Hill Enters UNC Radar

High majors have been tracking Ahmed Hill over the last year, but in the last few weeks North Carolina has begun showing interest in the highly touted wing out of Georgia.

"They told me about their situation and they want to continue to recruit me," Hill said of two recent conversations he's had with UNC assistant coach Hubert Davis. "They haven't seen me play that much except for Boo Williams and in California. They said they want to recruit me and get to know me."

"They told me they have two scholarships for the guards in the 2014 class," he added.

Hill, a 6-5, 180-pound standout at Augusta (Ga.) Aquinas, seems particularly interested by UNC's recent interest.

"North Carolina has been my dream school for a long time," Hill said.

"They've always been good," he added about the Tar Heels. "They have a great coach, great history and it's just a great school. North Carolina is a good school. What's not to like about them really?"

Although the Heels have not offered Hill a scholarship, they have floated the idea of him taking a visit to Chapel Hill.

"They asked me when I could come up and things like that," Hill said. "They just really want to get to know me more before they offer me."

"They said that Coach Roy doesn't really throw out offers," he added. "They said after he sees me play and gets to know me, so I respect that. So I'll just wait until after he sees me play."

North Carolina assistant coaches watched Hill on the EYBL circuit with his Southern Stampede team during both April evaluation weekends. The next evaluation period isn't until July.

To go with interest from UNC, Hill said he's hearing from Florida State, Connecticut, Marquette, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, Indiana, Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina and North Carolina State.

"I'm pretty excited about everything recruiting wise," Hill said. "I think I can play better than I've been playing and can help my team more. I'm not shooting the ball as good as I've done in the past. But I've been working on my ball handling more."

During the first two EYBL sessions, with his team struggling amid personnel changes, Hill was forced to play on the ball more for Southern Stampede. He said those games helped his game. "[Coaches] said that I look more comfortable playing with the ball and that I'm showing I'm more of a combo guard and I can do more stuff off the dribble, like get to the basket or create for my teammates," Hill said. "They love the way I play defense and how hard I play defense."

Hill said he hasn't thought about making his college choice. He wants to wait out July and see what his options look like.

"It's kind of early," he said. "I feel like if I have a good July and have good camps more offers will come and more high Division-1 offers will come. Then I'll make my list shorter."

"Me and [Southern Stampede coach] Matt [Scott] are going to sit down in the next month and pick some schools that we are definitely going to visit," Hill added.

Hill is ranked No. 27 overall in the 2014 class.

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