``I love his intestinal fortitude," Bridgton Academy coach Whit Lesure said of Hill. "What you see is what you get with him. He wins a lot of pickup games and he's not afraid of taking the big shot."
Hill said one of the reasons why he's been overlooked thus far is because he looked to distribute the ball rather than score in the summer.
He said that he wound up at Bridgton because of the academics – and he's got a bevy of mid-major offers from the likes of Middle Tennessee State, Bowling Green, Ball State, High Point and Oral Roberts. Iowa State and Virginia Tech have also expressed interest.
Two weeks ago Hill visited Middle Tennessee State.
``I just want to go wherever I feel comfortable and where I fit in," Hill said. Some days Hill runs the point. Others he plays off the ball.
One day a couple weeks ago, Hill was as automatic from long distance as anyone in recent memory, making 15-of-18 shots from 3-point range.
``They have to kick me out of the gym," Hill said.
Hill averaged 17 points, 7 boards and 3 assists last season at Merrillville High (Ind.) while playing power forward and center. Yes, you read that correctly. Power forward and center.
``I had to sacrifice for the team so we could win," Hill said.