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Grant Hill biography

Date of birth : 1972-10-05
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Dallas, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-05
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, forward for Phoenix Suns, NBA Draft

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Grant Hill is an American basketball player which is now playing as Forward for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA.

Full name Grant Henry Hill; born October 5, 1972, in Dallas, TX; son of Calvin (a retired professional football player) and Janet (an attorney and consultant) Hill; married Tamia (a jazz singer), 1999. Education: Duke University, B.A., 1994.

CAREER:

Member of Duke University Blue Devils basketball team, 1990-94, making appearances in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) finals in 1991, 1992, and 1994. Professional basketball player, 1994--. Selected by Detroit Pistons third overall in first round of 1994 National Basketball Association draft.

2009-10:
In his 16th NBA season and his third in Phoenix, continued to prove doubters wrong with his durability and production at the age of 37… A season after playing in all 82 contests, saw action in 81 games, 80 or more in two-straight campaigns for the first time since 1995-96 to 1997-98… Became the 11th player in NBA history to play in 80 or more games in multiple seasons after the age of 36... Overall, in three seasons in Phoenix has played in 233 of a possible 246 regular season games… Including all 82 games in 2008-09 and the first 46 of 2009-10, played in 128 consecutive games, the second-longest streak of his career… It trailed only a career-best 161-game streak more than 10 years earlier from Nov. 18, 1997-Jan. 22, 2000… Averaged 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 30.0 minutes while shooting 47.8 percent from the field, including a career-high 43.8 percent from three-point range, and 81.7 percent from the free-throw line… Became the 16th active player to reach 15,000 career points on Jan. 13… Suns’ second-leading rebounder overall, recorded his highest rebounding average since 2002-03… His 5.5-rebound average was his highest in a season in which he played at least 50 games since 1999-00… Six double-digit rebounding efforts, his most as a Sun… Has grabbed 13 or more rebounds in a game five times since joining the Suns and three of those came in 2009-10… As a Sun, single-season career-high six double-doubles… Made a single-season career-high 35 three-pointers, surpassing his previous mark of 34 in 1999-00, to go along with his career-best three-point percentage… Joined the Suns with 65 three-pointers made in 12 career seasons and a 25.1-percent career three-point efficiency (65-of-259) and has made 92 three-pointers at a 35.4-percent clip (92/260) with Phoenix… Closed the season by making 22 of his final 50 attempts from long range (.440) after making 13 three pointers in the campaign’s first 41 games… Has shot 80 percent or better from the free-throw line in all three seasons in Phoenix, something he did three times in 12 previous career seasons… Scored in double figures 50 times and the Suns compiled a 36-14 record in those contests… Also notched five 20-point efforts, including a season-high 23 points Nov. 1 vs. Minnesota… Reached 14 or more points 17 times in the season’s final 45 games after doing so just eight times in the first 36 contests… Got off to one of the best statistical starts of his career… Scored 18 or more points in three-straight games to open a season for the first time since 1999-00… Opened the season with double doubles in three of the first four games for the first time in his career… At home, averaged 11.8 points and scored in double figures in 24 of 40 games…. Winner of the 2009-10 NBA Sportsmanship Award, the league’s first three-time recipient… In the 2010 Playoffs, averaged 9.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg and 2.3 apg in 16 games… Posted five double-digit scoring efforts and two 12-rebound performances.

2008-09:
Averaged 12 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.3 apg, 52% FG, 32% 3FG and 29.8 mpg in 82 games this season... Played in every game this season for the first time in his career, becoming one of 30 players to accomplish the feat in 2008-09 and the first over 36 years of age to do so since 2003-04 (Cliff Robinson)... The only Phoenix player to appear in all 82 games, also marked his second-straight season playing in at least 68 games with the Suns, after not doing so previously since 1999-2000... Played 2,000 minutes in three straight seasons for the first time since his first four years in the league (1994-98)... On Jan. 19, 2009, became the 17th active NBA player to reach 14,000 career points, making Phoenix just one of five teams to feature two players (Shaquille O'Neal) with at least 14,000 career points... Scored in double figures 51 times... Had 13 20-point efforts, including two season-high 27-point nights vs. Golden State (2/6/09, 4/15/09)... His 12 assists on Feb. 27, 2009 vs. Toronto, were the most since 1997-98... Tied a personal best with four blocks at Indiana on Nov. 5, 2008... Tied a personal best with six steals at Memphis on Dec. 30, 2008... With just four 20-point efforts in his first 43 games, tallied nine in his last 39 games... Averaged 13.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 2.5 apg as a starter in 68 games, as opposed to 6.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 1.2 apg when coming off the bench... Led team or shared team lead in rebounding nine times.

2007-08:
In his first season in Phoenix, averaged 13.1 ppg, five boards, 2.9 apg, 50% FG, 31% 3FG and 31.7 mpg in 70 games... Started 34 consecutive games to start the season -- the longest streak of starts to begin a season for Hill since 1999-2000 when he started the first 39 games of the season... Shot better than 50 percent from the field for the third time in the last four seasons... Following the midseason acquisition of Shaquille O'Neal, raised his rebounding average to six per game... Had five double-digit rebounding efforts, all after the trade... On March 22 vs. Houston, recorded 10 assists -- his first double-digit assist effort since Oct. 31, 2000 in his first game as a member of the Orlando Magic... Missed his fewest games since the 1999-2000 season.... In the NBA Playoffs, averaged 3.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg and one assist in three games, before injury forced him out of the lineup... Signed by the Suns on July 11, 2007.

