55 Facts About Grant Hill


Grant Henry Hill was born on October 5,1972 and is an American professional basketball executive and former player who is a co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.


Grant Hill is a seven-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA selection, and a three-time winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award.


The 1994 ACC Player of the Year, a two-time NCAA All-American, and a two-time NCAA champion, Grant Hill is generally considered one of the best ever to play for the Duke Blue Devils.


Grant Hill was the co-winner of the 1995 NBA Rookie of the Year Award with Jason Kidd.


Early in his NBA career, Grant Hill was widely considered one of the best all-around players in the game, often leading his team in points, rebounds and assists.


In 2005, Grant Hill made the Eastern Conference All-Star Team as a member of the Magic.


Grant Hill played in the Western Conference Finals in 2010 with the Phoenix Suns.


On June 1,2013, Grant Hill announced his retirement from the NBA.


Grant Hill decided to attend Duke University, playing four years with the Blue Devils and winning national titles in 1991 and 1992.


Grant Hill won the Henry Iba Corinthian Award as the nation's top defensive player in 1993, and in 1994 he was the ACC Player of the Year.


Grant Hill is widely known for his role in the Hail Mary play in the NCAA tournament regional final against Kentucky in 1992, which is considered by many to be one of the greatest college basketball games of all time.


In 2016, Grant Hill was inducted into the Duke Sports Hall of Fame.


In 2002, Grant Hill was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men's basketball team honoring the fifty greatest players in ACC History.


Grant Hill was drafted by the Detroit Pistons with the third pick in the NBA draft after graduating from Duke in 1994.


Grant Hill generally played the small forward position during his NBA career.


Grant Hill won the Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award.


Grant Hill was named to the all-NBA First Team in 1997, and All-NBA Second Teams in 1996,1998,1999, and 2000.


Grant Hill regularly played in the NBA All-Star Game, where he made history by being the first rookie to lead an NBA All-Star fan balloting in with 1,289,585 votes, narrowly defeating Shaquille O'Neal.


Grant Hill won a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta as a member of the US men's basketball team, where he had the team's fifth-highest scoring average and led the team in steals.


Once again, Grant Hill led the league in triple-doubles, where his 13 triple-doubles represented 35 percent of the league's triple-double total that season.


Grant Hill finished third in MVP voting, behind Karl Malone and Michael Jordan.


Much like Scottie Pippen with the Bulls, Grant Hill assumed the role of a "point forward" in Detroit, running the Pistons' offense.


Grant Hill was selected to play in the 1998 FIBA World Championship, but in the end, no NBA players played in this tournament due to the lockout.


Grant Hill averaged 6.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game.


Grant Hill continued to play until the first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat, in which his injured ankle got worse, and Hill was forced to leave halfway through game 2.


Grant Hill was initially selected for the 2000 Olympics US team, but could not play due to the ankle injury.


Grant Hill was forced to sit out his entire fourth year with Orlando.


In March 2003, Grant Hill underwent a major surgical procedure in which doctors re-fractured his ankle and realigned it with his leg bone.


Doctors removed the splint around his ankle and discovered that Grant Hill had contracted a potentially fatal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection.


Grant Hill was hospitalized for a week and had to take intravenous antibiotics for six months.


Also, after the season, Grant Hill was awarded the Joe Dumars Trophy presented to the NBA Sportsmanship Award Winner.


Grant Hill got a sports hernia that was caused by uneven pressure on Hill's feet while he was running, due to concerns that he could re-aggravate the injury on his left ankle if it got too much pressure.


Grant Hill underwent surgery for the hernia and stated that he would consider retirement if he had to get another surgery.


Grant Hill received ankle rotation therapy from specialists in Vancouver, British Columbia, during the off-season, and stated that he had regained much motion in his left ankle.


Grant Hill returned to the Magic lineup, starting at the shooting guard position.


Grant Hill finished the season with averages of 14.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.


Grant Hill became an unrestricted free agent on July 1,2007.


Grant Hill was permitted by Suns Ring of Honor member, Alvan Adams, to wear his familiar No 33 with the Suns.


Grant Hill played in the team's first 34 games before an emergency appendectomy on January 9,2008, sidelined him for two weeks.


On July 10,2009, the Associated Press reported that Grant Hill decided to re-sign with the Phoenix Suns for a 2-year deal, despite an offer from the New York Knicks for the full mid-level exception and the Boston Celtics offering Grant Hill the bi-annual exception.


Grant Hill became one of seven all-time NBA players to average 13 or more points at 38 years of age or older.


On January 15,2011, Grant Hill passed the 16,000 career points milestone in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers.


On December 9,2011, Grant Hill decided to stay with the Phoenix Suns for one year, accepting a $6.5 million contract.


On July 18,2012, Grant Hill signed a contract with the Clippers.


Grant Hill suffered a bruised bone in his right knee in the preseason which kept him out for three months.


Grant Hill then made his debut with the Clippers on January 12,2013, against the Orlando Magic.


On June 1,2013, Grant Hill announced his retirement from professional basketball after 19 seasons in the NBA.


On September 7,2018, Grant Hill was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.


Grant Hill was a member of that group, and he thus became a co-owner of the team.


In 2015, Grant Hill was named to the lead announcing team for CBS and Turner Sports' joint coverage of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, alongside March Madness stalwarts Jim Nantz and Bill Raftery.


Grant Hill was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in the Washington, DC, area.


Grant Hill dated actress Jada Pinkett Smith from 1993 to 1995.


In Detroit, Michigan, Grant Hill was introduced to Canadian singer Tamia by Anita Baker.


In 1999, Grant Hill received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement.


Grant Hill earned his bachelor's degree from Duke University with a double major in history and political science.