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.





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