Jarvis Hill, the No. 133 ranked player in the class of 2005, has had a strong spring for the Alabama Challenge, raising his stock in the rankings as well as in the eyes of college coaches. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound shooting guard from Starkville (Miss.) High School now has a top four with three offers from SEC schools.
“My top four are NC State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Mississippi State,” said Hill. “All but NC State have offered.”
A top priority for Hill is to play in a college system where the guards have freedom to push the ball up the court and shoot it when open.
“I like how NC State is guard oriented and play high tempo and push the ball,” said Hill.
“At Ole Miss the coaches let you use your talents to the best of your ability. They don’t hold you back.”
“I like the guard history at Tennessee with Vincent Yarbrough and Tony Harris. It’s a good guard school and a good school to go to.”
“I like Mississippi State’s up temp style. They let their guards push the ball. If you can shoot it, then they let you shoot the ball.”
Hill has already visited Tennessee and plans to visit his other three schools with NC State receiving the next visit.
Hill’s next event with the Alabama Challenge will be the Tournament of Champions on Memorial Day weekend.