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 Pacers.com. 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.