George Hill chose youth basketball camp over Team USA
George Hill told Team USA that he wouldn't be able to attend their elite training camp for young players in Las Vegas due to "a scheduling conflict."
That scheduling conflict? A youth camp he hosts, touring cities on the Texas border between the United States and Mexico.
On one hand, it's extremely honorable that the 27-year-old upheld his commitment to children he'd promised he'd help: he's done the camps in South Texas since being drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in 2009. He'd committed to the camps before getting the invite from Team USA.
Hill, a late first-round pick in 2008, has come into his own with the Indiana Pacers, going from a player with few skills besides rangy defense to an all-around player, averaging 14.2 points and 4.7 points as his hometown team's starting point guard this year. He could be useful with a USA squad, but they're likely set at point guard with players like Derrick Rose, Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving showing commitment, not to mention John Wall, Damian Lillard, and other younger players in the mix.
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