Saturday, June 14, 2008

IUPUI's Hill Not Returning to School

As reported by the Indianapolis Star, IUPUI junior guard George Hill has decided to keep his name in the NBA Draft, ending any chance he had of returning to the Jaguars for his senior season. "It’s very exciting," Hill said. "It’s always been a dream to be part of the process. Now to be part of the process with other top players, it’s very humbling." While he does indeed support the decision, head coach Ron Hunter has mixed feelings about it. "It’s kind of a bittersweet thing," Hunter said. "I’m happy for him, but I’m sad to lose him, just like I’d be sad losing any of my seniors who were going on and getting a job. His job just happens to be basketball." Hill, the Summit League Player of the Year last season, is projected as a late first-round, early second-round selection.

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