Juco Point Guard P.J. Hill Commits To Buckeyes

By Chris Lauderback on July 21, 2007 at 10:01 am

Desperate for depth at the point next season, Ohio State is bringing in freshman juco transfer P.J. Hill to help Jamar Butler run the offense. The move comes as somewhat of a surprise however there's no question the Buckeyes are thin at the PG spot. According to The Dispatch, Buckeye assistant coach John Groce watched Hill play just last weekend at a juco camp in Tulsa.

I haven't uncovered much info on the 6'2", 165 pounder but I can share that he helped lead his Midland College Chaparral basketball team to the 2007 NJCAA Championship. On the season, Hill averaged 6.6 pts, 2.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Hill went the juco route after not receiving a D-1 scholarship offer out of high school. It's hard to imagine Hill having a huge impact but it's worth a flyer to bring him in to bridge the gap to PG Noopy Crater's arrival in 2008. The move also keeps Matta from possibly having to play Evan Turner out of position as a PG backup versus his natural spot on the wing. It's worth noting that if Matta was willing to give up a scholarship in '08 and '09 for a juco transfer then he must see something in Hill.