Naz Hillmon Parents: Victor Anderson And NaSheema Anderson

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Naz Hillmon is the daughter of her parents, Victor Hillmon and NaSheema Anderson. She was born on April 5, 2000, in Cleveland, Ohio.

She followed in her mother’s footsteps and pursued a career in basketball. 

Both of her parents were very supportive of her passion for basketball. Naz’s mother served as her first coach, while her father, Victor, worked on her soft skills.

Naz Hillmon, A Professional Basketball Player
Naz Hillmon, A Professional Basketball Player (Source: Instagram)

Nazahrah Ansaria Hillmon is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA.

Playing high school basketball at Gilmour Academy, she committed to play at Michigan.

At Michigan, she was named a first-team All-American twice (2021 and 2022), First-Team All-Big Ten four times (2019-2022), and Big Ten Player of the Year (2021).

Additionally, she is Michigan’s all-time leader in rebounds, double-doubles, and free throws made.

Following her final season at Michigan, she declared for the 2022 WNBA draft and was drafted by the Atlanta Dream with the 15th overall pick.

Besides, she has also represented US national team at different levels and won gold in FIBA Women’s AmeriCup, U19 Women’s World Cup, and Americas U18 Championship.

Naz Hillmon Parents: Victor Hillmon And NaSheema Anderson

The WNBA player is among the three kids born to Victor Anderson and NaSheema Anderson (nee Hillmon).

Victor is actually her stepfather, and her biological father is Fredrick Baker.

While nothing much is known about Victor, Nasheema is a former professional basketball player. She was the one who is responsible for instilling the basketball passion onto Naz.

However, her mother wasn’t the only member of her extended family who played basketball.

Naz’s countless uncles, aunts, and grandparents also played basketball at some point in their lives.

Mother NaSheema Anderson

NaSheema attended Vanderbilt University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human and Organizational Development in 1998.

During her years at Vanderbilt, she earned All-American honors and became a staple in the college basketball world.

Naz Hillmon And Her Mother
Naz Hillmon And Her Mother (Source: The Michigan Daily)

Following her collegiate years, she started playing professionally with the Nashville Noise in the American Basketball League for one season.

In 2007, she joined Cleveland Clinic as an Ombudsman and later got promoted as Department Manager in July 2022.

Naz Brother Was Saved By Shaw High School

The 6’2″ power forward has two brothers, one elder brother, Zahkir Hillmon, and one younger brother, Zaharius Hillmon.

Besides, she has a half-sister, Za Tasia Baker, from her father’s side and a stepsister, Jayda Anderson, from her stepfather Victor’s previous relationship.

Moreover, both of Naz’s brothers have a passion for basketball. Her elder brother played high school basketball but had to quit basketball because of his medical condition.

Similarly, her younger brother, Zaharius, played high school basketball at Shaw High School.

Naz Hillmon With Her Two Brothers
Naz Hillmon With Her Two Brothers (Source: Instagram)

On January 12, 2021, Zaharius was playing high school basketball, and his mother was watching live streams at home due to COVID-19 protocols.

Zaharius collapsed in the locker room at halftime. The athletic trainer, David Silverstein, immediately started giving CPR until East Cleveland EMS got there.

Hillmon was rushed to University Hospitals and found that he had a congenital heart defect.

Following the incident, NaSheema urged people to learn CPR. She said, “Everybody should learn CPR at some point in their life.”



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