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Felony hearing for forward Jordan Hill rescheduled for June

May 02, 2012|By Mike Bresnahan
  • Jordan Hill at his introductory news conference with the Lakers.
Jordan Hill at his introductory news conference with the Lakers. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles…)

A felony hearing for Lakers forward Jordan Hill has been rescheduled until June 8, according to a spokeswoman for the Harris County district attorney's office.

An attorney for Hill appeared in a Houston courthouse Tuesday and asked for the case to be continued next month.

Hill was charged with a third-degree felony Monday for choking his girlfriend on Feb. 29, according to court documents.

Hill, 24, was with the Houston Rockets at the time of the alleged incident. He has recently become a reliable rotation player for the Lakers, averaging eight points and 10 rebounds in the first two games of a first-round series against the Denver Nuggets.

He was acquired by the Lakers on March 15 for Derek Fisher and a first-round draft pick in this year's draft.

Hill faces up to 10 years in prison.

“When I got the phone call, I was definitely shocked, just like everybody else was,” he said in a brief interview with reporters before Tuesday's game.

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