The Grambling State University Lady Tigers are going to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 19 years, capturing their first SWAC title in the process and hoops bag-grabber Shakyla Hill is the reason.
Grambling State's Shakyla Hill recorded the 4th quadruple-double in Division I women's basketball history Wednesday -- the first since January 27, 1993. https://t.co/2RNZFyO00g
Hill has made a name for herself through her individual feats as well as her team’ accomplishments. She led Grambling to a SWAC title and in January her name went viral when she recorded the first quadruple-double in nearly 25 years in women’s basketball in the Lady Tigers’ win over Alabama State. Her Twitter sits at 10.1K which isn't bad for a hoops player still trying to complete her undergrad courses.
What an impressive stat line from Grambling State's Shakayla Hill. Points are usually easy to come by, assist and rebounds next, but the steals have to be the most difficult to get.
The quadruple-double was an accomplishment that only nine players in modern basketball history have duplicated. From there, she was called to Sports Center, which is the official stamp for athletes that they have transcended the game. Hill started receiving shoutouts from NBA legends such as James Harden, Chris Paul and LeBron James, who were touting her as one of college basketball’s next hoops celebrity.
In a recent interview, Hill also reveals her marketable personality and ability to cover a wide variety of topics with confidence and conviction.
Shakyla Hill: -dropped a quadruple-double in January -led Grambling State to a SWAC title -helped the Lady Tigers go dancing for the first time in 19 years https://t.co/JpxKkyBgYX
SB Nation condensed the interview in which Hill “talks about her viral moment, yes, but also how she adores LeBron James, enjoys neck bones, believes everybody in Arkansas is built like Bobby Portis, wishes she was in Drake’s “God’s Plan” video and thinks America’s gun problem is out of control.
God's Plan (Official Video) Song Available Here: https://Drake.lnk.to/ScaryHoursYD Directed by Karena Evans Executive Producers Director X & Taj Critchlow Produced by Fuliane Petikyan For Popp Rok Music video by Drake performing God's Plan. © 2018 Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records http://vevo.ly/Z6Unb9
She's definitely one of the lightning rod ballers in the Big Dance, going to battle with an underdog HBCU squad looking for some tourney love.
what a difference a year can make!!!! SWAC CHAMPS!!!!!!