level. We have seen much improvement in his comfortability and skills handling the rock, but his advanced ball moves to create separation are the next step in his game… He must continue to develop the consistency and range on his 3-point jump shot. As a set shooter, his release can be low and slow. Not only must he release the ball quicker, but higher as well to keep the defense honest. If he can hone his perimeter skills, Hill could be a steal in the 2013 Draft as an experienced and productive versatile forward.
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