Hill Says WVU Still in the Mix

Milford Academy star Darryl Hill says he still has WVU on his list.

While watching Darryl Hill in action this weekend for Milford Academy (CT) it's obvious how much he has grown over the past three years. He not only has sprouted from a skinny 5-8 to a muscularly well-proportioned 5-11 175, but his skills have grown as well. Hill is now considered not only one of the best guards in New York City but one of the top unsigned point guards in the nation. Colleges such as WVU, N.C. State, Seton Hall, Memphis, Louisville and Providence, among others are interested in his services.

Many Mountaineer fans will remember Hill committed to WVU in the fall but reneged on his verbal and decided to re-open his recruitment. After a great career at Cardozo High School in Bayside, New York, Hill had a huge summer, leading his AAU team, the Long Island Panthers, to three tournament titles.

On Saturday and Sunday, at the East Coast Jamboree held at Walsh Gym on the Seton Hall campus, Hill hit on a mix of drives and jumpers to help lead Milford over Life Center Academy and Brewster Academy.

In an interview over the weekend, Hill stated WVU is still under consideration but he has no leaders at the moment. Hill said he would like to attend a school where he can continue to grow as a player by playing against the best possible competition on a day-in and day-out basis. Hill has yet to achieve a qualifying test score on his SAT but feels confident he will achieve the necessary score.

Extra-quick and fast, Hill is easily capable of hitting jumpers from 3-point range as well as finishing aggressive drives to the basket with hanging layins with either hand. Hill is a slick playmaker who sees the whole floor and pushes the ball downcourt for easy buckets. Hill definitely plays much bigger than his height would suggest as his head is often near the rim. On the other hand, Hill is not a fundamentally sound or great defender and often times finds himself out of position by reaching and over-playing for a steal.

BlueGoldNews.com will check back with Hill later in the spring as the signing period approaches.

Jamboree Notes:

WVU was represented at the tournament by head coach Gale Catlett and assistant coach Drew Catlett. Seton Hall head coach Louis Orr also took in the action on Sunday.

Recent North Carolina commit Damion Grant did not play well in the tournament. His game line on Sunday against Milford was two (2) points, seven (7) rebounds and two (2) blocks. Grant did not look the 7-1 height as has been reported from several services. Grant has good mobility for a big man but is very raw on the offensive end of the court.

WVU is showing some interest in 6-5 guard Zakee Boyd who is attending Philadelphia Prep this year. Boyd previously played for Bob Hurley at St. Anthony's in Jersey City.

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