Hill Re-opens His Recruitment

After long-time coach Lute Olson stepped down last week, three prized recruits chose to re-open their recruitments. One of those prospects is forward Solomon Hill. Hill's coach Harvey Kitani spoke with KSR about Solomon.

After long-time coach Lute Olson stepped down last week, three prized recruits chose to re-open their recruitments. One of those prospects is forward Solomon Hill. Hill's coach Harvey Kitani spoke with KSR about Solomon.

After averaging 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists per game last season for Fairfax (Ca.), Solomon Hill's stock rose dramatically after a great summer. "This guy's probably the most improved player in the state over the last four years," said Harvey Kitani, head coach of Fairfax Senior.

"He was on our state championship team as a sophomore. Last year he played the three and the point. He continues to get better and better," said Kitani.

Hill became one of the top prospects in the nation and eventually committed to the Arizona Wildcats and Lute Olson. Since Olson stepped down, Hill has chosen to rethink his options.

"He visited USC on an unofficial on Saturday. Kansas State is coming down tomorrow. Georgetown is trying to talk to him, but we haven't had a chance to speak," said Kitani.

And what about the Kentucky Wildcats? "I haven't heard from them, but maybe his father has," he said. "They are opening things up a little bit to the schools that were recruiting him previously," said Kitani.

There will be several schools trying to get involved with Hill now that he's opened things back up. At 6-foot-6, Hill's capable of doing a lot of things on the court. "He's got a great attitude to learn. He's long, athletic and he's good off the dribble. He shoots the three at around 35 or 37 percent," said Kitani.

"With him, he's such a great all-around player; he just needs to keep working on the game itself. There's not any one single area that he does poorly in. He just has to keep improving."

Solomon Hill is a four-star prospect and is the number 13 small forward according to Scout.com.


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