One of the better games today was played between the Atlanta Celtics and the Huntington Park Warriors. And one of the better players in that game was a 6-foot-2 combo guard named Scenario Hillman. Hillman is a very good ball handler and extremely fast on his feet. At times he plays a little out of control but overall Hillman is an outstanding prospect from the 2007 class.
Hillman has a nice turnaround jumper and has a way of using his speed to change directions quickly, creating space between he and his defender for his fade away jumpers, which are fairly consistent.
Two years ago the Celtics were dominated by big men Dwight Howard, Josh Smith and Randolph Morris. This year wing players are getting the job done for the Celtics. Hillman, Anjuan Wilderness and Javaris Crittenton combine for what has to be among the best wing combo in summer AAU play. And all three were on their games on Saturday.
Of the guards I have seen thus far in the adidas and Reebok tournaments, other than Derrick Jasper, I liked Scenario's game the best.
After the game, a 70-64 Celtics win, a few of the media lined up to chat with Scenario. As I asked Scenario who his schools of interest were. He said Georgia, Wake Forest, Arizona and North Carolina were on his list, but did not mention Kentucky. I was a little surprised but as I thanked him and turned to walk away he said, "Did I say Kentucky? Kentucky is in there too. Oh, and Florida. I shouldn't forget Florida."
I guess he shouldn't, not with coach Billy Donovan standing about 30 feet away trying to be noticed and all.
"I am getting so many letters and contacts that I have a tough time remembering them all," Hillman said, "but it's no offense intended. I am a long way from making a decision."