The second annual LeBron James Academy proved to be a pleasant experience Los Angeles Fairfax forward Solomon Hill.
"It has been fun here," Hill told GoBlueWolverine. "I just want to pick up little things to here so that I can improve on my all around game. I want to take those things back home to work on them."
Hill can play the point one, the two, and the three… and that hybrid ability has caused some observers to dub him as "point-forward." He is seemingly a little too unselfish at times, but 6-6, 190-pounder insists that is by design.
"Early in the game I just try and get my teammates involved," Hill explained. "When it's early, I just try to pick my spots to help my team."
GoBlueWolverine witnessed this approach during one of the Academy's early games. After playing the role of facilitator for much of the first half, Hill came alive after an explosive move to the basket that ended with a dunk. Even before that, though, his balanced floor game had caught the attention of many college coaches in attendance. He currently holds offers Kansas State, Washington State, USC, Arizona, San Diego and San Diego State and is receiving attention from many more. The University of Michigan is among those now showing more interest, and he expects the intensity of the Wolverines pursuit to intensify in the coming days.
"I like Michigan," Hill said. "I expect to be receiving an offer from them soon. I saw Coach Beilein out there watching me. It lets me know they are serious about me. Michigan will be one of my five official visits."
There is another reason for Michigan's growing presence with Hill, and his name is Darius Morris. The two have known and played against each for quite a while, and Morris is not shy about throwing out plugs for the Maize & Blue.
"Man, he is always mentioning Michigan to me," Hill said laughing. "He wants us to bring back the Fab Five days. We have talked about playing together. The way Darius talks, Michigan is his school."
Whether Michigan is Hill's school or not is still a long way from being determined. At this point he lists no favorite for his services and he is in no hurry to anoint one.
"Me and my dad are just looking at everything with the schools," he said. "I am just going to take my time."