George Hill... A star in the making?
"George Hill has been the most exciting part of training camp thus far. He has really welcomed the responsibility we've given him to be the backup point; to not only play defense, but to be explosive offensively and show additional leadership at the point. He's doing all those things. The summertime really helped him, and he has been the most impressive of anybody in camp to this point.”
- Coach Popovich
A lot of you may not know of him since he played college ball under the radar at IUPUI. He actually committed to Florida, but decided to stay close to home because his grandfather was sick and eventually passed away. When the Spurs drafted him with the 26th pick, I became even more of a believer in their ability to scout because I thought he was one of the best players in the country.
I know George personally. I want to say it now... He's a future star in the making and will be one of the best backup point guards in the league this season. His teammates have dubbed him "Coach Pop's favorite player" and Coach Popovich himself has said he likes Hill a lot better than he liked Tony Parker at the same age, so he's not as hard on him as he was on Parker.
The experience Hill has gained from being coached by Coach Popovich, playing behind Parker and being in a championship atmosphere has been priceless. He won't be a starter anytime soon, but when he gets his opportunity... Watch out. You heard it here first.
Yea i think he can be a good player and learning under tony parker can really help him. When spurs drafted i wuz like what are they thinking but then i watch dome spurs games and highlights yea he is a good player i think he can be a starter on another team.
He's an athletic player whose developing his offensive game. He's more of a scoring/slashing PG in the Tony Parker mold, but he's already a good defender. I like him and think he'll eventually be starter caliber with more polish.
His wingspan is Rondo-ish at 6' 9"... I think he can be a lockdown defender and wreak havoc in the passing lanes.
a good player no doubt, but when or where is he going to get an opportunity to start? parker-longoria lol is still a fairly young dude, hill has three years left on his rookie contract, so when's his opportunity to shine? maybe if they lose manu to FA this summer, they start him at SG? i dont know