Film Producer And Former LA Clipper Grant Hill Joins Basketball Hall Of Fame

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Grant Hill, who starred on the college and professional basketball court before becoming an executive film producer, has been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Hill, a former Los Angeles Clipper, joins former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash and 11 other inductees in the 2018 class. They will be formally honored in September. The Hall of Fame made the announcement Saturday before the NCAA Final Four semifinals.

Hill is a producer and actor best-known for Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story and the documentaries The Miracle of North Jackson, and The Jayson Williams Story. Before his film production career, he played professionally for the Detroit Pistons (94-95 to 99-00), Orlando Magic (00-01 to 06-07), Phoenix Suns (07-08 to 11-12), and Los Angeles Clippers (12-13) in the National Basketball Association.

Hill attended Duke University, playing four years with the Blue Devils and winning two national titles in 1991 and 1992, moments captured in a made-for-TV movie he later produced. The 1992 team featured a key Hill moment – his length-of-court pass in an NCAA tournament regional final against Kentucky in 1992.

Duke was down 103-102 in overtime with 2.1 seconds remaining when Hill heaved the in-bounds pass 75 feet across the court into the hands of teammate Christian Laettner, who dribbled once and spun before pulling up to make the game-winning jumper as time expired.

The other Hall of Fame inductees include former Laker point guard Steve Nash, Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, Tina Thompson, coach Lefty Driesell, Charlie Scott, executives Rick Welts and Rod Thorn, Katie Smith, the late Ora Mae Washington, and Croatian star Dino Radja.


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