Jerami Grant

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Jerami Grant
Jerami Grant dunking cropped.jpg
Grant dunking with the Thunder in 2017
No. 9 – Oklahoma City Thunder
Position Forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1994-03-12) March 12, 1994 (age 24)
Portland, Oregon
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school DeMatha (Hyattsville, Maryland)
College Syracuse (2012–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
20142016 Philadelphia 76ers
2016–present Oklahoma City Thunder

Houston Jerami Grant (born March 12, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Syracuse University.

High school career

Grant attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland where as a senior in 2011–12, he averaged 12.5 points in 23 games.[1]

Considered a four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Grant was listed as the No. 11 power forward and the No. 37 player in the nation in 2012.[2]

College career

At Syracuse, Grant averaged 12.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 31.4 minutes per game in 2013–14 while shooting 49.6% from the floor; he also scored in double figures in 24 of 32 games played and posted 19 points three times. He was also a 2014 All-ACC Honorable Mention selection.

In April 2014, Grant declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.[3]

College statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Syracuse 40 9 14.3 .462 .400 .562 3.0 .5 .4 .5 3.9
2013–14 Syracuse 32 20 31.4 .496 .000 .674 6.8 1.4 .8 .6 12.1

Professional career

Philadelphia 76ers (2014–2016)

On June 26, 2014, Grant was selected with the 39th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers,[4] and joined the team for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[5] On September 29, 2014, he signed a two-year deal with the 76ers.[6][7] On January 21, 2015, he recorded four points and eight blocks in a loss to the New York Knicks. The eight blocks were the most in a game for a 76er since Samuel Dalembert had nine on December 12, 2007, and the most by a 76ers' rookie since Shawn Bradley had nine on January 17, 1994.[8] On February 2, he had a season-best game with 18 points and 7 rebounds in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.[9]

In July 2015, Grant re-joined the 76ers for the 2015 NBA Summer League. On November 11, 2015, he recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to the Toronto Raptors.[10] On December 30, he recorded 16 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and five blocked shots in a 110–105 win over the Sacramento Kings.[11]

Oklahoma City Thunder (2016–present)

On November 1, 2016, Grant was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Ersan İlyasova and a protected draft pick.[12] He made his debut for the Thunder the following day in an 85–83 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, recording six points, two rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes off the bench.[13] On December 19, 2016, he scored a season-high 15 points in a 110–108 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.[14] On February 1, 2017, he tied his season high mark with 15 points in a 128–100 loss to the Chicago Bulls.[15]

On October 31, 2017, Grant scored 17 points off the bench in a 110–91 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. He finished 5 of 9 from the floor to record 17 points for the first time since April 1, 2016.[16]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Philadelphia 65 11 21.2 .352 .314 .591 3.0 1.2 .6 1.0 6.3
2015–16 Philadelphia 77 52 26.8 .419 .240 .658 4.7 1.8 .7 1.6 9.7
2016–17 Philadelphia 2 0 20.5 .353 .000 .500 3.5 .0 .0 2.0 8.0
2016–17 Oklahoma City 78 4 19.1 .469 .377 .619 2.6 .6 .4 1.0 5.4
2017–18 Oklahoma City 81 1 20.3 .535 .291 .675 3.9 .7 .4 1.0 8.4
Career 303 68 21.9 .444 .301 .641 3.6 1.0 .5 1.2 7.5

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017 Oklahoma City 5 0 22.1 .613 .333 .857 3.8 .8 .2 .4 9.2
2018 Oklahoma City 6 0 22.1 .514 .250 .455 3.3 1.0 .7 .5 7.2
Career 11 0 22.1 .561 .286 .611 3.5 .9 .5 .5 8.1

Personal life

Grant is the son of Harvey and Beverly Grant, and has three brothers: Jerai, 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] Two of his brothers, Jerai and Jerian, are also professional basketball players.

References

  1. ^ Jerami Grant's (Hyattsville, MD) High School Timeline
  2. ^ Jerami Grant Recruiting Profile
  3. ^ Syracuse sophomore forward Jerami Grant to enter NBA draft
  4. ^ "Sixers Select McDaniels, Grant, Micic in the Second Round of the 2014 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 27, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sixers Announce Orlando Pro Summer League Camp Invitees". NBA.com. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ Jerami Grant Signs Two-Year Guaranteed Deal with Sixers
  7. ^ Philadelphia 76ers sign former Syracuse forward Jerami Grant to 2-year deal
  8. ^ Anthony helps Knicks to 2nd straight win, 98-91 over 76ers
  9. ^ Jerami Grant 2014-15 Game Log
  10. ^ 76ers vs Hornets game notes
  11. ^ Sixers surprise Kings for 2nd win in 3 games
  12. ^ "Thunder Acquires Jerami Grant and Trade Exception". NBA.com. November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Westbrook gets 35, leads unbeaten Thunder past Clips 85-83". ESPN.com. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Hawks overcome Westbrook's 46 to beat Thunder 110-108". ESPN.com. December 19, 2016. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Butler scores 28 and Bulls rout Thunder 128-100". ESPN.com. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Paul George, Thunder cruise to 110-91 win over Bucks". ESPN.com. October 31, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2017. 
  17. ^ Tynes, Tyler (June 30, 2014). "Jerami Grant and his basketball family". Philly.com. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
  • Syracuse bio
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