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Hill inks contract with sports management firm

By Rudy Valentine III
On July 24, 2019

Recent Grambling State University graduate Shakyla Hill, recently signed a contract with Victorious Career Management to help her in her pursuit to becoming a pro.

Signing on with an agent is a major step that should be made for a college athlete when seeking to move to the professional level, but this step was something that came easy for Hill. 

Hill’s outstanding play as an athlete had multiple agents trying to reach out to her.

“The things I did in college helped propel me into the spotlight where it wasn’t that hard to find trainees and people to help me,” Hill said. “Agents were already calling before I graduated, it was just deciding who was best for me.” 

Hill was a phenomenal athlete during her four year career as a point guard for the Lady Tigers. 

This flocking of agents comes as no surprise, considering that her run at Grambling can be classified as legendary. 

During her collegiate career with the women’s basketball team she was able to accomplish at levels that have never been seen before in the NCAA. Her level of play was not only remarkable in Grambling athletic history, but in the history of all sports. 

Hill’s most notable accomplishment was becoming the only athlete in NCAA history to record a quadruple-double more than once in a career. 

Hill is ranked in the top three in GSU history in points, rebounds, assists and steals and is the record holder in steals and assists in the SWAC. 

National recognition came to Hill as she continued to dominate on the floor.

Now that she is a Grambling graduate and her collegiate career has come to a close, Hill is working towards becoming a professional athlete. However, it was no secret to anyone that she would be on the way to playing basketball on the next level.

With this spotlight, many would feel like it would be easy to become cocky, but Hill has humbly put her school in the forefront of it all. 

“It meant everything to me, Grambling means everything to me,” Hill said. “Having a great career was always a plan for me, but being able to do it at Grambling means even more.” 

Hill has a ue love for Grambling State University and took pride in playing for her school. She earned MVP in 2018 when her team became the SWAC Champions for the first time in 19 years. 

Hill’s leadership that year was evident whenever she stepped on the court. What many would not see are the things she did with her teammates and within the locker room that would help her bring her school to the championship level. 

“She had a major impact on her teammates, she pushed them every day to go up to her level,” Isayra Diaz, and assistant basketball coach at GSU, said.  

Hill was not only a player who would step up on the court, but she also gave assists off the court when it came to her team. 

“Shakyla was always available for her teammates whenever they needed her, whether it was basketball related or not,” Diaz said. 

The people of Grambling who were able to witness Hill play appreciate what she did for the school. 

In moving on to a professional career Hill said Grambling will always be in her heart and that she is thankful for what our school has done for her.

 

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