Grant Hill

A do-it-all small forward, Grant Hill exemplified what it means to be a team player. Hill played college ball at Duke University where he was the NABC Defensive Player of the Year in 1993 as well as a Second Team All-America that same year, and a unanimous First Team All-America in 1994. The Blue Devils won two national championships and reached three Final Fours during Hill’s four years in Durham. The Detroit Pistons drafted Hill fourth overall in 1994 and later that year he became the first rookie in any of the four major sports to lead the All-Star Game in fan voting. His strong play continued during the 1996 Olympics when Hill led the United States in steals and helped capture the gold medal. Hill flourished in his role as point forward and led the NBA in assists per game among non-guards for four straight seasons. In 2000, Hill joined the Orlando Magic where injuries kept him sidelined for several seasons. Hill rose like a phoenix from the ashes when he joined the Suns, becoming an ironman and a steady veteran.