Grant Hill Biography
Grant Hill is a retired American professional basketball player from Orlando. Additionally, he is the current Hudl videographer for Orlando City School. He also hosts NBA TV’s NBA Inside Stuff.
Hill played for four teams in his professional career in the National Basketball Association (NBA); the Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, and Los Angeles Clippers.
Grant Hill Age
He was born on October 5, 1972, in Dallas, Texas, United States of America. He is American and is of African-American descent. His star sign is Libra. He is forty-six years of age as of 2018.
Grant Hill Body Measurements
The former NBA player and now NBA TV host stand at a height of 2.03 m, that is approximately 6 feet 7 inches, and weighs 102 kg (225 lb). His other body measurements are unknown.
Grant Hill Family and Early life
He was born to American parents, Calvin Hill, and Janet Hill in Dallas, Texas, the United States. His father Calvin Hill is a retired NFL Pro Bowl running back. His mother, on the other hand, is a successful attorney and consultant.
Upon completing high school, he landed his steps at Duke University and played four years with the Blue Devils. However, his mother wanted him to attend Georgetown while father chose the University of North California for him. He played outstandingly well during his college years and set many records in the game of basketball.
Grant Hill Wife
Hill is happily married to Canadian singer Tamia. The couple got married in July 1999. They met through singer Anita Baker, in Detroit, Michigan, a few years earlier.
The couple has two children together. Their first daughter Myla Grace Hill was born on January 23, 2002. Later on August 9, 2007, their second daughter Lael Rose Hill was born.
Grant Hill Career
He played four years with the Blue Devils at Duke University. He won the national titles in 1991 and 1992 respectively and this made Duke the first Division I program to win the title, consecutively since 1973.
In 1993, he won the Henry Iba Corinthian Award as the nation’s top defensive player. The following year, he was named the ACC Player of the Year. He also became the first player ever in the history of ACC to record more than 700 rebounds, 400 assists, 200 steals, 1,900 points, and 100 blocked shots.
Due to his successful collegiate career, Hill became the 8th player in the history of Duke to have his jersey number (33) retired. He was among the team that represented the U.S at the 1991 Pan American Games. The games were held in Havana, Cuba. In the match, the team won the bronze medal
His professional career kicked off almost immediately after his graduation from Duke University. He was chosen third in the first round of the 1994 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons. Signing an eight-year contract worth $45-million, he described his arrival at the NBA as nothing short of a dream come true.
By the end of the first season, he set the records straights again by winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, which he shared with Dallas Mavericks’ Jason Kidd. Hill became the first Piston player to win the award after Dave Bing won it back in the 1966–67 season.
He also won the Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award. Additionally, he was named an all-All-NBA first Team in 1997 and All-NBA Second Teams in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000 respectively. Hill soon became a regular player at the NBA All-Star Game. In 1994/1995 season, he made history as the first rookie to ever lead in an NBA All-Star fan balloting, with 1,289,585 votes.
He remained with the Detroit Pistons till 2000 when he was signed to Orlando Magic in a seven years contract worth $92.8 million and in exchange for Ben Wallace and Chucky Atkins. During his time at Orlando, he awarded the Joe Dumars Trophy. The trophy is usually presented to the NBA Sportsmanship Award Winner.
After the 2007–08 season, his agent, Lon Babby, got him signed with the Phoenix Suns, with whom he remained with till the end of the 2011–12 season. After his contract with the Suns expired, teams like the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, the Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers, and Miami Heat all came seeking to sign him but Hill chose to go with the Clippers.
During the preseason, he sustained an injury in his right knee which kept him out for three months. His first play with the Clippers was in January 2013, in a game against his former team, the Orlando Magic. That season, the Clippers finished 56-26, emerging 4th best in the Western Conference, and winning the Pacific Division for the first time in franchise history.
After 19 seasons in the NBA, Grant Hill on June 1, 2013, announced his retirement from professional basketball and joined NBA TV as an analyst.
Grant Hill Net Worth
Grant Hill has an estimated net worth of $180 million in 2018, including all of his properties and earnings. During his nearly 20-year career in the league, he was one of the highest paid basketball players of all-time. He earned a $140 million salary and additionally received roughly $80 million in endorsements. Grant used to receive an annual salary of $8.5 million from his club. He is currently receiving an annual salary of $2 million as a sports show host on NBA TV’s NBA Inside Stuff.
His endorsements included advertisements for McDonald’s, TAG Heuer watches, a shoe line for Fila, apparel for Nike and Adidas. He was also the focus of one of Sprite’s longest-running advertising campaigns – “Grant Hill Drinks Sprite.” And in 2014, Hill and his wife Tamia were recently featured in an AT&T ad.
Grant Hill House
Grant Hill owns a mansion in Windermere, Florida which costs him $13 million. The mansion consists of seven bathrooms, six full bathrooms, swimming pool, library, and two guest suites. The home also consists of a pool house and caretaker’s living quarters with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.