Solomon Jamar Hill was born in 1991 in Harvey, Illinois. He is the son of Solomon Crawford and LaVerne Hill. In Los Angeles, he went to Fairfax High School. Hill was a four-star recruit and participated in the LeBron James Skills Academy in 2008. In 2009, he was ranked the No. 27 player in the nation by Rivals.com. During his senior campaign, he averaged 16.2 points, 11.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists while leading his team to a national ranking of 24th and state ranking of fourth. Hill can be followed on Twitter and Instagram (@solohill).