Jerai Grant

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Jerai Grant
Neptūnas Klaipėda
Position Power forward
League Lithuanian Basketball League
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1989-01-10) January 10, 1989 (age 29)
Bowie, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school DeMatha (Hyattsville, Maryland)
College Clemson (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Sydney Kings
2012–2013 Enel Brindisi
2013 Hapoel Holon
2013–2015 Ventspils
2015–2017 Neptūnas Klaipėda
2017–2018 Orasi Ravenna Basket
2018 Trotamundos de Carabobo
2018–present Neptūnas Klaipėda
Career highlights and awards
  • LBL champion (2014)
  • 2× LBL All-Star (2014, 2015)
  • ACC All-Defensive Team (2011)

Harvey Jerai Grant (born January 10, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for Neptūnas Klaipėda of the Lithuanian Basketball League. He played college basketball for Clemson University.

College career

In his four-year career at Clemson, Grant played 127 games (63 starts) while averaging 6.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 17.9 minutes per game. As a senior in 2010–11, he was named to the ACC All-Defensive team and earned honorable mention All-ACC honors.[1]

Professional career

Sydney Kings

On August 9, 2011, Grant signed with the Sydney Kings for the 2011–12 NBL season.[2] He earned player of the week honors for rounds 14 and 24.[3] In 28 games for the Kings, he averaged 11.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.[4]

Enel Brindisi

On July 7, 2012, Grant joined the Houston Rockets for the 2012 NBA Summer League.[5] On July 23, he signed with Enel Brindisi of Italy for the 2012–13 season.[6] In 30 games for Brindisi, he averaged 4.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

Hapoel Holon and Ventspils

In July 2013, Grant signed with Hapoel Holon of Israel for the 2013–14 season.[7] In November 2013, he left Hapoel and signed with HKK Široki of Bosnia for the rest of the season.[8] He later left Široki before appearing in a game for them.

On December 13, 2013, he signed with BK Ventspils of Latvia for the rest of the season.[9] In 22 league games for Ventspils, he averaged 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, helping the team win the 2013–14 league championship.

On July 28, 2014, Grant re-signed with BK Ventspils for the 2014–15 season.[10][11] In 28 league games for Ventspils, he averaged 11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

Neptūnas Klaipėda

On July 25, 2015, Grant signed with Lithuanian team Neptūnas Klaipėda.[12] He helped Neptūnas reach the LKL finals for the second time in club history, and helped the team have a very solid Eurocup Basketball campaign, reaching the Top16 phase. He avereged 9.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in the LKL, and 8.9 points and 6.2 rebounds in the EuroCup.

On July 10, 2016, Grant re-signed with Neptūnas Klaipėda.[13] He averaged 8.8 points and 5.6 rebounds in the LKL.

Orasi Ravenna Basket and Trotamundos de Carabobo

On August 21, 2017, Grant signed with Orasi Ravenna Basket of Italian Serie A2 Basket.[14]

On May 13, 2018, he signed with Trotamundos de Carabobo of Venezuelan Liga Profesional de Baloncesto.[15]

Return to Neptūnas Klaipėda

On July 19, 2018, Grant returned to Neptūnas Klaipėda.[16]

Personal life

Grant is the son of Harvey and Beverly Grant, and has three brothers: Jerami, Jerian and Jaelin. Harvey played college basketball at Clemson and Oklahoma, and was the 12th overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft, going on to play for 11 years in the NBA with Washington (Bullets and Wizards), Portland and Philadelphia. Grant's uncle, Horace (twin brother of Harvey), played college basketball at Clemson and was a four-time NBA champion with Chicago and Los Angeles.[17]

Grant and his partner, Jessica, have a daughter named Halle.[18] Grant proposed to his girlfriend during one of Neptūnas home games in 2016. [19]

References

  1. ^ "Jerai Grant Player Profile". RealGM.com. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ Otto, Tyson (August 9, 2011). "New Sydney Kings import Jerai Grant is from family of basketball stars". AdelaideNow.com.au. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ "King Grant wins Round 24 honours". NBL.com.au. March 21, 2012. Retrieved January 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Player statistics for Jerai Grant". FoxSportsPulse.com. Retrieved January 1, 2016. 
  5. ^ Maisonet, Eddie (July 7, 2012). "2012 NBA Vegas Summer League: Rockets Release Roster For Las Vegas". SBNation.com. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Brindisi officially signs Jerai Grant". Sportando.com. July 23, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Jerai Grant set to be announced by Hapoel Holon". Sportando.com. July 29, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Siroki signs Jerai Grant". Sportando.com. November 29, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Jerai Grant signs with BK Ventspils". Sportando.com. December 13, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Jerai Grant re-signs with BK Ventspils". Sportando.com. July 28, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Ventspils re-signs big man Grant". Eurocupbasketball.com. July 28, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Jerai Grant moves to BC Neptunas". Sportando.com. July 25, 2015. Retrieved July 25, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Neptunas Klaipeda keeps Jerai Grant for the new season". Sportando.com. July 10, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Anche Jerai Grant è dei nostri! Bussa ormai alle porte una grande campagna-abbonamenti". www.basketravenna.it (in Italian). August 21, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2018. 
  15. ^ "Grant y Alexander, nuevos importados de Trotamundos". Ovacion Deportes (in Spanish). May 13, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Jerai Grantas sugrįžta į uostamiestį". bcneptunas.lt (in Lithuanian). July 19, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018. 
  17. ^ Tynes, Tyler (September 23, 2014). "Jerami Grant and his basketball family". Philly.com. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  18. ^ Otto, Tyson (November 5, 2011). "Sydney Kings import Jerai Grant keen to extend stay in Australia". DailyTelegraph.com.au. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Tete-a-Tete Casino-LKL rungtynių momentas: Jerai Grantas pasiperša savo gyvenimo draugei". 

External links

  • Jerai Grant at legabasket.it
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