First-Round pick Hill signs with Knicks

July 11, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) -First-round draft pick Jordan Hill has signed with the New York Knicks.

The Knicks announced Saturday that they had signed the forward from Arizona. Hill was the eighth overall pick in the draft.

He would earn about $4.3 million over two years under the rookie salary scale.

The 6-foot-10, 235-pound Hill averaged 18.3 points and 11.0 rebounds in his junior year with the Wildcats. He is expected to play for the Knicks' summer league team in Las Vegas starting Tuesday.

Hill is Arizona's 10th Lottery Pick since 1989. Five of those 10 picks have come in the last nine seasons.

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