Grant Hill

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Grant Henry Hill (born October 5, 1972) is an American professional basketball executive and former player who is a co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Hill also works as a basketball analyst for CBS and Turner Sports.

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Grant Hill
Hill with the Phoenix Suns in 2007
Atlanta Hawks
PositionVice Chair of the Board
Personal information
Born (1972-10-05) October 5, 1972 (age 50)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolSouth Lakes
(Reston, Virginia)
CollegeDuke (19901994)
NBA draft1994: 1st round, 3rd overall pick
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career1994–2013
PositionSmall forward / shooting guard
Career history
19942000Detroit Pistons
20002007Orlando Magic
20072012Phoenix Suns
2012–2013Los Angeles Clippers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points17,137 (16.7 ppg)
Rebounds6,169 (6.0 rpg)
Assists4,252 (4.1 apg)
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Basketball Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2014
Men's Basketball
Representing Flag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place1996 Atlanta National team
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place1991 HavanaNational team
FIBA Americas U18 Championship
Gold medal – first place1990 MontevideoNational team

A four-year player at Duke University, Hill was touted as one of the greatest college basketball players ever. In the NBA, he played for the Detroit Pistons, the Orlando Magic, the Phoenix Suns, and the Los Angeles Clippers, mostly at the small forward position. Hill is a seven-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA selection, and a three-time winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award. In 2018, he was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

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

After graduating in 1994, Hill was selected by the Pistons with the third overall pick in the NBA draft. He was the co-winner of the 1995 NBA Rookie of the Year Award with Jason Kidd. Early in his NBA career, Hill was widely considered one of the best all-around players in the game, often leading his team in points, rebounds and assists. In his first six seasons in the NBA, Hill averaged 21.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game and made the Eastern Conference All-Star Team five times.

An ankle injury in 2000 changed the trajectory of his career. It plagued him for several years, led to a March 2003 surgery that was followed by life-threatening complications, and forced him to miss the entire 2003–04 season. In 2005, Hill made the Eastern Conference All-Star Team as a member of the Magic. He played in the Western Conference Finals in 2010 with the Phoenix Suns. In the 12 seasons after his ankle injury, Hill averaged 13.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game. On June 1, 2013, Hill announced his retirement from the NBA.

In 2015, Hill and Tony Ressler were part of an ownership group that purchased the Atlanta Hawks.