Feb 14, 2013; Boulder, CO, USA; Arizona Wildcats forward Solomon Hill (44) looks towards the jumbo tron in the second half of the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at the Coors Events Center. The Buffaloes defeated the Wildcats 71-58. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft 2013: Indiana Pacers Select Solomon Hill


The Indiana Pacers went on a dream run in the Eastern Conference Playoffs and it was a run that ended a game shy of the making a trip to the NBA Finals. But while they didn’t quite make it to the Finals to face the San Antonio Spurs, the Indiana Pacers are in a brilliant position to get better and younger while not missing a beat in terms of being contenders again next season.

So with the 23rd pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Indiana Pacers selected Solomon Hill.

Indiana needed some help shooting as the lack of Danny Granger in the Conference Finals killed them, as did the struggles of Lance Stephenson. But the Pacers really could use youth anywhere on this roster as it’s already one of the youngest in the NBA and has demonstrated an ability to grow together and play together as a young unit.

Continuing that tradition of playing well as a young team is something the Pacers want to see and that’s why Solomon Hill fits in perfectly on this team.

They didn’t need to get a top prospect at 23rd overall as they have a leader in Paul George and a superstar partner flying as his right hand man in Roy Hibbert. Frank Vogel is a coach who has established himself as a guy that can coach up young talent and while Solomon Hill won’t be counted on to perform right away, Vogel will have his time to work him into the system they have and make sure that when he gets minutes, he uses them to grow into the winning team Indiana has right now.

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