SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Grant Hill of the Phoenix Suns has been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s board of governors, the first time an active NBA player has served on the board.

Hill said in a statement issued by the Springfield, Mass.-based Hall of Fame that it is an honor to “represent the living history of basketball.” He said it’s important for current players to be involved and recognize those who came before them.

Hill will serve a three-year term.

The 22-member board oversees management of the Hall of Fame.

Hill helped Duke win two NCAA championships before being selected with the third overall pick in the 1994 draft by the Detroit Pistons. He has also played for the Orlando Magic and is a seven-time NBA All-Star selection.


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