Grant Hill?s basketball prowess was immortalized before he even got to the League. Hill solidified himself in college basketball history with his famous assist to Christian Laettner with 2.1 seconds remaining in the ’92 NCAA Tournament. This play not only brought Duke a win over Kentucky in a 1992 NCAA tournament regional final, but was also an indication of Grant?s clutch plays to come. The Pistons selected Hill with the third overall pick in 1994. Grant was an immediate impact player with a first season average stat line of 19.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.8 steals. At the end of his rookie season Hill was properly rewarded for his work with Co-Rookie of the Year honors alongside Jason Kidd. After leaving Detroit in 2000, Hill served the Magic for six seasons and then was traded to the Suns in 2007. Grant Hill has earned himself a reputation as a dependable and versatile veteran but that goes without saying if you watched him this past season still doing his thing at 36!
Grant Hill?s first contribution to the basketball shoe world was his signature line with Fila. This signature line included five different models that were heavily revered by the streets. Tupac endorsed the GH2s by wearing them in one of the photos inside the All Eyez on Me booklet. Around the time of his departure from Detroit, Hill also left Fila and signed with Adidas. This contract lasted through his tenure with Orlando and into his stay in Phoenix until just recently when he switched up to Nike.
|Fila Grant Hill 1
|Adidas a3 Clutch