Incoming Exeter Post-Grad Commits to Wisconsin
August 9th, 2012
New England Recruiting Report
Jordan Hill is heading to the Big 10 after a big summer on the AAU circuit.
Jordan Hill, a six-foot-three guard from Pasadena, California, will spend next year at Phillips Exeter Academy for a post-graduate season and then head to the University of Wisconsin, after making a verbal commitment to Badgers’ head coach Bo Ryan on Tuesday.
Hill made his first appearance in New England back in early June when he attended the Yale Elite Camp. At the time, the athletic playmaking guard looked like a solid Ivy League prospect, but few could have predicted his recruitment would skyrocket so quickly.
Hill plays his AAU basketball with the BTI Pump N Run and head coach Robert Icart, the same program that has developed a plethora of other local high academic prep products including Jordan Borucki (Kent/American), Peter McMillan (NMH/Cornell), Kenechukwi Obi (South Kent/Depaul), Jabari Trotter (Phillips Exeter/Dartmouth), Hector Harold (NMH/Vermont), Kieran Ramsey (South Kent/Southern Connecticut), and Ryan Olivier (NMH/Siena).
One of BTI Pump N Run’s first stops this summer was the King James Showcase in Chicago, where Hill first caught the attention of the Wisconsin staff.
"Jordan Hill ended up having the game of his life," Icart told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He is always great defensively, but he was phenomenal offensively. He made every open three. He got to the basket. He had double-digit assists."
Hill picked up the Wisconsin offer shortly after the Showcase came to an end and visited the campus unofficially last week before making his verbal commitment on Tuesday.
Known as a fantastic on-the-ball defender, Hill averaged 14.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game last year at Pasadena La Salle High School and was also being recruited by Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Florida Gulf Coast, Kent State, Santa Clara, and Yale.