USC pushing for Hill

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- When the Southern Stampeded fell in the 16s championship of the EYBL, 2014 recruit Ahmed Hill sat there distraught miles from his home in Augusta, Ga. Luckily for him, the 6-foot-4 shooting guard has nothing to worry about when it comes to his recruitment.

Hill lists offers from UConn, Kansas, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Miami.

Though, one school may have a fast track to Hill.

South Carolina commit Marcus Stroman is a teammate of Hill, and the pair got offers at the same time about a month ago after big-time showings.

"(South Carolina) wants me to come in and be a good player, a good scorer," Hill said, "and that's what I like to do, so that fits perfect. "They like me. They're always talking to me, texting me."

South Carolina coach Frank Martin, who was on hand for most of the Southern Stampede's games during the event, contacted Hill at the end of the event to re-affirm the offer to him to let him know that he's a priority.

Stroman also is a fan of Hill, as he's been trying to recruit him to come to South Carolina with him.

"(Marcus is) trying to recruitment there," Hill said. "He's been saying that me and him would be a good backcourt if I commit. We already know the way that each other plays and what we can do. So, it would be really good."

Unlike Stroman, who pulled the trigger days after the offer, Hill wants to take his time with his decision.

He plans on making a decision at the end of next summer.

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