Born in Dallas, Texas in 1972, Grant came to Washington, D.C. when his father Calvin became a Washington Redskin. He attended South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia, where he was a 3 time Northern Virginia Player of the Year. In 1989-90, he led South Lakes to a 25-4 record and was named Washington, D.C.'s "Mr. Basketball." In 1990, Grant was selected as a Capital All-Star in the 17th Annual Capital Classic. He was named co-MVP (17 points, 3 assists and 4 steals) as the Capital All-Stars defeated the U.S. All-Stars 116-103.
Grant went on to a storied career at Duke University from 1990-1994 (2x NCAA Champion 1991 and 1992, 1994 consensus All-American) and in his 19 years in the NBA (3rd pick overall in 1994 by the Detroit Pistons, co-Rookie of the Year, 7 time NBA All-Star, 1996 U.S. Olympic Team).
Since retirement, Grant has been intimately involved with the game of basketball at both the collegiate and pro level. He is a commentator for TNT, NBA TV and CBS sports.
The Capital Classic Grant Hill MVP Award
For the 43rd Annual Capital Classic in April 2016, the Capital Classic MVP Award was named after Grant. Upon learning of the MVP Award, he said, “When I was growing up, I remember the Capital Classic was the be all, end all game. I always looked forward to it and every year, my dad and I would go just to watch. I always dreamed of having the opportunity to play in the game, and when I did, it was one of the most incredible experiences. Now, to have the MVP Award named in my honor is such an incredible privilege. I am so appreciative and honored. I look forward to working with Bob Geoghan, the game’s founder, and his new team to bring the game back to its iconic status.” Grant's contributions to the Capital Classic and the DC community continue to this day.