Gary Grant

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Gary Grant
Personal information
Born (1965-04-21) April 21, 1965 (age 52)
Canton, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Canton McKinley
(Canton, Ohio)
College Michigan (1984–1988)
NBA draft 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career 1988–2002
Position Point guard
Number 23, 1, 14
Career history
19881995 Los Angeles Clippers
1995–1996 New York Knicks
1996–1997 Miami Heat
1997 Yakima Sun Kings
1998 Portland Trail Blazers
1998–1999 Aris
19992000 Portland Trail Blazers
2001–2002 Peristeri
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,368 (7.9 ppg)
Assists 3,013 (5.5 apg)
Rebounds 1,283 (2.3 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Gary Grant (born April 21, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player at the point guard position in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Gary "The General" Grant played for Canton McKinley High School and collegiately at the University of Michigan. Gary received his BA in Kinesiology.

He was selected in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics, but his rights were traded to the Los Angeles Clippers on draft night. There he remained for seven years before moving on to the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat, and the Portland Trail Blazers. While playing for the Clippers, he was featured in the 1992 film Miracle Beach.[1]

During the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season while playing for the 2010–11 Michigan Wolverines team, Darius Morris surpassed Grant's school record single-season assist total set for the 1987–88 team.[2] The following season Trey Burke broke Grant's freshman season assist total record.[3] In the regular season finale for the 2016–17 team, Derrick Walton broke his single-game assists record.[4] Grant continues to hold several Michigan records including career starts (128), career assists (731), career steals (total and per game), career minutes, career turnovers, single-season assists per game, single-season steals (total and per game, 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for both), single-season turnovers, and single-game steals.[5]

Grant has three children with Tammie Grant: Taryn, Mahogany, and Piper.[6]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "Gary Grant - IMDb profile". 
  2. ^ "Postgame Notes: #3 Duke 73, Michigan 71". CBS Interactive. 2011-03-20. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  3. ^ Rothstein, Michael (2012-03-01). "Burke breaks freshman assists mark: Point guard surpasses record held for more than 25 years by U-M great Gary Grant". ESPN. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  4. ^ Quinn, Brendan F. (March 5, 2017). "Michigan smashes Nebraska behind Derrick Walton Jr.'s record 16 assists". MLive.com. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ "All-Time Records". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 8. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  6. ^ San Diego State basketball

External links

  • NBA.com Grant player profile
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