Solomon Hill

Solomon Hill

Solomon Hill: A Brief Biography

Solomon Jamar Hill is an American professional basketball player who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Hill played his high school basketball in Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California. In his senior year, he averaged 10.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. In his senior year, he averaged 16.2 points, 11.7 boards and 5.1 dimes per game and finished his career as a two-time Los Angeles All-City selection. He was also named to the third team all-state in 2009.

Hill decided to attend the University of Arizona and play his college basketball for Arizona Wildcats. As a freshman, he was a steady contributor for the Wildcats and averaged 6.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 25.3 minutes in 31 games. In his sophomore season, he averaged 8.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 25.2 minutes per game and was one of the most improved players of the season.

In his junior season, Hill 12.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 32.4 minutes per game in 35 games and was named Arizona’s Most Outstanding Player by the coaching staff. He also earned a mention in the All-Pac-12 first team, the NABC All-District 20 first team, and the Pacific Life Pac-12 All-Tournament team.

Hill was drafted as the 23rd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. He appeared in all of the 82 games for the Pacers in the 2014-15 season mostly due to the absence of their starting All-Star small forward Paul George. In 78 starts, Hill had the best statistical season of his career so far with 8.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 29.0 minutes per game. Before the beginning of the 2016-2017 season, Hill signed with the New Orleans Pelicans. In 2017, he scored a career-high 30 points in a 128-112 victory over the Houston Rockets.