George Hill: NBA Draft Profile
Accolades: Second Team Mid-Major All-American – CHN (08), Summit League Player of the Year (08), First Team All-Summit League (08), Honorable Mention All-American – AP (08), Summit League All-Tournament Team (08), First Team All-Mid-Continent Conference (06), Mid-Continent Conference All-Tournament Team (06), Mid-Continent Conference All-Newcomer Team (05).
Scouting Report: An explosive combo guard from a small conference.
Strengths: Very solid frame. Good shooting stroke. Great leaper – finishes above the rim. Good at driving and dishing. Huge wingspan (6’9”) – largest in pre-draft camp for point guards. Extremely quick. Has been praised as being a poised player. Three-point range on his jumper. Can hit shots with defenders in his face. Great free-throw shooter. Great rebounder for a guard. Very accurate shooter – shot over 50% each year in college.
Weaknesses: Played in a small conference. Is already 22-years-old. May be a “combo” guard – not a true point guard, too small for the two-guard spot. Not real experienced – only played five games his sophomore year due to an injury. Needs to improve his assist to turnover ratio. Can be foul-prone.
Projected 2008 Draft Range: Early to late second round pick.
Consensus: You don’t often see an early entry prospect from a league the size of the Summit. If Hill continues to improve his point guard skills he might be a second round steal.
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