Volcano Vista standout guard J’Kwon Hill made it official Tuesday: He’s taking his talents to Las Vegas, New Mexico.
Hill, who was the Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year and led the Hawks to an undefeated championship season as a senior, officially signed his National Letter of Intent to play basketball at New Mexico Highlands University next season.
Approximately 40 people sat in the Volcano Vista High School gym to watch Hill sign his LOI Tuesday night.
VVHS head coach Greg Brown welcomed the crowd and gave a heartfelt speech about Hill’s time at the school, especially praising his star guard for his work ethic.
Then it was time to take pen to paper.
Hill, flanked by his parents, sat at a table surrounded by his various trophies and medals and signed the papers.
“I’m feeling relief,” Hill said. “I’m excited to get to work this summer and get to college.”
The signing capped an eventful senior year for Hill, who also was named Metro Player of the Year and hit two clutch free throws late in the state championship game to force overtime.
As for what kind of player NMHU is getting next season:
“They’re getting a guard who has a great IQ, who can defend and can just lead the team the right way and make the right play and get a bucket if you need to one,” Hill said.
Note: One of Hill’s Volcano Vista teammates will be joining him at NMHU as senior wing Jaden Malone recently committed to the school. Malone will sign his LOI next week.