It’s been a long wait for Justice Hill to sign with the Hogs but today it’s official. He committed to play for Mike Anderson back in 2016, but with National Signing Day here, he put pen to paper to play with Arkansas.
The 5’11”, 175 lbs. point guard signs from Little Rock Christian and was AAU teammates with current Hogs Desi Sills, Ethan Henderson, and Isaiah Joe. He chose the Hogs over interest from Oklahoma State, Virginia, UConn, and others, but that wasn’t the only competition to get him. He had offers to play football at Auburn and Memphis as well. Both Bret Bielema and Chad Morris have also expressed interest in having him join the football team be Hill looks committed to playing basketball.
Right now he’s the only player committed in the class of 2019 because, well, simply put there isn’t any room. Unless something big changes the only expected departure from this season will be Daniel Gafford to the NBA Draft. With no seniors on the roster, the only way for another scholarship to open up would be a transfer, which is still possible so Anderson and staff won’t be shutting things down completely, they’ll just have a much greater focus on the 2020 class, which includes big names like Moses Moody and Gerald Doakes showing interest in the Hogs.
Hill will graduate high school this semester and will join the Hogs in January. He won’t be able to play this season but the added time to practice with teammates, some of whom he’s already familiar with, will be a big help for the 2019-20 season.