Boston Celtics Draft Prospects: Solomon Hill

By Rob Lunder
Boston Celtics, Solomon Hill
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The Boston Celtics could venture out west for their next draft pick this summer and their target could be Arizona Wildcats senior forward Solomon Hill, a do everything type of player.  Having another strong season under head coach Sean Miller, the Celtics could be interested in him for a number of reasons.  He is ready now and can do a little bit of everything.  It wouldn’t be a high upside pick, but he certainly could step into some NBA rotation and make an impact.

Hill originally committed to USC coming out of high school, but switched verbal commitments to Arizona after a coaching change at Southern California.  Miller stole three commitments from USC due to that change, and it helped shape Arizona’s program considerably.  Current Minnesota Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams was another casualty that found himself in Tucson due to the coaching change.

As mentioned previously, Hill is a combo forward who can play in the backcourt at times as well.  He is very similar to current Celtic Jeff Green, just a much poorer man’s version.  Green has been in the league for a number of years now so that is understandable.  Hill is a capable shooter but is more of a driver and slasher who has an effective mid-range game to work with as well.

Will the Celtics take a hard look at Hill?  It is hard to tell.  Ultimately, he probably fits a team like the Miami Heat who will be picking at the back end of the first round and can take a guy who could help their rotation immediately, similar to the Golden State Warriors selection of Draymond Green last summer.

The Celtics will take a look at Solomon Hill, but it is unclear whether they will have a fit with the rising senior.


Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports.  For all Celtics news go to the team home page on Rant Sports.  Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18

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