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Solomon Hill

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Background

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Selected by Indiana in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft…Signed as a free agent by New Orleans on 7/21/16.

2015-16 Season:
In 59 games (three starts), averaged 4.2 points, 1.0 assist, 2.8 rebounds and 0.6 steals in 14.7 minutes per game while shooting 44.7% from the floor, 32.4% from 3-point range and 85.7% from the foul line…Scored in double-figures in seven contests and rebounded in double-figures twice…Recorded a double-double 4/10 vs. BKN, scoring 13 points and trying a career high with 12 rebounds…Scored a season high 25 points 4/13 at MIL…Appeared in all seven of Indiana’s playoff contests, averaging 7.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 28.3 minutes per game.

PROFESSIONAL:
In three seasons with the Pacers (2013-16), he holds career averages of 6.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in 169 appearances (81 starts)…Has shot 40.9 percent from the field, 32.5 percent from three-point range and 83.1 percent from the free throw line over his career…

2014-15:
The only Pacer to appear in all 82 games during the 2014-15 regular season, he started 78 games while averaging 8.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 29.0 minutes per game…Finished the season shooting 39.6 percent from the field, 32.7 percent from three-point range and 82.4 percent from the free throw line…Scored in double figures in 39 games with three games of 20 or more points…Recorded a team-high 66 steals…Surpassed his scoring, rebounding and assist totals from his rookie season in the first nine games of the regular season…Scored 10 or more points in 13 the 15 games in November, averaging 13.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game … Finished with a career-high 28 points on 10-for-19 shooting against Washington, 11/8…Posted the first double-double of his NBA career with 21 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in the win at Chicago, 11/15…Dished out a career-high six assists in five games, most recently in the win over Dallas, 3/29…

2013-14:
Appeared in 28 games in his rookie season, posting averages of 1.7 points and 1.5 rebounds in 7.9 minutes per game…Finished the season shooting 42.5 percent from the field and sank six of his seven attempts from the free throw line, 85.7 percent …In the final regular season game at Orlando, he played a season-high 28 minutes, scored five points on 2-for-6 shooting (1-2 3FG) and pulled down a season-high five rebounds in the win…Played the final eight minutes of the loss at Houston, 3/7, finishing with a season-high eight points as he hit all three of his field goal attempts, including two three-pointers…Made his NBA debut in the season opener against Orlando, 10/29, finishing with one rebound in eight minutes off the bench…Scored his first career-points on a first-quarter layup in the win over the Cavaliers, 11/2…Was placed on the inactive list for two games as he served an assignment with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Developmental League from Dec. 28 – Jan. 1…Averaged 17.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the field in two appearances with the Mad Ants…Missed two games due to injury with a sore lower back, April 4-6…Received 23 DNP-CDs and was on the inactive list by coach’s decision for 27 games.



COLLEGE (University of Arizona, 2009-13):
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)...College (University of Arizona, 2009-13): 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)...

Senior (2012-13):
First-Team All-PAC-12...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)…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...Tallied 20 of his season-high 23 points in the second half vs. Stanford on 2/6...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...Registered his first double-double of the season (13th career) with 13 points and 10 rebounds on 1/24 vs. UCLA...

Junior (2011-12):
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 all-conference selection...Tied for the team lead with 12 double-doubles...One of three Pac-12 players to win player-of-the-week honors twice...Attempted a career-high 13 FT en route to 13 points and 10 boards at Washington on 2/18...Posted 16 points, a career-high 14 rebounds and three assists on 2/9 vs. Colorado...Scored 19 of his career-high 28 points (9-of-10 FG) in the second half on 1/28 vs. Washington, to go with 11 rebounds ... Posted his first career double-double (16 pts/11 reb) vs. Ball State on 11/13...

Sophomore (2010-11):
One of three Cats to start every game... Averaged 9.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament...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 in NCAA West Regional Final...Registered 13 points (5-8 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...Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds (first game in double figures) vs. Oregon State on 3/10...Posted his first career 20-point game on the strength of 11-of-12 FTs in 27 minutes vs. Santa Clara on 11/26...Freshman (2009-10): Had 147 points in his last 26 games (5.7 ppg) after totaling 60 in his first five...Posted 12 points – his first double-figure effort since Dec. 28 –to go with seven rebounds and three assists at Washington on 2/4...Grabbed a UA season-high five offensive rebounds vs. Stanford on 1/28...Collected a season-high five assists to go with seven boards on 12/21 vs. Lipscomb...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...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.Senior (2012-13): First-Team All-PAC-12...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)…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...Tallied 20 of his season-high 23 points in the second half vs. Stanford on 2/6...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...Registered his first double-double of the season (13th career) with 13 points and 10 rebounds on 1/24 vs. UCLA...Junior (2011-12): 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 all-conference selection...Tied for the team lead with 12 double-doubles...One of three Pac-12 players to win player-of-the-week honors twice...Attempted a career-high 13 FT en route to 13 points and 10 boards at Washington on 2/18...Posted 16 points, a career-high 14 rebounds and three assists on 2/9 vs. Colorado...Scored 19 of his career-high 28 points (9-of-10 FG) in the second half on 1/28 vs. Washington, to go with 11 rebounds ... Posted his first career double-double (16 pts/11 reb) vs. Ball State on 11/13...Sophomore (2010-11): One of three Cats to start every game... Averaged 9.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament...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 in NCAA West Regional Final...Registered 13 points (5-8 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...Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds (first game in double figures) vs. Oregon State on 3/10...Posted his first career 20-point game on the strength of 11-of-12 FTs in 27 minutes vs. Santa Clara on 11/26...

Freshman (2009-10):
Had 147 points in his last 26 games (5.7 ppg) after totaling 60 in his first five...Posted 12 points – his first double-figure effort since Dec. 28 –to go with seven rebounds and three assists at Washington on 2/4...Grabbed a UA season-high five offensive rebounds vs. Stanford on 1/28...Collected a season-high five assists to go with seven boards on 12/21 vs. Lipscomb...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...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.



PERSONAL: His full name is Solomon Jamar Hill…Went to high school in Los Angeles at Fairfax High School where he was tabbed a 4-star recruit and competed in the LeBron James Skills Academy in 2008…His Senior year of High School he averaged 16.2 ppg, 11.7 rpg, and 5.1 apg while leading his team to a national ranking of 24 and state ranking of 4th…Majored in History at the University of Arizona…Lists hobbies as computer games.
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Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 225 lbs./ 102.1 kg
Born: March 18, 1991
From: Arizona
Draft: 2016
NBA Debut: 2013
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Indiana Pacers 2013 - 2015
Prior to NBA/Country: Arizona/USA

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