Montverde's junior point guard's success rising with leaps and bounds
Florida Rams program director Matt Ramker called him "a consummate winner" and the "number one point guard in America." Five-Star basketball put him neck-and-neck with Mitch McGary for the 2011 Summer Breakout Player of the Year Award. He's that good.
Meet Kasey Hill.
The 6-0, 170-pound junior point guard from Eustis, Florida (Montverde Academy), exploded onto the scene this summer after propelling the relatively obscure Florida Rams Black team to an unblemished 9-0 record and tournament title at the adidas Invitational in Indy, and put an exclamation point on the summer with a strong performance at adidas Nations.
Hill subsequently shot up the rankings chart, where he currently sits at No. 16 overall in the Class of 2013 on ESPNU's list, No. 27 on Rivals and No. 13 on Scout. Both ESPNU and Scout rank him as a top-3 floor leader in that class.
You can be sure college coaches will be trekking to Montverde Academy this winter to watch Hill, where he'll play for newly appointed head coach, Kevin Boyle, formerly of St. Patrick (Elizabeth, NJ), and look to improve on a 22-4 ledger from 2010-11.
Hill's current list includes Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina State and USF.
If you haven't seen Hill play yet, we suggest you check out the reel from Hoopmixtape, which shows off his exceptional athleticism, tight handle, great court vision and ability to attack the basket and finish. According to ESPN's scouting report, he's also a "solid on-ball defender," which the video doesn't show.
Not a bad mix of skills, right?
Now where would you rank Hill in the class of 2013? And among the best PGs in the country?