Arizona basketball: Jerrett, Hill look to make most of time with NBA teams at draft combine

2013-05-15T20:00:00Z Arizona basketball: Jerrett, Hill look to make most of time with NBA teams at draft combineBy Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 15, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

While appearing in 139 games with the Arizona Wildcats, Solomon Hill played at New York, Maui, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and in seven NCAA tournament contests.

Every one of his games was on some sort of TV, too.

So what, exactly, can the departing UA senior show NBA folks this week at the league’s Chicago combine that they don’t already know?

Probably not much. But a few different eyes will be watching this time, at least. In addition to NBA scouts and GMs, who routinely travel around to watch college players, coaches not involved in the NBA playoffs are expected to be on hand this week.

Arizona’s other participant in Chicago, Grant Jerrett, probably has more to show after making a surprise decision to leave for professional basketball last month. But both Jerrett and Hill will undergo more important showcasing in the weeks ahead when they make participate in individual team workouts.

Although it generates 10 hours of ESPN-family coverage, the NBA combine is decidedly lower profile than the NFL combine. While it is the only place where all of the top prospects are together, except for a few international no-shows, it features no five-on-five play. Just small group drills, skill testing, measurements and interviews.

Read more about the draft combine in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.

NBA combine

  • Where: Chicago
  • TV: ESPNU, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., today and Friday; ESPN2, 11 a.m. to noon, today and Friday

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