INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Indiana Pacers introduced their first round draft pick, Solomon Hill, a former Arizona forward, on Monday.
"It was an emotional moment for me especially being a four year player, having a chance to go in the first round and play for a great organization," Hill said. "I am just trying to run with the opportunity."
Hill's parents sat alongside head coach Frank Vogel during the introduction.
"It still hasn't really hit me, it's just so amazing," LaVerne Hill, Solomon's mother, said. "I'm just so proud of him because he's been working hard and he's been dedicated, so I'm glad everything is panning out for him."
Newly crowned Pacers president Larry Bird was confident that given the right opportunity, Hill will be able to succeed.
"There's going to be a lot of kids who were drafted this year that are good players, but the teams they go to are not the right fit," Bird said. "We feel he is the right fit for our team, and if he is the right fit and he feels comfortable, he's going to play better."
Hill will participate on the Pacer's summer league team, which begins Sunday, July 7.
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