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#44 Solomon Hill
Position: Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Fairfax
Experience: 3 Letters

Solomon Hill’s Honors

2010-11

• iBN Sports Las Vegas Invitational all-tournament team

2011-12

• Bank of the West Pac-12 Player of the Week (Dec. 5)

• Bank of the West Pac-12 Player of the Week (Dec. 26)

• First team all-Pac-12 Conference

• Pacific Life Pac-12 Conference all-tournament team

• First team NABC all-District 20

 

2012-13

• Associated Press preseason honorable mention All-America

• John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50

• Diamond Head Classic Most Valuable Player

• First team all-Pac-12 Conference

• First team USBWA all-District IX

• First team NABC all-District 20 

General:  A starter in his last 113 consecutive appearances ... His 139 games played equal the most in program history and his 129 starts are tied for third ... Possesses excellent size and the ability to beat defenders off the dribble ... One of the Pac-12’s most versatile players ... Big things were expected from Arizona’s most veteran frontcourt performer and consistency has been his calling card ... Has great court vision and passing ability, and has turned himself into a force at both ends with improved perimeter shooting and rebounding ... Ranks 20th on Arizona’s career points scored list and is in the top 10 in four other categories ... A rarity in the game these days:  an experienced senior starter, who was a team leader on and off the court.

Senior (2012-13):  Arizona’s 18th first-round NBA Draft pick, as he was selected 23rd overall by the Indiana Pacers ...Winner of the Sapphire Award, given to UA’s male athlete of the year ... Finished his career ranked 20th on Arizona’s career scoring list with 1,430 points and ranks in the top 10 in the following categories:  games played (T1st/139), games started (T3rd/129), minutes played (6th/4,030) and rebounds (10th/773) ... An NABC all-District 20 pick for the second straight season ... Selected to the USBWA all-District IX first team ... A first-team all-Pac-12 pick ... Averaged 12.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game to go with a .609 FG percentage (14-of-23) in UA’s three-game NCAA Tournament run ... Shot a career-best 39.0 percent from three-point range (57-of 146) as a senior ... Ranked second on the team in total rebounds (187) and offensive boards (61), free throws made (95), steals (40) and scoring (13.4 ppg) Averaged 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists at Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas ... Joined Sean Elliott as the only Arizona players ever to register 1,400 points, 750 rebounds, 300 assists, 100 treys and 100 steals in a career ... One of nine players in Arizona history with 1,400 career points and 750 career rebounds ... The Diamond Head Classic MVP after averaging 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists in the three games ... Scored his 1,000th career point on Nov. 19, making him the 47th Wildcat to accomplish the feat ... An honorable mention preseason Associated Press All-American ... Named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 ... Seen considerable time at both forward positions ... Connected on 7-of-11 FGs to finish with 16 points, three boards and three assists on 3/28 vs. Ohio State ... Posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards vs. Harvard on 3/23 ... Hit 3-of-4 treys to finish with nine points and four rebounds on 3/21 vs. Belmont in NCAA Tournament opener ... Collected 10 points, six boards and five assists vs. UCLA in Pac-12 Tournament semifinals on 3/15 ... Recorded 13 points, seven rebounds and a game-high four assists vs. Colorado on 3/14 ... Posted 12 points, a team-high four assists and three steals on 3/9 vs. Arizona State on Senior Day ... Tallied seven points, four boards and a team-high four assists on 3/2 at UCLA ... Sank a season-high seven FGs en route to 21 points, six assists and five steals on 2/27 at USC ... Saw his career-best streak of 15 straight games in double figures come to an end on 2/23 vs. Washington State, where he tallied five points and four assists ... Collected 19 points six rebounds and two steals on 2/20 vs. Washington ... Recorded 10 points, eight rebounds and a pair of blocks on 2/17 at Utah ... Scored a team-high 12 points to go with seven rebounds on 2/14 at Colorado ... Collected 13 points and three assists on 2/10 vs. California ... Tallied 20 of his season-high 23 points in the second half vs. Stanford on 2/6, the most points a Cat has scored in any half this season ... Scored all 18 of his points in the first half at Washington State on 2/2 on a career-best six treys, including a 65-footer at the halftime buzzer ... Tallied 10 points and three rebounds on 1/31 at Washington ... Posted 13 points, five rebounds and four assists vs. USC on 1/26 .. Registered his first double-double of the season (13th career) with 13 points and 10 rebounds on 1/24 vs. UCLA ... Posted 13 points, six boards, a season-high five assists in a season-best 39 minutes played on 1/19 at Arizona State ... Hit a career-high five treys to go with 16 points and six rebounds on 1/123 at Oregon State ... Tallied 10 of 16 points in the second half to go with six rebounds on 1/10 at Oregon ... Hit 6-of-7 FG, including all three treys, to finish with a game-high 19 points and six boards on 1/5 vs. Utah ... Collected 15 points and eight rebounds on 1/3 vs. Colorado ... Scored a season-high 21 points to go with six boards and three assists on 12/25 vs. San Diego State, where he equaled the Diamond Head Classic championship game record for FTs made (7) and set record for FT attempts (12) ... Registered eight points, three boards, two assists and two steals on 12/23 vs. Miami ... Collected seven points, six rebounds and two assists on 12/22 vs. ETSU ... A typical Hill line on display vs. Oral Roberts on 12/18:  12 points, a season-high five assists, two blocks and a career-best six steals ... Poured in 12 of his 18 points in the second half vs. Florida on 12/15 to go with three assists and two steals ... Hit just 2-of-16 FGA on 12/8 at Clemson, but managed season-high totals of 10 rebounds (7 OR) and two blocks ... Had a streak of 11 straight games in double figures end 12/4 vs. Southern Miss, as he finished with nine points, four rebounds, four assists and a block ... Collected a season-high three steals at Texas Tech on 12/1 to go with 14 points and four boards ... Hit 5-of-7 FG and finished with 17 points on 11/28 vs. Northern Arizona ... Scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half on 11/19 vs. Long Beach State to go with six boards and four assists ... Tallied 10 points, six boards and four assists vs. UTEP on 11/15 ... Hit a career-high four treys to finish with 14 points, five boards and two assists vs. Charleston Southern on 11/11.