2006-07:
In his 13th NBA season, averaged 14.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.1 apg and 30.9 mpg in 65 games with the Orlando Magic. Shot a career-best 52 percent from the floor... Led (or tied) the team in scoring 17 times, in rebounding once and in assists eight times... Scored in double figures 50 times, 20-plus points eight times, including a season-high vs. Philadelphia on November 3... Became the 187th player in NBA history to surpass 12,000 career points at Indiana on December 6... Grabbed a season-high eight boards at Phoenix on January 13 and vs. Milwaukee on November 20.

2005-06:
Averaged 15.1 ppg and 3.8 rpg in 21 contests. Missed 61 games due to a sports hernia.

2004-05:
Played and started in 67 outings for Orlando, averaging 19.7 ppg., 4.7 rpg., 3.3 apg. and a team-best 1.45 stlpg. in 34.9 minpg....Winner of the NBA's Sportsmanship Award (Joe Dumars trophy)...Shot career-best .509 (517-1,015) from the floor and .821 (280-341) from the free throw line...Ranked 15th in the NBA in field goal percentage...Led (or tied) the team in scoring 22 times, in rebounding twice and in assists 10 times...Voted starter for Eastern Conference at 2005 NBA All-Star Game...Had six points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 18 minutes...Scored in double figures 64 times, including season-high 39 points (12-16 FG, 15-16 FT) on Feb. 15 vs. L.A. Clippers in a season-best 42 minutes...Scored 20-plus points 32 times and 30-plus points three times...Recorded at least one steal in 52 outings...Had two or more steals 24 times, including season-high five steals on Jan. 12 @ Minnesota and on Apr. 1 vs. Washington...Named NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 21, 2004 (sixth time during career)...Averaged 30.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and 5.5 apg. in 41.0 minpg. during two games (2-0) and shot 67.6 percent (23-of-34) from the floor...Had two double-doubles...Dished out season-high nine assists on Jan. 10 @ Boston...Blocked a season-high three shots on Feb. 10 vs. Atlanta...Recorded 3,000th assist of his NBA career on Dec. 6 @ Denver...Appeared in his 500th career NBA game on Dec. 8 @ Utah...Grabbed his 4,000th career rebound on Feb. 15 vs. L.A. Clippers...Did not play on Dec. 10 due to a right shin contusion...Did not play on Jan. 22 due to a bruised right wrist...Also did not play on Mar. 8, 9 and 11 due to a left shin contusion and on Apr. 2, 5 and 6 due to a sore left shin... Placed on the Injured List on Apr. 8 due to a bruised left shin and missed the final seven games of the season.

2003-04:
Spent the entire regular season on the Injured List due to left ankle rehabilitation...2002-03: Played and started in 29 games for the Magic, averaging 14.5 ppg., 7.1 rpg. and 4.3 apg. in 29.1 minpg....Led (or tied) the team in scoring three times, in rebounding 11 times and in assists 10 times...Scored in double figures 21 times, including a season-high 29 points on Nov. 10 vs. L.A. Clippers...Went a perfect 17-of-17 from the free throw line on Nov. 1 @ Minnesota, setting a new team record...Netted 20-plus points nine times...Scored his 10,000th point of his NBA career on Dec. 13 vs. Golden State...Had five double-doubles...Did not play in 12 games (Nov. 17, 22, 24; Dec. 10, 18, 28, 30; Jan. 3, 4, 6, 8, 12) due to a sore left ankle...Placed on the Injured List on Jan. 18 due to a sore left ankle and missed the remainder of the regular season...Had surgery on Mar. 18...Procedure involved addressing the ankle fracture site, while also re-aligning the ankle by re-shaping the heel...

2002-03:
Played and started in 29 games for the Magic, averaging 14.5 ppg., 7.1 rpg. and 4.3 apg. in 29.1 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring three times, in rebounding 11 times and in assists 10 times…Scored in double figures 21 times, including a season-high 29 points on Nov. 10 vs. L.A. Clippers…Went a perfect 17-of-17 from the free throw line on Nov. 1 @ Minnesota, setting a new team record…Netted 20-plus points nine times…Scored his 10,000th point of his NBA career on Dec. 13 vs. Golden State…Had five double-doubles…Did not play in 12 games due to a sore left ankle…Placed on the Injured List on Jan. 18 due to a sore left ankle and missed the remainder of the regular season…Had surgery on Mar. 18…Procedure involved addressing the ankle fracture site, while also re-aligning the ankle by re-shaping the heel.

Awards

Henry Iba Award for nation's best collegiate defensive player, 1992; named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, 1994; member of NBA All-Star Team, 1995 and 1996 (led balloting on both occasions), named co-Rookie of the Year, 1995; member of Dream Team III, U.S. Olympics, 1996.


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