Butte College has announced men's basketball player Devon Hills has signed a letter of intent to attend Tarleton State University in Texas next fall. Hills signed a national letter of intent and will receive a full-ride scholarship to play for the Tarleton Texans next season.
The 6'4" 180-pound guard has led the Roadrunners to a conference championship, the state playoffs, and an overall 22-9 record and is a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School, in Chico. He ended the season among the top 15 Golden Valley Conference players in six major categories. Hills was 4th in assists (3.9 per game), 6th in scoring (14 points per game), 7th in blocked shots (one per game), 11th in rebounding (5.7 per game), 12th in field goal percentage (47.4%), and 15th in free-throw percentage. Hills received the following post season accolades: Most Valuable Player in the Golden Valley Conference, All-State First Team Selection, and Co-Most Valuable Player for his team.
Hills chose Tarleton State University over Kentucky Wesleyan University and Central Missouri University. Tarleton State University is located in Stephenville, Texas and annually produces one of the finest Division II basketball teams in the nation. The central Texas-based program has won 78% of its games (152-42) over the past six seasons and is a member of the Lone Star Conference. The Texans advanced to the Division II Final Four in 2005.
Devon Hills becomes the third "Roadrunner Hoopster" this year to sign a national letter of intent and accept a full-ride scholarship to a four year college. He joins front-liners Pavol Losonsky (6'9") and Peter Simek (6'9") who signed national intent and scholarship letters with the University of California at Irvine last fall.