George Hill: NBA Draft Profile

    
June 22nd, 2008

 

George Hill

 

College:  IUPUI

Class:  Junior

Position:  PG/SG

Height: 6’2”

Weight:  180lbs

 

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.

 

Stats:  http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=22778

 

 

CHN's Six-Star Ranking System


= Superstar/All-NBA Potential

= Potential NBA All-Star

= Consistent NBA Starter

= 6th Man/Fringe Starter

= Career Reserve

= Fringe NBA Player/12th Man

0 stars = Life in the Minor Leagues

 

 

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