Solomon Hill (basketball)

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Solomon Hill
No. 9 – Indiana Pacers
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1991-03-18) March 18, 1991 (age 23)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Fairfax (Los Angeles, California)
College Arizona (2009–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–present Indiana Pacers
2013–2014 Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Solomon Jamar Hill (born March 18, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at the University of Arizona.

High school career[edit]

Hill attended Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California. As a junior, he averaged 10.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. As a senior, he averaged 16.2 points, 11.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. He finished his career as a two-time Los Angeles All-City selection and a third team all-state pick in 2009.[1]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Arizona, he was a steady contributor for the Wildcats both starting and off the bench. In 31 games (21 starts), he averaged 6.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 25.3 minutes per game.[1][2]

In his sophomore season, he was one of just three Wildcats to start every game. He was named to iBN Sports Las Vegas Invitational all-tournament team after averaging 11.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in event’s four games. Head coach Sean Miller called Hill Arizona's most improved player in 2010–11. In 38 games (all starts), he averaged 8.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 25.2 minutes per game.[1][2]

In his junior season, he was named to the All-Pac-12 first team, the NABC All-District 20 first team and the Pacific Life Pac-12 All-Tournament team. He was also named Arizona’s Most Outstanding Player by the coaching staff. In 35 games (all starts), he averaged 12.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 32.4 minutes per game.[1][2]

In his senior season, he was named to the All-Pac-12 first team and the NABC All-District 20 first team for the second straight year. He was also a USBWA all-District IX first team honoree and the winner of the Sapphire Award, given to Arizona's male athlete of the year. In 35 games (all starts), he averaged 13.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 33.0 minutes per game.[1][2] In December 2012, he was awarded the MVP of the 2012 Diamond Head Classic after averaging 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists in the three games.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Indiana Pacers (2013–present)[edit]

On June 27, 2013, Hill was selected with the 23rd overall pick by the Indiana Pacers in the 2013 NBA draft.[3] On July 3, 2013, he signed with the Pacers and joined them for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[4] On December 29, 2013, he was assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.[5] On January 4, 2014, he was recalled by the Pacers.[6]

In July 2014, Hill re-joined the Pacers for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[7]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Indiana 28 0 8.1 .425 .304 .857 1.5 .4 .2 .1 1.7
Career 28 0 8.1 .425 .304 .857 1.5 .4 .2 .1 1.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Indiana 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Personal[edit]

Hill is the son of Solomon Crawford and LaVerne Hill.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "#44 Solomon Hill". ArizonaWildcats.com. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Solomon Hill Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Solomon Hill To Pacers With No. 23 Pick In 2013 NBA Draft". HuffingtonPost.com. June 28, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Solomon Hill, Donald Sloan Signed". NBA.com. July 3, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Solomon Hill Assigned to D-League". NBA.com. December 29, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Solomon Hill Recalled from D-League". NBA.com. January 4, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Rookie/Free Agent Camp Update". NBA.com. July 3, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 

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