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Aquinas basketball star Hill picks Marquette

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 1:59 PM
Last updated 10:23 PM
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Aquinas boys basketball star Ahmed Hill has committed to Marquette.

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The four-star prospect, a senior, committed to the Golden Eagles on Saturday while on a visit to the Wisconsin school with his mother, Donna.

“Thanks to all the fans an coaches that have supported me through this process it’s been a great run, but I have committed to Marquette!!” Hill said in a tweet Saturday.

Marquette is coached by Buzz Williams and is coming off an Elite Eight season. The Golden Eagles reached the Sweet Sixteen the previous two seasons.

“I’m proud of him,” said Matt Scott, who is a coach and mentor of Hill. “The main thing I’m happy about is, from his freshman year when he got his first Division I offer until now, he hasn’t changed with all the hype and attention. He hasn’t changed a bit.”

Hill was The Augusta Chronicle’s Georgia Boys Basketball Player of the Year as a junior, averaging around 30 points per game as the Irish reached the Georgia High School Association Class A private state semifinals. He had transferred from Peach County prior to his sophomore season.

The 6-foot-5 guard, who is capable of playing multiple positions because of his size and ability, averaged a double-double in his most recent high school season and already has scored more than 2,000 points in his career. ESPN ranks him No. 51 in his class while Scout places him at No. 73.

Hills’ offer list included Florida, Indiana and Missouri, among many others. Scott said Hill wanted to go to a basketball school and also said Hill’s trip to Marquette was the final push to commit, Scott said.

“I think he had already somewhat made up his mind,” Scott said. “He wanted to see the place for himself.”

Hill went to Instagram later on Saturday to re-state his decision.

“I will be a Golden Eagle next year at Marquette University!! Thank you God for blessing me and my family with this opportunity,” Hill said.


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