On the surface, incoming Florida signees Kasey Hill and Chris Walker didn’t have overwhelming performances at the McDonald’s All-American game.
Hill, who started at point guard for the East squad, had 2 points, 1 assists and 2 turnovers in limited playing time. Walker, meanwhile, had 4 points, 6 rebounds and 1 blocked shot off the bench.
But an NBA scout who watched both Hill and Walker during practices and the game in Chicago remains high on the two players who compose UF’s Class of 2013.
“Kasey Hill, I’ve been following for two years,” the scout said. “He’s a true point guard. He gets the ball where it needs to go. He’s a good passer, he’s got a good handle. Florida had a good season, but I felt like at times the guard play held them back. Kasey will help in that area.”
Asked about Walker, the scout said: “He’s a terrific athlete. He’ll help them on the boards.”
According to ESPN.com’s Dave Telep, Hill was bothered by knee problems heading into the game. The 6-foot-10 Walker showed off his athletic ability by winning the McDonald’s All-American slam dunk contest last Monday.