We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Prashant Hill of Cannon School.
We’ve seen Hill various times over the last year, including at our NC Phenom 150 Camp, where we stated, “Finishing up, we look at a player that was easily among the most impressive long-term prospect in attendance, Prashant Hill. He’s a big, strong-bodied forward/post prospect with an advanced feel for his age, both in terms of skill and approach. Hill can operate on the block, high post, or spot-up from beyond the arc and apply tremendous offensive pressure. He’s an exceptional rebounder with great defensive timing and the ability to run the floor properly in transition. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him an even tougher matchup for opposing forwards/big men. Coach Washington on Hill: “The young 2023 prospect is long and can shoot the ball really well for his age and size. Prashant hit a bunch of three-pointers. I would like to get stronger and handle the ball more often but he has plenty of time. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for this young man.” Hill was among the most impressive prospects, especially for his age, and should be monitored closely by college coaches going forward.”
Hill is coming off a quality freshman season where he offered a steady two-way presence and continually got better throughout the year. He’s a big, sturdy post prospect with great size, touch, and understanding of how to make plays without requiring the ball in his hands. Hill utilizes his body well to battle on the glass, secure rebounds, and alter shots around the paint. He runs the floor well in transition, finishes well at the basket, and can pass out of the post to open teammates. Hill isn’t going to force the action or do anything outside of the team concept, and should only continue trending upward for these next few years. He’s still just scratching the surface of his long-term abilities. College coaches would be wise to start laying groundwork sooner than later.