The Pac-12 selects 10 basketball players as first-team all-conference, and Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller knows one name he wants to see on there.
“Solomon Hill has had an all-conference season,” Miller said on his weekly radio show on 1290-AM (KCUB) on Monday night.
“It would be really disappointing if Solomon wasn’t an All-Pac-12 performer. He’s gotten better and better with each passing week.”
And that includes his 3-point shooting.
Miller notes that San Diego State, in Arizona’s sixth game of the season, didn’t bother to guard Hill, playing off him and letting him shoot. Gonzaga did the same, planting 7-footer Robert Sacre in the lane, taking its chances that Hill wouldn’t make the Bulldogs pay with open jump shots.
That strategy worked: Hill was 1 of 9 from behind the arc in those games, both losses.
“Right now, there would be nobody we would play who would dare do that,” Miller said of leaving Hill unguarded.