'The Silent Assassin' Looking at AU Basketball

Auburn is in the mix with a highly regarded basketball prospect.

Birmingham, Ala.--A basketball player his coach calls "The Silent Assassin" is a possibility to sign with the Auburn Tigers in the early signing period in November.

Jarvis Hill, a 6-3, 190-pound guard from Starkville, Miss., was one of two juniors in the state of Mississippi who earned first team All-State honors last season. He played for Starkville High School, but has transferred to Central Park Christian where he will play on a team that includes friends from the AAU hoops circuit.

Hill, who averaged 23 points, seven assists and five rebounds, verbally committed to Tennessee earlier this year, but is re-evaluating that. He took an official visit to Auburn this week and is scheduled to check out Ole Miss this weekend.

"Coach Lebo (new AU head coach Jeff Lebo) has been here to see Jarvis and Jarvis is interested in Auburn," says Central Park Christian coach Lavan Parker.

"Jarvis is an outstanding player, who has had second thoughts about going to Tennessee. We call him ‘The Silent Assassin' because of his shooting ability. He has a quick release on his jump shot and he is a good defensive player. He plays the game with a lot of savvy and strength and is just a smart all-around basketball player."

Parker says that Hill projects as an academic qualifier and says there is no question he is one of the top prospects in this year's senior class.


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