Hill's Next In Line

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. --- Ahmed Hill may find out soon if he's going to get a UNC offer.

The Tar Heel assistant coaches first watched the Augusta (Ga.) Aquinas shooting guard during the April evaluation period and relayed positive reports to Roy Williams. The opportunity for North Carolina's head coach to see Hill will be the start of the next evaluation period, which is during the second week of July.

"He just wants to see me play in July and go from there," Hill said of Roy Williams. "He said he wanted to see me one more time before he'd consider an offer.

"He said I would definitely be a player they've like to have if they don't get Rashad Vaughn."

For that matter, Hill – who claims UNC as his "dream school" - could earn an offer before Vaughn, the top-ranked shooting guard in the 2014 class, makes his decision.

"They said they may offer me anyway if they like what they see," Hill said. "He just wants to see me play."

Hill has received nationwide college interest. He rattled off the relationships he's established with coaches and stressed that as a major factor in his recruitment.

"I'm going to sit down with my coaches and my brother to try and come up with a list," he said. " I'll sit down and pick out which coaches I have a great feel for and relationship with and go from there.

"I've been to most local schools, but probably the beginning of school I'll take visits to schools that I know I want to see."

When pressed, Hill revealed four of the five schools likely to receive an official visit this fall.

"I know I'll take an official to Kansas, Florida, Indiana, and probably Marquette," he said.

Hill established his reputation as a scorer. His offensive arsenal from the perimeter, to mid-range, to finishes at the rim vaulted him into the national Top 30 Scout.com rankings.

"My athleticism, my speed, my strength and the way I can get to the basket or shoot the ball," he said of the strengths of his game. "I've got the speed and strength to get around people and get to the room so I've been working on that a lot lately."

It hasn't been easy putting that attacking wing guard mentality on display this year on the travel circuit because he's been forced to play extensive time in a point guard role.

"During AAU I've been handling the point more because we didn't have a point guard," said Hill, who is also sharing floor general duties this week at the NBPA Top 100 Camp.

Hill has found the positive in this development. He said his game is better for the experience and some of the colleges recruiting him are recognizing this new found versatility.

"Now I'm showing everyone that I can be a combo guard and I can handle the ball well," he said. "Some schools want me to interchange, some schools want me to play the two – it doesn't matter to me, wherever they want me to play I'll play."

Ahmed Hill Profile

Inside Carolina Top Stories