Solomon Hill, SF, Arizona
A Los Angeles native, Hill played four seasons at the University of Arizona, averaging 13.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists. The 22-year-old never played fewer than 25 minutes per game in Tucson and improved his perimeter shooting in each season, going from a 22 percent 3-point shooter as a freshman to 39 percent as a junior and senior. He is versatile, strong (evidenced by benching 185 lbs. 14 times at the combine), and proved to be a leader on a young team last season that advanced to the Sweet 16. While he is considered somewhat of a “tweener” he has court vision, is an efficient scorer and can operate on the perimeter and in the post due to a combination of his physical build and skill off the dribble. Most mock drafts project Hill as a late second-round selection.
“[Hill is a] natural facilitator, skilled passer with legitimate court vision and feel,” Adam Ganeles wrote for NBADraft.net. “He’s made steady improvements each season, adding new dimensions and fine-tuning strengths that might have been a tad raw.”
Pre-Draft Combine measurements and results, according to NBA.com: