2021 - 2022 NEW MEXICO
BOYS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JA'KWON
HILL
GUARD
VOLCANO VISTA HS
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-2
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
18.1
POINTS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
6
REBOUNDS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
5
ASSISTS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
“He’s very strong physically, which makes him almost impossible to keep in front of defensively. He is a dual-threat player—he can hurt you with the 3-ball and can get to the rim and finish.”
Travis Julian
Head Coach head coach at Los Lunas High

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior guard led the Hawks to a 29-0 record and the 5A state championship. Hill, who averaged 18.1 points, 6 rebounds and five assists per game, clicked for 17 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in Volcano Vista’s 66-55 overtime win against No. 1 Las Cruces in the 5A final. He hit two free throws with four seconds remaining to send the game to overtime. On the season, the teen shot 61 percent from conventional field goal range, 45 percent from beyond the arc and 83 percent at the free throw line.

Academic Achievement


Hill has maintained a 4.01 weighted GPA in the classroom. He remains undecided on a collegiate destination.

Exemplary Character


Hill has volunteered locally at food banks. He also has donated his time around the holidays by visiting with patients at Carrie Tingley children’s hospital at the University of New Mexico.