2012 Summer of Thunder Tour of the Bahamas:  Played exclusively at the small forward position … Averaged 11.5 points and 5.5 rebounds to go with six assists and two steals … Shot 50 percent (10-of-20) from the field … Recorded 17 points, six rebounds and two assists on 8/11 vs. the Real Deal Shockers.

Junior (2011-12):  Named Arizona’s Most Outstanding Player by a vote of the coaching staff ... Amongst Pac-12 players, he ranked 16th in scoring (12.9 ppg), second in rebounding (7.7) and defensive rebounds (5.6), 13th in FG percentage (.500) and 10th in offensive rebounds (2.2) ... A first-team NABC all-District 20 selection ... Named to the Pacific Life Pac-12 all-Tournament team after averaging 16.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in the three games, shooting .552 from the field ... A first-team all-conference selection ... Averaged a team-high 32.7 minutes played in Pac-12 action ... Tied for the team lead with 12 double-doubles ... One of three Pac-12 players to win player-of-the-week honors twice this season (UA’s Kyle Fogg/OSU’s Jared Cunningham) ... Named Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week on Dec. 26 after averaging 18.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in wins over Oakland and Bryant ... Named Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week on Dec. 5 after averaging 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists in wins over NMSU and NAU ... Posted 17 points, 10 rebounds and four assists on 3/14 vs. Bucknell ... Tallied 13 points, five boards and three assists on 3/10 vs. Colorado in Pac-12 title game ... Collected 12 points and three steals vs. Oregon State on 3/9 ... Posted 25 points (12-of-14 FT), 12 rebounds and three steals in 40 minutes vs. UCLA on 3/8 in Pac-12 Tournament ... Collected 16 points, four assists and a season-high three steals on 3/4 at Arizona State ... Tallied 13 points and four boards in a season-high 39 minutes vs. UCLA on 2/25 ... Equaled a season high with two steals to go with five boards on 2/23 vs. USC ... Attempted a career-high 13 FT en route to 13 points and 10 boards at Washington on 2/18 ... Tallied 11 points, five rebounds and five assists on 2/16 at Washington State ... Registered 14 points and eight rebounds on 2/11 vs. Utah ... Posted 16 points, a career-high 14 rebounds and three assists on 2/9 vs. Colorado ... Collected 10 points, eight rebounds and a season-high two steals on 2/4 at Stanford ... Tallied six points and a season-low two rebounds on 2/2 at California ... Scored 19 of his career-high 28 points (9-of-10 FG) in the second half on 1/28 vs. Washington, including eight of UA’s last 12 points to go with 11 rebounds ... Equaled career highs with three treys and 11 boards en route to 17 points and 11 rebounds on 1/26 vs. Washington State ... Posted a double-double (10 pts/10 reb.) and equaled a career high with two blocks on 1/21 at Colorado ... Collected five points and four rebounds on 1/19 at Utah ... Scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to go with seven boards and two steals on 1/14 vs. Oregon ... Collected eight boards and five assists on 1/12 in overtime win over Oregon State ... Posted 11 points, 10 rebounds and equaled a season high with two steals on 1/8 at USC ... Notched his fourth double-double with 16 points and a career-high 11 rebounds vs. UCLA on 1/5 ... Collected his third double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds vs. Arizona State on 12/31 ... Posted 13 points (career high 14 FGA), seven boards and four assists vs. Bryant on 12/22 ... Collected his second double-double of the season with a career-high 23 points (8-of-10 FG) and 11 rebounds on 12/20 vs. Oakland ... Registered six points and six rebounds vs. Gonzaga on 12/17 ... Posted 13 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals on 12/10 vs. Clemson ... Hit three FTs with four seconds remaining to force overtime at Florida on 12/7, where he added a pair of blocks ... Collected 15 points, seven boards (4 OR) and three assists vs. Northern Arizona on 12/3 ... Posted 12 points, six rebounds and a career-high seven assists on 11/29 at New Mexico State ... Six of his 12 FGA vs. San Diego State on 11/23 were from behind the arc (made one), but finished with 14 points and nine rebounds ... Hit a season-high six FGs en route to 12 points and nine rebounds on 11/18 vs. Mississippi State ... Registered 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists on 11/17 vs. St. John’s ... Posted his first career double-double (16 pts./11 reb.) vs. Ball State on 11/13 to go with three assists and a block ... Collected nine rebounds and an four assists on 11/9 vs. Duquesne ... Hit only 2-of-6 shots, but finished with eight points, four boards and three assists on 11/7 vs. Valparaiso.

