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44 - Solomon Hill

6-7, 226 Small Forward
Arizona Senior
Birthday
03/18/91 (29.2 yrs)
Hometown
Los Angeles, CA
High School
Fairfax
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
7
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
7
Potential
7
Passing
8
Intangibles
8
89 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Bobby Simmons

Strengths: Versatile combination forward possessing full complement of mismatch tools … Takes smaller defenders into the post where he has good footwork and quickness … Punishes less agile bigs with solid handle and craftiness off the bounce- isolation aptitude with variety of spin, cross-over and hesitation moves … Decisive and aggressive (4.5 fta) finding his way into the paint consistently … Efficient scorer (50% fg) both within and outside of team offensive structure (12.9 ppg) … Thrives on contact and is deceptively powerful in compact frame … Soft touch, uses glass and angles effectively … Old school style … Three-pointer has become respectable weapon in his arsenal (1.1 makes, 39%), a statement that could not have been made in 2009 … Rebounds as a result of instinct and battling (7.7 reb) … A natural facilitator- skilled passer (2.6 ast) with legitimate court vision and feel … Has made steady improvements each season, adding new dimensions and fine-tuning strengths that might have been a tad raw … Deceptive fiurst step and solid crossover are hidden skills in his arsenal …

Weaknesses: Hill is a tweener forward, lacking the speed and quickness to reside on the wing or the size and strength to contain true 4’s … Exposed moving side to side … His wide range of skills overshadow physical deficiencies at the collegiate level … Lacks explosion around the basket, reliant on lower body strength as a shield and long arms … Shooting stroke has dramatically improved, but he needs space for a deliberate release … Does not possess natural shooter’s footwork … Pull up jumper off the dribble is non-existent (could function as pick and roll threat with space to work) … Tendency to get careless (2.5 to), overdribbling and forcing the issue on low percentage pass attempts- his creativity and vision work against him at times … Has not been forced to take on a primary or even secondary scoring load- that could and should change as a senior … All in all, Hill is an auxiliary piece at the next level bringing eclectic and oft-forgotten dexterity to the table …

Notes: Measured 6’6.5 (in shoes) 229 lbs, with a 6’9.5 wingspan at the 2012 LeBron James Skills Academy

Adam Ganeles 11/16/12

YouTube Clip – 1/20/2009

 

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