2018-19 Basketball

Shakyla Hill is killing the game again as Grambling preps for SWAC play

Shakyla Hill

Shakyla Hill started 2018 off with a bang and she’s finishing it the same way.

The Grambling State guard just wrapped up a banner week by being named SWAC Player of The Week for the second time in as many weeks.

Hill, a 5-foot-7 senior from Little Rock, Ark., averaged 21.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 4.3 steals per game during the Puerto Rico Classic. Grambling went 2-1 over the week, including a 65-62 win over previously unbeaten Indiana.

The SWAC’s leading scorer began the tournament with nearly her second quadruple-double of her career. She scored 19 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, dished eight assists and made eight steals despite the Lady Tigers’ loss. Grambling rebounded with the win over the Hoosiers, and Hill was instrumental in the victory, scoring 19 points with five rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals.

Hill concluded the week with a 25-point, five-rebound, five-assist and three-steal line in a 62-61 win over Loyola Marymount. Overall, she shot 49 percent from the floor.

Hill took the basketball world by storm in January when she put up a quadruple-double, earning praise from basketball royalty like James Harden, Chris Paul and her favorite, LeBron James. She also earned some haters, but that’s par for the course.

Grambling is just 2-8 so far this season, but rest assured that come SWAC play, the champs and Hill will be a force to be reckoned with.

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