SEATTLE – (Apr. 22) Adding more leadership and experience to his 2017-18 roster, Seattle University men’s basketball head coach Jim Hayford has announced the signing of Wisconsin graduate transfer Jordan Hill.
Hill, a 6-4, 172-pound guard, will earn his undergraduate degree from Wisconsin in May and joins the Redhawks as a graduate student with one year of athletic eligibility.
“Jordan brings leadership to our team and backcourt,” said Hayford. “He is immediately eligible and ready to make an impact. He has played at a very high level in big NCAA Tournament games. He will be well loved and a great addition to the Seattle U community.”
Hailing originally from Pasadena, Calif., Hill played in 76 games during his career as the Badgers reached the NCAA Tournament Final Four twice and the Sweet 16 twice. In 2016-17, Hill averaged 1.5 points and 1.1 rebounds per game as the Badgers reached their second straight Sweet 16.
Hill appeared in 11 games during his rookie season in 2013-14 as the Badgers reached the Final Four. He then redshirted the 2014-15 before returning in 2015-16 to average 2.9 points in 15.6 minutes per game.
A graduate of LaSalle High School in Pasadena, Calif., Hill averaged 15.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 2.0 steals as a senior, earning First Team All-Del Rey League and Second Team All-California Interscholastic Federation honors. He went on to attend Exeter Academy (N.H.) where he led the program to its first-ever NEPSAC Class A championship, averaging 7.5 points, 8.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game.
Hill joins Weber State graduate transfer Richaud Gittens and SMU transfer Dashawn McDowell in Hayford’s first recruiting class.