June 20, 2024

Justin Hill, a Longwood transfer who averaged 14 points, announces SEC destination

Justin Hill, a Longwood transfer who averaged 14 points, announces SEC destination

Justin Hill, a Longwood transfer who averaged 14 points this past season, has announced his new school in the SEC.

Hill entered the portal on March 22 and received interest West Virginia, Vanderbilt, UNLV, Oklahoma, Colorado State and VCU. He announced on social media that he has committed

Hill also contributed 4.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists and shot 41 percent from the field and 33 percent from 3-point range in 33 games. The Lancers fell to Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA Tournament when Hill had a team-high 13 points.

Here’s a part of his Longwood bio:

Coming off a breakout freshman season that was one of Longwood’s best debuts in the program’s Division I era…an athletic and physical scoring guard with an explosive first step who fearlessly attacks the rim…has tremendous leaping ability…improved his outside shooting ability immensely during his first year in the Lancer program…a second-generation Division I talent whose parents were both record-setting guards…mother, Donna Holt Hill, was an All-American and ACC Player of the Year at Virginia, while father, Keith, was an All-Big West first-team honoree at New Mexico State and the program’s assist record-holder.

2020-21: Named to the Big South All-Freshman Team…had one of the best freshman campaigns in Longwood men’s basketball history, ranking among the program’s top two of the Division I era in both points and assists per game…his 11.0 points per game trailed only Michael Kessens’ freshman benchmark of 13.7 in 2012-13, while his 4.2 assists trailed only Lucas Woodhouse’s 5.5 that same year…named Big South Freshman of the Week three times…finished No. 2 among Big South freshmen in scoring and assists and No. 3 in rebounding…ranked fifth in the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio…had a pair of 20-point games, including 25 in a win over reigning Big South champion Gardner-Webb (Feb. 12)…appeared in 27 games with 10 starts…averaged 11.0 points, 4.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 26.7 minutes per game…posted a 1.30 assist-to-turnover ratio with 83 times and just 64 giveaways…shot .430 (108-of-251) from the field and .329 (24-lf-73) from three-point range…also shot .725 (58-of-80) from the free throw line and finished second on the team in both made free throws and free throw attempts…swiped 23 steals, second most on the team…scored in double figures 13 times…finished one point shy of a double-double against North Carolina A&T, dishing a career-high 11 assists and scoring nine points (Dec. 8)…posted his first 20-point game in a win over High Point (Jan. 20)…