Solomon Hill Re-Commits to Arizona

Alan RubensteinAnalyst IIIApril 14, 2009

After broke the story earlier in the week, it can now be confirmed that Hill has re-committed to Arizona. Both of Tucson's newspapers, The Citizen and the Arizona Daily Star, received text messages earlier today verifying that Hill will sign a letter of intent on Wednesday. 

Hill will join Kyryl Natayazhko as part of Sean Miller's first recruiting class at Arizona.  Miller and Arizona are still working hard on landing 6'7" power forward Victor Rudd out of Las Vegas, and 6'10" junior college center Jarrid Famous from Westchester, NY.

Hill originally committed to Arizona last year, but he withdrew his commitment when Lute Olson retired in October. Hill then committed, but did not sign, with USC.

Hill's father, Solomon Crawford, said that his son bleeds Red and Blue and that everything changed when Miller was named as the permanent head coach.

Hill is an athletic wing that has the ability to play point guard. With Arizona basically losing two recruiting classes the last two years, Hill will receive heavy minutes.

Hill is an excellent rebounder for his size, an incredible passer, and a very good ball handler. He is going to have to work on his jump shot.

With Hill and Natayzahko secured and Arizona zeroing in on Famous and Rudd, Miller has done an amazing job in just one week. If they get Famous and/or Rudd, Arizona has the makings of a nationally ranked class.

The biggest job he has now is to convince point guard Nic Wise to return next season. Wise could learn a lot from Miller about the position. If Wise does return, Arizona will have a great chance to extend their NCAA tournament streak to 26 in what should be a watered down Pac-10 in the 2009-10 season.