 Sophomore (2010-11):  One of three Cats to start every game (Williams/Jones) ... Averaged 9.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament ... Coach Miller has called Hill UA’s most improved player since last year ... A versatile player with great vision and expanding range on his shot ... Named to iBN Sports Las Vegas Invitational all-tournament team after averaging 11.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in event’s four games ... Collected 10 rebounds (six offensive) and four assists vs. Connecticut on 3/26 in NCAA West Regional Final ... Registered 13 points (5-of-8 FG) and five boards vs. Duke on 3/24 ... Notched career-best totals of seven FGs and 12 FGA en route to 16 points, eight boards and two assists vs. Texas on 3/20 ... Tallied seven points, five boards and three steals vs. Memphis in NCAA Tournament on 3/18 ... Totaled 12 points, three boards and an assist on 3/12 vs. Washington ... Collected three offensive boards and two assists on 3/11 vs. USC ... Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds (first game in double figures) to go with nine points and two assists at Pac-10 Tournament vs. Oregon State on 3/10 ... Equaled a career high with six FGs to finish with 14 points and four boards on 3/5 vs. Oregon ... Posted his fifth game in double figures in Pac-10 play with 10 points on 3/3 vs. Oregon State ... Managed just one FG in five attempts at UCLA on 2/26 ... Hit a trey and added a steal on 2/24 at USC ... Tallied eight points, seven boards and three assists on 2/19 vs. Washington, including the decisive bucket with 22 ticks to go ... Finished in double figures for the first time in seven games on 2/17 vs. Washington State after totaling 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting ... Collected six boards on 2/13 at Arizona State ... Grabbed six rebounds and passed out two assists in triple OT win at California on 2/5 ... Posted six points, six boards and two assists on 2/3 at Stanford ... Passed our four assists on 1/29 vs. USC ... Equaled a career-high with two treys to finish with eight points and an assist on 1/27 vs. UCLA ... Collected five points and a steal on 1/22 at Washington State ... Had 12 points at Washington on 1/20 ... Hit 7-of-8 FTs to finish with 11 points and four boards on 1/15 vs. Arizona State ... Tallied nine points and seven rebounds on 1/9 vs. Stanford ... Collected eight points, four rebounds and two assists on 1/6 vs. California ... His five boards on 1/2 at Oregon State was his most in four games ... Posted 11 points and three rebounds at Oregon on 12/30 ... Recorded five points and four rebounds vs. Robert Morris on 12/22 ... Notched a career-high four steals on 12/19 at N.C. State to go with seven points and five rebounds ... Hit a big trey with 1:51 to go on 12/16 vs. Northern Arizona that gave UA a late two-point lead ... Collected three rebounds on 12/11 vs. BYU ... Tallied nine points, four boards, two assists and zero turnovers vs. Cal State Fullerton on 12/8 ... Scored all 10 of his points in the second half vs. Oklahoma on 12/5 ... Collected six points, five boards and three assists on 12/1 at Rice ... Finished with nine points, five boards and four assists vs. Kansas on 11/27 ... Posted his first career 20-point game on the strength of 1-of-12 FTs in 27 minutes vs. Santa Clara on 11/26 ... Grabbed a team-high six boards on 11/23 vs. Bethune-Cookman ... Collected 11 points, four assists and three steals on 11/21 vs. Northern Colorado ... Posted 10 points, five boards and three assists on 11/18 vs. New Mexico State ... Equaled a career high with eight boards to go with 10 points (4-of-7 FG) on 11/14 vs. Idaho State.

