LeBron James Congratulates Grambling State’s Shakyla Hill On Earning Fourth D1 Women’s Quadruple-Double In History

January 3, 2018 will be a day GSU junior star guard Shakyla Hill will cherish forever after her coaches and teammates helped her earn a quadruple-double, a rare record not often seen made even in the WNBA or NBA.

Hill managed to collect 15 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals during a game against the Alabama State University Lady Hornets, where Hill and the Lady Tigers took a huge 93-71 victory.

“I feel really really blessed, I feel like I owe it all to my coaches and my teammates because my coaches have been pushing me to do better in every aspect of the game and leave every aspect untouched,” Hill said.

During a post-game interview filled with emotion Hill said without her teammates and that last shot from her teammate Monisha Neal, she wouldn’t have been able to reach the quadruple-double status.

The Arkansas native has been a strong player and has led the team all season. This is the first quadruple-double in NCAA women’s basketball history in nearly 25 years.

Hill making history is phenomenal, but how she made history is what has left so many basketball fans and athletes speechless.

It came to nearly the last ten seconds of the game, when GSU announcer Larry Gipson announced that Hill only needed two more assists to make the quadruple-double happen.

With nearly five seconds left in the game Hill found her teammate, Monisha Neal, who fearlessly beat the buzzer with a quick 3-point shot, helping Hill to earn her final assist.

In a NewStar article, GSU women’s coach Freddie Murray said he has seen a few of historic NBA performances watching on TV, but Hill’s was the first he had ever witnessed in person.

“She is very unselfish,” Murray said, according to the school’s website. “She had to do a lot more last year, because we didn’t have a lot of pieces. Now she is surrounded by players who feed off what she gives us. To get a quadruple-double is just a testament to the hard work she puts in.”

This huge milestone for Hill literally broke the internet being mentioned by several media platforms including ESPN, SportsCenterThe Undefeated, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, Bleacher Report, The Shaderoom and more!

In an article Hill said that she had never been on SportsCenter before, so this is probably the biggest thing that she’s ever done.

“I really don’t think I can take all the credit because coach Murray pushed to me do good in every aspect and my teammates worked to help me get there. So this is probably the best team game we’ve played this year.”

Hill appeared on SportsCenter6 at 6 p.m. on Thursday with ESPN’s Michael Smith and Jemele Hill. She is the first ever GSU student-athlete to be featured on the 6 p.m. show.

During the interview, the reporters asked Hill how she felt about being recognized by professional players. She responded that she was excited and now she was just waiting to get a call from or hear from LeBron James. A few days later, King James congratulated Hill on her quadruple-double on clevelanddotcom.

 

The star guard was also recognized by NBA players, Houston Rockets’ (positions) James Harden and Chris Paul who both stated that, “This is not something you see everyday.” Jared Sullinger, also quoted the tweet, with the word ‘Respect’.

In a NewStar article, GSU women’s coach Freddie Murray said he has seen a few of historic NBA performances watching on TV, but Hill’s was the first he had ever witnessed in person.

“She is very unselfish,” Murray said, according to the school’s website. “She had to do a lot more last year, because we didn’t have a lot of pieces. Now she is surrounded by players who feed off what she gives us. To get a quadruple-double is just a testament to the hard work she puts in.”

The last quadruple-double was by Sonja Tate of Arkansas State against Mississippi Valley State on Jan. 27, 1993. Tate had 29 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals.

The other official quadruple-double, 10-10-10 and 12 steals was by Ramona Jones of Lamar against Central Florida on Jan. 14, 1991.

Hill, has received so much positive feedback from people all over the world. She even gained thousands of followers overnight on social media, starting with 8k before the game and the next morning having 22K followers. Who knows, you might just see her playing on your favorite WNBA team really soon.

We all look forward to what is to come. Way to represent your HBCU, Grambling State University! Now that’s #BlackGirlMagic

Congratulations Shakyla Hill on making history! 

 

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Follow E'Vonne: Instagram: @forever_evonne Twitter: @EVonneGipson SC: @byevonnegipson E'Vonne Gipson is an award winning journalist from Missouri City, TX. She is a graduate of Grambling State University where she received a B.A. degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in journalism and public relations. Gipson has written for several publications including Sheen Magazine, HBCU Buzz, The Black Beat, The News-Star, The Ruston Daily Leader, JubileeMag.com, and Houston Style Magazine. She is a former business reporting intern at Abilene Reporter-News in Abilene, TX and a current social media intern for MC Lyte's Hip Hop Sisters Network. She first began her journalism career writing for her school's newspaper "The Gramblinite". In 2016, Gipson worked with the Web Department at Houston television station, KHOU-11 TV where she gained professional photography and social media skills. Gipson is currently a producer at USA Today Network newspaper, The News-Star in Monroe. She is a member of The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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