Former Arizona commitment Solomon Hill won't play for the Wildcats next year, but the 6-foot-6, 210-pound small forward from Los Angeles Fairfax will play in the Pac-10.
After looking eastward at schools like Georgetown, Kansas State and Kentucky, Hill has decided to stay in Los Angeles and play for USC.
"USC was my number two school the first go around," said Hill. "Now I look at it as a chance to stay home and play, and USC plays the type of ball I like to play. Everyone gets to touch the ball. They don't just run sets for one or two players."
Hill also is intrigued by Coach Floyd's plans to use him as a primary ball handler.
"Coach Floyd said he wanted me to play a lot of point guard," he said. "I'll play other positions also. It really doesn't matter with me because I'm happy with anyway that I can get on the court."
Hill, the No. 3 ranked small forward and No. 28 ranked overall prospect in the Rivals150, is the last of the former 2009 Arizona commitments to decide on a school. Five-star prospect Abdul Gaddy also opted to stay close to his home and attend Washington, and four-star prospect Mike Moser chose UCLA.
Solomon Hill scouting report:
Besides being a physical defender and rebounder, Hill also a steady ball handler. Along with creating plays with his ball handling in the open court, Hill also has an intriguing ability to attack the basket with a quick first step and then find the open man on the perimeter with a kick-out pass. As a scorer his three-point shot is improving, but he is best when headed towards the basket. In the end, what makes him so valuable is Hill's ability to play any position from point guard to power forward depending on the match up.