The Golden State Warriors have signed 6-9 forward Tyrone Hill of Xavier, Ohio, their 1990 first round draft pick, who has spent the past five days working out with the team.
The club said on Tuesday it had signed Hill to a four-year pact but no other details were released. However, the San Francisco Chronicle reported in today's editions that the team agreed to pay Hill $1 million a year.Hill has been practicing with other members of the Warriors at Alameda College, where the team will open its 1990 pre-season training camp on Friday.
"I'm not 100 percent yet," Hill said in a conference call Tuesday night. "Maybe 75 percent or 80 percent, but I've got a long way to go."
Hill, 22, of Cincinnati, was the second power forward selected in the 1990 NBA Draft, getting the nod behind number one pick Derrick Coleman who was selected by New Jersey.
He finished his collegiate career as the sixth-leading rebounder in NCAA Division I history. The 1989-90 Midwestern Collegiate Conference Player of the Year is one of only 62 players in NCAA Division I history with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.