Participated in the 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team October minicamp.
Member of the 2015 USA Basketball U16 National Team that captured the gold medal with a perfect 5-0 record at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. Played in all five games, averaged 8.6 points and 5.0 rebounds a game, shot 88.2 percent (15-17 FGs) from the field and .650 percent from the foul line.
Named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team on May 26, 2015.
High School Notes
Attends Centennial High School (Calif.), where he helped lead his team in 2014-15 to a 26-6 record and the CIF Southern Section Regional title; averaged 6.5 ppg., 5.8 rpg. and 1.3 bpg.
As a freshman in 2013-14, Centennial went 29-4, captured the Big VIII League championship and finished as the CIF Division 1 runners-up.
Son of Tanisa and George Hill, has one sister, Tatianna (19).
Father played basketball at Kansas State.
Goes by the nickname “J.”
Started playing basketball when he was 4.
Favorite USA National Team athletes: Kobe Bryant and Anthony Davis.
Top five movies of all time: Seven Pounds, Windtalkers, Lone Survivor, Django Unchained and Friday.
Favorite non-sports website: YouTube.com.
Favorite sports website: BallisLife.com.
Must-have pregame meal or snack: Sour Patch Kids.
Has a: male papillon/poodle mix named Jordan and a female Chihuahua/terrier mix named Jocelyn.
Favorite app: Twitter.
Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
Favorite basketball player of all time: Kobe Bryant.
Favorite basketball team: Golden State Warriors.
Favorite Olympian: Anthony Davis.
Best player ever faced: Stanley Johnson.
Last book read for pleasure: Divergent.
Would compare his game to: Anthony Davis.
Wears No. 33 because: it is the number his dad wore in college.
Away from the court, enjoys: listening to music and reading.
Most people don’t know: he is only 15 going into his junior year of high scool.