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McKENZIE — McKenzie High School basketball standout Lazarick Hill will continue his playing career with the Bethel University Wildcats.During his senior season with the Rebels, Hill scored 14.6 …
McKENZIE — McKenzie High School basketball standout Lazarick Hill will continue his playing career with the Bethel University Wildcats.
During his senior season with the Rebels, Hill scored 14.6 points per game with a 56.2 field goal percentage.
McKenzie Head Coach John Wilkins told The Banner, “Laz is a high character kid who has really worked himself into being one of the better players in our area. I’m very proud of who Laz is on and off the court. He has really put in the time to develop these past four years and is going to be a tremendous player at the next level. He’s is a competitor and has a high motor. He loves defense and will do whatever he can to help his team win.”
In a remote interview with The Banner, Hill explained his choice: “I think Bethel is a good program for me. It’ll be a nice fit for me and I wanted to be closer to my family.”
He will major in Education with the goal of teaching and coaching at a school for the deaf. His father, Bernard Scott, is deaf and attended such a school. Hill visited the school and was impressed with the basketball team and the school overall.
Hill described his time with his high school team as “great,” adding, “I will always be a Rebel.”
He hopes that he will get the opportunity to return to his alma mater and have the traditional signing ceremony with his family, coaches, teammates and friends.