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Lakers Forward Jordan Hill To Enter Plea On Assault Charge Thursday

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(credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

(credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — LA Lakers forward Jordan Hill is expected to enter a plea Thursday morning to an assault charge on a former girlfriend.

Hill, who signed a 2-year extension with the Lakers, is facing felony charges for allegedly choking his then-girlfriend, while playing with the Houston Rockets.

Hill is expected to enter the plea in a Houston court.

“He’s very eager to get this behind him and concentrate on playing basketball,” said Hill’s attorney to the LA Times.

Hill’s ex-girlfriend  is also expected to give a victim impact statement in court.

The Lakers begin training camp on October 2nd.

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