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Hill rises with impressive climb

From obscurity last year, Arizona big man has risen to a potential No. 3 pick

Updated: May 22, 2009, 10:45 AM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Among the most improbable storylines of the NBA draft has been the rise of Arizona's Jordan Hill. The lanky, 6-foot-10 rebounding machine shot up our Big Board with a breakout junior season at Arizona.

Back in July, I ranked Hill as the 13th-best prospect in this year's draft, and to be honest, it seemed like a stretch. He was coming off a solid sophomore season, having averaged 13 points and eight rebounds, but he was perpetually in foul trouble. His NBA future looked ...

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