Portland (KY3) - Former Branson High School star and Arkansas Razorbacks big man Steven Hill has signed an NBA training camp contract with the Portland Trailblazers.
The Blazers hope the 7-foot center fills a need for a big man. Portland centers Jeff Pendergraph just suffered a season-ending injury. Greg Oden and Joel Przybilla are also rehabbing from knee injuries. Hill will back up starting center Marcus Camby.
Hill has played two seasons in the NBA's developmental league. Hill played one game for the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008. He was an undrafted out of college.