|| #3 Jerami Grant
Hometown: Hyattsville, Md.
High School: DeMatha Catholic
Freshman Year: Grant made his collegiate debut in the season opener against SAN DIEGO STATE ... He recorded his first career points against WAGNER with 5 points ... Grant was 4-for-4 from the field and 7-for-8 from the free throw line for a career-high 13 points against VILLANOVA ... He reached double figures for the second consecutive game with 10 points in a career-high 35 minutes at LOUISVILLE ... Grant recorded 12 points and tied his season high with two steals at VILLANOVA ... Made his first career start at PITTSBURGH in a season high 40 minutes of action... Was 6-for-8 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free throw line for a season high 14 points against NOTRE DAME... Pulled down a season high nine rebounds against CONNECTICUT... He scored 5 points and tallied 8 rebounds against MONTANA in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ...
High School: Grant played for Coach Mike Jones at DeMatha Catholic High School … As a freshman on the junior varsity, Grant was named team outstanding player … As a sophomore, Grant was a member of a DeMatha Catholic squad that was 32-4 and won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Championship … The Stags defended the conference title in 2010-11 and went 29-7 … Grant had 12 points and 11 rebounds in a December victory against St. Vincent-St. Mary’s … He added a second double-double, with 14 points and 10 rebounds, when DeMatha Catholic won at Bishop McNamara, 64-53 … Grant had 11 points and seven rebounds in a 59-44 triumph at Our Lady of Good Counsel … He scored a season-high 17 points when the Stags defeated Gonzaga, 51-48 … DeMatha Catholic won the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament and Grant was named tournament MVP … He had 10 points in the championship game, a 53-43 win versus Benedictine … During the summer of 2011, he … He attended the Kevin Durant Skills Camp and the Lebron James Skills Academy … He also attended the NBAPA Top 100 Camp … Grant opened his senior campaign by tallying 18 points in a 77-48 victory against Glenelg Country Day … DeMatha Catholic defeated Jamesville-DeWitt, 83-57, and Grant contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds … He was named MVP … The Stags won four straight at the Holiday Classic in California and Grant earned most outstanding player … He averaged 11.5 points per game in the event … Grant posted 18 points when the Stags defeated Our Lady of Good Counsel, 87-51 … He had 14 points, eight rebounds and four steals in a 62-47 triumph at Neumann-Goretti (PA) … His 14-point effort in a 78-57 victory at Northwest Catholic (Conn.) helped the Stags move to 15-0 … He had 18 points when DeMatha Catholic defeated Gonzaga, 76-47 … The Stags won the first two games of the WCAC Playoffs but lost to Paul VI Catholic in the title game, 55-54 … DeMatha Catholic rebounded to claim the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament with three victories, finishing the season at 29-5 … Grant had 12 points in a 65-63 victory against Benedictine College Prep in the first round … He accumulated 19 points and seven rebounds in a 64-69, second-round win versus St. Benedict’s Prep … In the championship game, a 71-56 triumph against Paul VI Catholic, Grant had a scholastic-best 23 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks … Grant played AAU for Team Takeover and Coach Keith Stevens … Grant was ranked 37th overall and 11th among power forwards on the ESPN 100 … He was 64th overall and 15th among power forwards on The Rivals150 rankings … Grant was the ninth power forward on the Scout.com ratings.
2012 Jordan Brand Classic: Grant was one of 11 players named to the 2012 Jordan Brand All-American East Team … The East was defeated by the West squad, 99-95 … Grant had 10 points in 19 minutes of play and was one of four players on his team to score in double digits.
USA Basketball Under-18 Team: He was one of 24 athletes invited to the USA Basketball Under-18 National Team Training Camp in Colorado Springs … The squad was coached by Florida mentor Billy Donovan … His staff included Gonzaga coach Mark Few and Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart … Grant made the 12-team squad … The group competed in the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship in Sao Sebastiao do Paraiso, Brazil … Grant had four points and five rebounds in a tournament-opening 105-42 victory against U.S. Virgin Islands … In a 110-59 victory versus Mexico, Grant had eight points … The Americans then defeated Brazil, 83-64, and Grant had seven rebounds … In the semifinals, team U.S.A. defeated Argentina, 107-72 … Grant was 3-of-3 from the field and contributed seven points … The squad secured the gold medal by beating Brazil, 81-56 … Grant had seven points and seven rebounds … He started all five games of the tournament.
Personal: Houston Jerami Grant was born in March of 1994 in Portland, Ore. … He is the son of Harvey and Beverly Grant … Harvey Grant was a collegiate standout at Oklahoma and enjoyed a productive NBA career with the Washington (Bullets and Wizards), Portland, and Philadelphia … Jerami’s uncle Horace Grant, Harvey’s twin, played college basketball at Clemson and was a member of NBA championship clubs with Chicago and Los Angeles … He also played for Orlando and Seattle … Jerami’s brother Harvey Jerai played at Clemson before starting a professional career overseas … Another brother, Holdyn Jerian, plays at BIG EAST Conference rival Notre Dame … He also has a younger brother, Harrison Jaelin … Grant is enrolled in the David Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.