5 Boss Moves of Former UNC/Duke Basketball Players
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5 Boss Moves of Former UNC/Duke Basketball Players

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Grant Hill

When faced with the decision of where to attend college, Hill was conflicted because his mother preferred Georgetown and his father wanted him to go to UNC. Ultimately Hill chose Duke and played basketball there all four years. He was a dominating force on the Blue Devils.

Following graduation, Hill was drafted by the Detroit Pistons as the third pick in the 1994 NBA Draft. He became the team’s first rookie since Isiah Thomas to score 1,000 points during his first season. After 19 seasons in the NBA, appearing in All-Star games, snagging MVP titles, and winning a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics, Hill expanded his reach by pursuing a career in broadcasting. After successfully battling a life-threatening staph infection that ultimately prevented him from playing longer in the NBA, Hill became a partner in a private investment firm; he is also a prime-time broadcaster on basketball for Turner Sports and co-hosts the popular “NBA Inside Stuff.”