Arkansas now has one commit or 2017 and one for 2019.
The Razorbacks – who got a commit from El Dorado junior center and top 40 national player Daniel Gafford (6-10,220) last summer – added the pledge of Little Rock Christian freshman point guard Justice Hill (5-11, 160) on Saturday.
Hill – the son of former Arkansas assistant football coach Fitz Hill - is averaging 14.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists this season while playing high school basketball and notes he wants to play for Razorback head coach Mike Anderson.
“By accepting this scholarship, I'm committed to Coach Anderson's vision of hanging another national championship banner in Bud Walton Arena during my tenure," the younger Hill said in the statement released to the media.
He got his offer from Arkansas after attending the Razorbacks’ 85-67 win over Tennessee on Feb. 6 and called Anderson this past Saturday to commit.
Hill, who played for the Arkansas Hawks’ 14-and under AAU team last season, has already been invited to the prestigious Pangos camp next June.
He has been getting interest from Virginia, Connecticut, Stanford and Oklahoma State already as well as Arkansas.
"The style he (Anderson) plays fits the style I want to play when I'm in college," Hill said. "I like the uptempo and the way they get up and down the floor fast. I don't like to come down and play slow."
Fitz Hill – the current president of Arkansas Baptist College - and his wife Cynthia also were quoted in the statement.
"Justice's mother and I are truly proud of this opportunity," Fitz Hill said. "Justice will discover there is nothing like being a Razorback with the fan support base of the entire state. I have witnessed the basketball program at its peak in the '90s when Bud Walton was always sold out and the fans were calling the Hogs. When that's happening, there is no better place to play in America."
The Hills are friends with Anderson and his wife Marcheita and plan to help recruit future Razorbacks.
“Our family is looking forward to sharing with prospective parents and student-athletes regarding why Justice chose the Razorbacks," Fitz Hill said in the statement. "But it's not complicated ... we believe in Coach Anderson and we love the Razorbacks.
“Just as Justice has made a commitment to Coach Anderson, as parents of a student-athlete, we are also making a commitment to help Justice continue to prepare and stay grounded as a student and an athlete.
"Now that Justice is committed to the Razorbacks, I can be his biggest recruiter. Because I'm a parent, not an alum. So I said we're looking for four or five other players, and once they're identified, I can share with their parents why Justice chose Arkansas because I believe in Coach Anderson and the relationship I have with him, this is a man I trust.
“I'm trusting him with my son and Marcheita will be his mom away from home. We have that relationship and I'm certain that both of them will do the same with your child."null