Another Pacers’ number change, Solomon Hill going from 9 to 44
This isn’t going to get as much attention as Paul George switching to No.13, but apparently they are not done yet playing musical numbers in Indiana.
Solomon Hill, who played as No. 9 last season, is switching to No. 44, reports Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports. He’s switching to the same number he wore in college at Arizona.
Hill is going to get a lot more run (and may start) in the wake of George’s injury. Hill played sparingly in 28 games as a rookie for the Pacers last season, showing flashes of progress but generally looking like a rookie trying to adjust to the NBA. This year he gets thrown into the fire.
According to Basketball-Reference.com there has been a long list of guys who have worn No. 44: Bobby Edmonds (1968), Ron Perry (1969), Tom Thacker (1970-1971), Mike Flynn (1976-1978), Tony Zeno (1980), Dick Miller (1981), John Duren (1983), Dwayne McClain (1986), Kyle Macy (1987), Kenny Williams (1991-1994), Austin Croshere (1998-2006), Courtney Sims (2008), Solomon Jones (2010-2011), and Kyrylo Fesenko (2012).