Just a few days ago, Jamere Hill earned his first division one scholarship offer from University of Toledo and head coach Tod Kowalczyk. Hill is a 6’3” point guard at Joliet West High School (IL). 

When asked how it was to be offered by Toledo, Hill said “it felt good to get my first offer, at first I didn’t know how to react.” When talking about the MAC school, Hill stated that he liked their facilities, gym, and game atmosphere. As well, he added that he liked Toledo’s coaching staff. 

While Toledo may be Hill’s only offer, it is far from his only college interest. Other schools that he has talked with include Bradley, Hofstra, Presbyterian, South Dakota, Southern Illinois Edwardsville, St. Bonaventure, and UIC. To date, Toledo has been the only school he has visited but he is planning on visiting both Bradley and Southern Illinois Edwardsville.

With his skills on both sides of the ball, he has been a popular name amongst college coaches. Offensively, the athletic and versatile guard is at his best attacking the basket with his quickness plus shifty moves with the basketball. As well he has become a more dynamic scoring threat this season with a highly improved shot from the perimeter. The guard is also a tough on ball defender with his length and quickness. 

For his future school, there are a few different things Hill is looking for on the court. “In a college program, I look for coaches that hold all their players accountable and want their players to get to that next level. I also want to be on a team where players like being around each other…I just want to be comfortable. 

With Hill, Joliet West is having a stellar season so far with a 15-2 record. However, the guard is eyeing some bigger things to finish off his high school career, “goal for this season is to win a state championship.” While it took Hill some time to earn his first offer, don’t expect it to be his last.