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Video: Solomon Hill's four-year journey is worthwhile

Solomon Hill's four-year journey is a rare one in college basketball, but it's a story about a process that could have the Arizona Wildcats forward selected in the 2013 NBA draft.

Arizona Wildcats forward Solomon Hill began as a starter for Sean Miller's team, but despite the college basketball landscape being an era of one-and-dones and transfers, he's stayed the course.

Now a senior, Hill is averaging 13.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He's shooting 39.3 percent from the three-point arc and most notably slimmed down as he moved to the perimeter this season.

Hill's resume has, most importantly, experience and versatility written all over it. Although Hill doesn't have elite athleticism or a go-to definition of his game, it's his basketball IQ and his lack of a glaring weakness that has him in position to be a nice piece in the NBA.

RELATED: Solomon Hill's draft profile

Because the Wildcats have been winning, Hill's recognition is rising. He's listed as the third Pac-12 player to go in the 2013 mock draft assembled at DraftExpress.com -- only Shabazz Muhammad and Andre Roberson are above Hill -- and though that has something to do with the talent level in the conference, it's also about Hill's growth. DraftExpress has Hill going ninth in the second round and 39th overall in the draft.