"Something All Our Own", The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art.

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  • "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
    Bill Cosby
  • "The important thing is never to stop questioning."
    Albert Einstein
  • "Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it. "
    By Song of Solomon VIII,7
  • "One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. "
    Maya Angelou
  • "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
    Ayn Rand
  • "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. "
    Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops."
    Henry Brooks Adams
  • "But did thee feel the earth move? "
    Ernest [Miller] Hemingway (1899 - 1961)
  • "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought."
    Albert Szent-Gyorgi , 1937 Nobel Prize winner
  • "God puts something good and loveable in every man His hands create."
    Mark Twain (1835-1910)
  • "It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company."
    George Washington
  • "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today."
    Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968)
  • "Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!"
    Elizabeth Barret Browning
  • "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • "One good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain."
    Bob Marley
  • "Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder."
    Nikita Khruschev
  • "A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on."
    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
  • "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    Winston Churchill, Sir (1874-1965)
  • "Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"
    Mahatma Gandhi
  • "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
    Walt Disney
  • "Wisdom begins in wonder."
  • The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  • "You can't shake hands with a clenched fist."
    Indira Gandhi
  • "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."
    Abraham Lincoln
  • "The only way to have a friend is to be one."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
    Ayn Rand
  • "Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society."
    William Makepeace Thackeray
  • "The truth is more important than the facts."
    Frank Lloyd Wright
  • "Dreams are the touchstones of our personality."
    Henry David Thoreau
  • "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • "I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."
    Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • "Do or do not. There is no try."
    Yoda, character in "The Empire Strikes Back"
  • "Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
  • "Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world."
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "Keep up the good work and only good can come out of it."
  • "I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."
    Booker T. Washington
  • "Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!"
    Elizabeth Barret Browning
  • "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
    Maya Angelou (1928 - )
  • "A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush"
    English Proverb
  • "In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends"
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
  • "One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."
    Maya Angelou (1928 - )

Grant Hill at Duke

Hill’s statistics at Duke University revealed his remarkable range of talent. In four years, he averaged 14.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, while hitting 53 percent of his shots and 70 percent of his free throws. Hill can also score from long distance as he buried 39 three-pointers in his senior year. Upon graduation, Hill stood ninth on the Duke all-time scoring list, sixth in assists and fourth in both blocks and steals.

During his four years of college, Hill helped lead Duke to one of the best four-year records since the John Wooden-led UCLA teams of the mid-1970’s. The Blue Devils won consecutive NCAA titles during Hill’s freshman and sophomore years, and posted a program-best four year mark of 118-23.

As soon as Hill arrived at Duke in 1990, the high school All-American became an integral part of Coach Mike Kryzewski’s team. A starter in 31 games, Hill earned Freshman All-American honors and developed a big game reputation with a solid performance in the NCAA Tournament.

In his sophomore season, Hill established himself as one of the premier players in college basketball with his versatility. During the regular season, Hill moved to point guard for five games to fill in for injured starter Bobby Hurley. Hill averaged 16.4 points and 5.6 assists in those games, which included a victory over a Shaquille O’Neal-led Louisiana State University team.

Hill played his best in pressure situations. In the 1992 ACC title game, Hill came off the bench and shot a perfect eight-for eight from the field and converting four free throws for 20 points. In the regional finals against Kentucky, he scored 11 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists, including the incredible and memorable ¾ court pass to Christian Laettner which set up the winning basket. And, in the national championship game against Michigan’s “ Fab Five”, Hill scored 18 points and added 10 rebounds. Kryzewski credited Hill as being the best player on the court during the game’s last seven minutes.

Throughout his junior year in 1992-93, Hill’s name was touted continuously as a lottery pick. After coming off a summer of scrimmaging against the Dream Team as a member of the Olympic Developmental squad, Hill led the Blue Devils in scoring at 18.0 per game and earned the Henry Iba Corinthian Award as the nation’s top defensive player.

During 1993-94, his senior year, Hill displayed impressive leadership as he took Duke to the national championship game against Arkansas. Hill earned Southeast Regional MVP honors by tallying 69 points, 30 rebounds and 23 assists in four contests. However, the numbers alone cannot show how Hill thwarted Marquette’s hopes of an upset with 16 second-half points or how Hill limited Purdue’s Glenn Robinson, the nation’s leading scorer, to just 13 points in the regional final.

Grant’s Collegiate Career Highlights


  • Ninth basketball player to have his number retired by Duke University
  • 2-time member of NCAA Championship team (1991 & 1992)
  • Eleventh all-time for points scored at Duke (1,924)
  • Ninth all-time in assists at Duke (461)
  • Sixth all-time in steals (218) and in blocks (133) at Duke
  • Unanimous First Team All-American (1994)
  • Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) 1994 Player of the Year
  • Finalist for the 1994 Naismith, Wooden, and RVA/USBWA National Player of the Year Awards
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team and Southeastern Regional MVP (1994)
  • 2-time First Team All-ACC (1993 & 1994)
  • USBWA Second Team All-American (1993)
  • 1993 Henry Iba Corinthian Award as nation's top defensive player
  • 2-time nominee to the UPI Second Team All-American (1992 & 1993)
  • Selected to the 1992 NCAA All-Final Four team
  • Member of the 1992 USA Olympic Development team
  • Voted to All-American Freshman and All-ACC Freshman teams (1991)
  • Member of the 1991 USA National Team at the Pan American Games