 Freshman (2009-10):  Worked hard to drop about 25 pounds in the preseason ... Had 147 points in his last 26 games (5.7 ppg) after totaling 60 in his first five ... Collected eight points, seven rebounds and two steals on 3/11 vs. UCLA in Pac-10 Tournament ... Finished with 12 points (four in OTs) on 3/6 vs. USC, his first double-figure effort in eight games ... Tallied four points to go with season-high totals of three steals and one block vs. UCLA on 3/4 ... Hit 4-of-6 FGs to go with seven boards on 2/27 at Stanford ... Moved back into the starting lineup for the first time since Jan. 14 and responded with five points, four assists and a block on 2/25 at California ... Collected four points and an assist on 2/21 vs. Arizona State ... Held scoreless for the first time in nine games on 2/13 vs. Oregon State ... Registered eight points, four boards and two assists on 2/11 vs. Oregon ... Hit all three FTs and grabbed four boards on 2/6 at Washington State ... Posted 12 points – his first double-figure effort since Dec. 28 – to go with seven rebounds and three assists at Washington on 2/4 ... Collected two boards vs. California on 1/31 ... Grabbed a UA season-high five offensive rebounds vs. Stanford on 1/28 ... Collected his third trey of the season to go with four assists and a block on 1/23 at Arizona State ... Two of five boards at Oregon on 1/16 were offensive ... Grabbed six boards on 1/14 at Oregon State ... Limited to three rebounds and three assists on 1/10 vs. Washington due to foul trouble ... His tip-in with 13 seconds to go tied the Washington State game on 1/8 ... Posted six points, five assists, three assists and a pair of steals on 1/2 at UCLA ... Had six rebounds and a season high three trey attempts on 12/31 at USC ... Collected his first career trey and block to go with 13 points on 12/28 vs. BYU ... Hit 4-of-7 FGs to finish with 11 points and two steals on 12/23 vs. North Carolina State ... Collected a season-high five assists to go with seven boards on 12/21 vs. Lipscomb ... Played 33 minutes at San Diego State on 12/12 ...  Hit 6-of-8 FGs en route to 14 points and six boards on 12/9 vs. Louisiana Tech ... Recorded five points and three rebounds on 12/6 at Oklahoma ... Held scoreless for the first time in his career (0-5 FG), but grabbed seven boards on 12/2 vs. UNLV ... Finished in double-figures in his first two college games ... Hit 9-of-9 FTs to finish with a team-high 17 points vs, Vanderbilt on 11/25 ... Posted six rebounds and two assists on 11/24 vs. Colorado ... Tallied seven points, seven boards and two steals vs. Wisconsin on 11/23 ... Hit 6-of-11 FG en route to 12 points and two assists on 11/19 vs. Rice ... Equaled the ninth-highest freshman debut in school history with 17 points to go with eight rebounds and two assists on 11/15 vs. Northern Arizona.

 High School:  Hill was tabbed a four-star recruit by espn.com with a grade of 92 ... Averaged 10.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game as a junior and competed in the LeBron James Skills Academy in 2008 ... A two-time Los Angeles all-City selection and a third-team all-state pick in 2009 ... Follows other notable Los Angeles City Section to play for Arizona: Anthony Cook, 1985-89; Chris Mills, 1990-93; Gilbert Arenas, 1999-2001; and Hassan Adams, 2002-06 ... Ranked as the No. 28 overall prospect in the country and the No. 3 small forward by rivals.com ... Averaged 16.2 points, 11.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game as a senior ... His Fairfax team, coached by Harvey Kitani, finished the season ranked 24th nationally and fourth in California.

Personal:  Born March 18, 1991, in Harvey, Ill. … Full name is Solomon Jamar Hill … Son of Solomon Crawford and LaVerne Hill … A history major ... Lists hobbies as computer games.
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