Bo Ryan and the Badgers received their third oral commitment for the 2013 class on Tuesday. Jordan Hill, a 6-3 guard out of Pasadena, California, joins a recruiting class that already includes Bronson Koenig and Riley Dearring. Hill has already graduated from high school, so he will play at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire this season, before he attends UW in 2013.
Hill made a great impression on Wisconsin's coaches in an AAU tournament this summer, which led to a quick scholarship offer, according to Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal. Polzin also said Hill made an unofficial visit to Madison last week that apparently sealed the deal, as it didn't take long for him to make a verbal commitment.
You won't be overly impressed by the list of other schools that offered scholarships to Hill — including Kent State, Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, Leigh and Florida Gulf Coast — but Ryan's quick decision to offer a scholarship shows his confidence in Hill's potential. Due to NCAA regulations, Ryan can't comment on his latest commit until he signs a National Letter of Intent in November, but the director of Hill's AAU team had all good things to say about his former player.
It's tough to gauge Hill as a player, given the fact no major scouting sites have rated him yet, but he averaged an impressive 14.4 and 7.5 rebounds per game last season at Pasadena La Salle High School.
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