Salt River High School Eagles basketball player John Hill was named to the Division IV First Team, All-Section. Here, we get to know him a little bit better.
Tribal affiliation: Quechan
Career stats: 953 points, 290 assists and 154 steals
How long have you been playing basketball?
Since I was seven.
What was the highlight of your season?
Winning games by a bigger margin of points. We played together more as a team. We knew what we had to do.
What was the most challenging part of the season?
The playoffs. We knew going into them that if we lost, we were done, so nerves kicked in. Also, waiting for a week to see if we made it to the playoffs; that was a little nerve racking.
What does this award mean to you?
It’s pretty cool. It shows that all the hard work that was put in paid off.
What are your future plans?
I want to go to Scottsdale Community College and then transfer somewhere. I want to study nursing. I got this invitation to play in Australia, so that looks pretty cool. I might play in NABI, I’m not sure yet. Currently I’m playing on a travel team, the Warriors.