Shakyla Hill’s Quadruple Double Performance
Grambling State College Basketball Player Shakyla Hill etched her name into the record books after a rare quadruple-double performance. Hill ended the night with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals which ended up being helpful in Grambling’s 93-71 Victory over Alabama. Hill is now the fourth player in NCAA Division I women’s basketball to record a quadruple-double.
The storybook element to this accomplishment is that on one of the final plays of the night, Hill found teammate Monish Neal for a 3-point shot that would clinch the victory and mark Hill’s 10th assist of the game. Grambling coach Freddie Murray spoke highly of Hill’s unselfish team-play, “She is very unselfish. 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.”
Hill received praise from notable figures in the sports world which included the WNBA, Houston’s own James Harden, and Chris Paul on Twitter. During an appearance on Jemele Hill and Michael Smith’s ‘SportsCenter’ revamp SC6, Shakyla made it clear she was hoping for a shout-out from LeBron James.
Her wish was granted as James talked to the media the following Saturday about watching the performance while eating at a taco spot in Florida. “Me and Swish (J.R. Smith) was like ‘holy sh…, that’s impressive. It doesn’t matter what level you at, what type of league you in, male or female, you able to get a quadruple double in any facet, obviously not with turnovers. She did it with steals.”
“Did you see her stat line at halftime? She had like four points, three rebounds, three steals, three assists. Like, and she went off in the second half, so big congratulations to her for sure.”
Congratulations Shakyla. Keep up the great work!