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Hill climbing into the mainstream

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Greg Hill remains patient. After being the steady backcourt scorer for the SYF Players, one of the most successful AAU teams in the spring and summer, Hill knew his moment would come.
Now at prep school, the Merrilville, Ind., native is spending a year at Bridgton (Me.) Academy to work on his academic standing and hopefully bring in more suitors. So far, so good.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound guard has been a dynamic scoring punch for Bridgton (4-0) so far this season. He showed off a great shooting touch and an ability to slide into the point guard position when needed. He scored 24 points against South Kent on Wednesday night.
Hill saw his AAU teammates Robbie Hummel, Scott Martin and E'Twaun Moore sign with Purdue and Gary McGhee ink with Pittsburgh. Hill's time to ink with a school comes later in the spring and it is looking like he'll have some quality options to choose from.
Since shining at the National Prep Showcase, Hill said he has heard from one high-major school – Illinois.
"They said they have been following me since the summer and the day after the (NPS), they called and said they were looking for another guard that can do what I can do," Hill said. "Bruce Weber told me that he wants to wait and see what my SAT score looks like and that they will be out to see me in a couple of weeks.
"I like the way they use their guards and allow them to shoot the ball. They have a shooter now but they'll need one down the road."
He said he will retake the SAT on Saturday. The results from that test could be the deal breaker for a number of programs. Prior to the NPS, Hill said he said in contact with Nevada, San Jose State and Utah. He officially visited Middle Tennessee State in the fall and has four more trips in his pocket.
"I'm trying to listen to what they have to say and not taking any one out," Hill said. "I want to play somewhere as a freshman and somewhere that I can be comfortable at."
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