Hill and Jerrett headed to the NBA

Solomon Hill and Grant Jerrett were drafted to the NBA on Thursday. Read on for the details and more.

As expected, Arizona had two players hear their names called during Thursday's NBA Draft.

Solomon Hill was the first player to be drafted, as he went to the Pacers at 23. Sources say that the Pacers had been impressed with Hill, but him going so high was a bit of a surprise.

As we mentioned before, Hill was extremely impressive during individual workouts and interviews as well.

Hill improved every year at Arizona and there may not be a better indication of that than the fact that he went 4-18 from three during his freshman year and made 39 percent of his 146 attempts last season.

The Pacers' bench is actually not filled with too much depth, so Hill could have a chance to contribute right off the bat, although it obviously is never easy for a rookie to play right away.

In addition to Hill, Grant Jerrett was drafted, going to Portland at 40, but later traded to the Thunder for cash.

Jerrett's workouts may not have been spectacular, but there is no denying his potential. He certainly has room to improve, but his ability to stretch the four and succeed in multiple ways made him intriguing to the Blazers.

He is expected to play power forward at the next level and it will be interesting to see how the Thunder choose to develop him.

Jerrett faced a lot of criticism when he declared for the draft and although he likely would have challenged for a lottery pick in a year or two, he still went towards the top of the second round and finds himself in a decent situation.

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