High School Sports

HHH's Dill to play basketball at Spartanburg Methodist

Two years ago, Margo Dill made one of the most difficult adjustments of her basketball career -- after growing up as a post player, Hilton Head High asked her to play guard for the first time in her life.

Dill took the assignment as a challenge, one she greatly surpassed. She led the Seahawks in scoring in both her junior and senior seasons, developing one of the area's best outside shots along the way.

So it's no wonder that she expects her next transition to run a little more smoothly. Dill signed a letter of intent Friday to attend Spartanburg Methodist College to play basketball next season.

Dill said she will play guard in college, most likely shooting guard.

"I'm going to continue to work really hard this summer," Dill said. "I still definitely need to improve my ball-handling. ... I think I grew a lot as a player in high school. I think my shot has improved over the years."

Name: Margo Dill

High school: Hilton Head High

Sport: Basketball

High school coach: Dave Greenberg

Position: Guard

College: Spartanburg Methodist College

Probable major: Nutrition

About Spartanburg Methodist College: The Pioneers compete in the National Junior College Athletics Association. SMC finished 21-11 in the 2010-11 season in Melissa Baker's second year as the school's coach.

Why Spartanburg Methodist College? "I really liked the campus when I went on my visit," Dill said. "And I liked how it has a strong education."

Other schools considered: Tusculum College (Tenn.), Armstrong Atlantic University (Ga.), Marymount University (Va.)

Other high school sports played: Volleyball, track

Accolades: Two-time all-region selection, twice named to The Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette all-area team

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