Jordan Hill Ends Process

The process didn't last all that long for Jordan Hill. The 6-foot-10 Georgia big man blew up at the KIngwood Classic - and then committed during his first official visit.

Jordan Hill went into the Kingwood Classic without a reputation. Less than a month later, he's a future Arizona Wildcat.

The 6-foot-10, 215-pound rising senior big man at North Springs (Ga.) committed to Lute Olson and the Wildcats during an official visit this weekend.

``I liked the environment, the academic programs and the people," Hill said. "I liked everything about Arizona."

Hill was a virtual unknown heading into the Kingwood in mid-April, but he dominated with the Smyrna Stars – a la Korvotney Barber a year ago – and left as one of the most sought-after recruits in the nation.

Hill said that Xavier, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Illinois, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Miami, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Western Kentucky and South Florida all came calling.

However, Arizona assistant Josh Pastner got the Georgia big man on campus for his first official visit – and the Wildcats got Hill to pull the trigger.

Hill, who will attend prep school this season, didn't even play high school basketball last season because of academics.

``I sat out because my grades were slipping," Hill said. "But then I got them up and I got on an AAU team where I knew I'd get the exposure and I went out and showed up."

Arizona sees Hill in the same mold of departing big man Channing Frye, a long, athletic slender big man who can step out and knock down mid-range jumpers.


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