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Hill Named to Wooden Award Preseason Watch List
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 11/08/2012
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Nov. 8, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona men's basketball player Solomon Hill has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top-50, announced today by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

The list is comprised of 50 student-athletes who, based on last year's individual performance and team records, are under consideration for college basketball's player-of-the-year award.

A 6-foot-7, 220-pound senior forward from Los Angeles, Calif., Hill averaged 12.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game to go with a .500 (151-of-302) field goal percentage year. He scored in double figures 27 times, and had three 20-point games and 12 double-doubles to his credit.

He ranked 16th in the Pac-12 Conference in scoring, second in rebounding and 13th in field goal percentage. Hill was a first-team all-conference and NABC all-District 20 selection in 2011-12.

Hill scored a career-high 28 points on Jan. 28 vs. Washington. He is one of four Pac-12 players on the list.

In March, the National Ballot, consisting of approximately 20 top players who have proven to their universities that they are also making progress toward graduation and maintaining a cumulative 2.0 GPA, will go out to voters to select the winner, as well as the Wooden Award All-America team.

The 37th annual Wooden Award ceremony, which will include the announcement of the Men's and Women's Wooden Award winner, and the presentation of the Wooden Award All-American Teams and the Legends of Coaching Award, will take place the weekend of April 12-13, 2013.

The 11th-ranked Wildcats open the regular season on Sunday, Nov. 11, against Charleston Southern in McKale Center at 4 p.m. MST. The contest will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.

2012-13 John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50

Name

Height

Class

Position

University

Conference

Keith Appling

6-1

Jr.

G

Michigan State

Big Ten

Chane Behanan

6-6

So.

F

Louisville

Big East

Kenny Boynton

6-2

Sr.

G

Florida

SEC

Lorenzo Brown

6-5

Jr.

G

North Carolina State

ACC

Trey Burke

6-0

So.

G

Michigan

Big Ten

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

6-5

So.

G

Georgia

SEC

Isaiah Canaan

6-1

Sr.

G

Murray State

Ohio Valley

Jack Cooley

6-9

Sr.

F

Notre Dame

Big East

D.J. Cooper

6-0

Sr.

G

Ohio University

Mid-American

Vincent Council

6-2

Sr.

G

Providence

Big East

Allen Crabbe

6-6

Jr.

G

California

Pac-12

Aaron Craft

6-2

Jr.

G

Ohio State

Big Ten

Seth Curry

6-2

Sr.

G

Duke

ACC

Brandon Davies

6-9

Sr.

F

BYU

West Coast

Matthew Dellavedova

6-4

Sr.

G

Saint Mary's

West Coast

Gorgui Dieng

6-11

Jr.

C

Lousville

Big East

Jamaal Franklin

6-5

Jr.

G

San Diego State

Mountain West

Tim Frazier

6-1

Sr.

G

Penn State

Big Ten

Tim Hardaway, Jr.

6-6

Jr.

G

Michigan

Big Ten

Elias Harris

6-8

Sr.

F

Gonzaga

West Coast

Solomon Hill

6-7

Sr.

F

Arizona

Pac-12

Pierre Jackson

5-10

Sr.

G

Baylor

Big 12

Elijah Johnson

6-4

Sr.

G

Kansas

Big 12

Sean Kilpatrick

6-4

Jr.

G/F

Cincinnati

Big East

C.J. Leslie

6-9

Jr.

F

North Carolina State

ACC

James Michael McAdoo

6-9

So.

F

North Carolina 

ACC

Ray McCallum

6-3

Jr.

G

Detroit

Horizon League

C.J. McCollum

6-3

Sr.

G

Lehigh

Patriot League

Doug McDermott*

6-8

Jr.

F

Creighton

Missouri Valley

Rodney McGruder

6-4

Sr.

G

Kansas State

Big 12

Tony Mitchell

6-8

So.

F

North Texas

Sun Belt

Mike Moser

6-8

Jr.

F

UNLV

Mountain West

Brock Motum

6-10

Sr.

F

Washington State

Pac-12

Le'Bryan Nash

6-7

So.

G/F

Oklahoma State

Big 12

Brandon Paul

6-4

Sr.

G

Illinois

Big Ten

Mason Plumlee

6-10

Sr.

F

Duke

ACC

Otto Porter

6-8

So.

F

Georgetown

Big East

Phil Pressey

5-11

Jr.

G

Missouri

SEC

André Roberson

6-7

Jr.

F

Colorado

Pac-12

Peyton Siva

6-0

Sr.

G

Louisville

Big East

Michael Snaer

6-5

Sr.

G

Florida State

ACC

Jarnell Stokes

6-8

So.

F

Tennessee

SEC

Adonis Thomas

6-7

So.

G/F

Memphis

Conference USA

Deshaun Thomas

6-7

Jr.

F

Ohio State

Big Ten

Christian Watford

6-9

Sr.

F

Indiana

Big Ten

Jeff Withey

7-0

Sr.

C

Kansas

Big 12

Nate Wolters

6-4

Sr.

G

South Dakota State

Summit League

B.J. Young

6-3

So.

G

Arkansas

SEC

Patric Young

6-9

Jr.

C

Florida

SEC

Cody Zeller

7-0

So.

F

Indiana

Big Ten

 Players listed alphabetically     *indicates player chosen to the 2012 Wooden All American Team

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