George Hill explains Team USA minicamp withdrawal

Jun 1, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill (3) drives to the basket against the Miami Heat during the second half in game six of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

When Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill initially announced he’d be withdrawing from the Team USA minicamp in Las Vegas, he cited a scheduling conflict as the reason. More details about the situation emerged on Thursday when Hill spoke with Scott Agnes of Evidently, Hill had already committed to being an instructor at a basketball camp in Texas and didn’t want to disappoint the children attending the camp:

You always want to do what’s right and make the right decisions. When it came to either trying to do the (National Team minicamp) and letting kids down, my heart is always where the kids are and impacting the community and the future of the kids. I just knew that it was a great opportunity for me to even be invited there, but I always thought it was also a big opportunity for me to keep my word to these kids and continue to be who I am as a person.

Kudos to Hill for putting the desires and the wishes of children ahead of advancing his own career.


Topics: George Hill, Indiana Pacers, Team USA

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