Jerian Grant

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Jerian Grant
Jerian Grant 2015.jpg
Grant with the Knicks in 2015
No. 22 – Orlando Magic
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1992-10-09) October 9, 1992 (age 26)
Silver Spring, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school DeMatha (Hyattsville, Maryland)
College Notre Dame (2011–2015)
NBA draft 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Washington Wizards
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
2015–2016 New York Knicks
20162018 Chicago Bulls
2016 Windy City Bulls
2018–present Orlando Magic
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Holdyn Jerian Grant (born October 9, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball with the University of Notre Dame and was considered one of the top college players in the nation for the 2014–15 season. After being selected with the 19th overall pick by the Washington Wizards in the 2015 NBA draft, his rights were sent to the Atlanta Hawks and then moved again to the New York Knicks on draft night.

College career

After a high school career at prep power DeMatha Catholic High School, Grant came to Notre Dame to play for coach Mike Brey. After redshirting his freshman season,[1] Grant was named to the Big East Conference All-Rookie team after averaging 12.3 points and 4.97 assists per game.[2] In his second season with the Irish, Grant was named second-team All-Big East after averaging 13.3 points and 5.5 assists per game.[3]

After the 2012–13 season, Notre Dame moved from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Based on his strong sophomore campaign, Grant was voted onto the preseason All-ACC team.[4] Grant had a strong start to the season, leading the Fighting Irish at 19.01 points per game during their 8–4 start. But on December 23, 2013 Grant was ruled academically ineligible for the rest of the season and forced to withdraw from Notre Dame.[5] Grant chose to return to Notre Dame rather than declare his eligibility for the 2014 NBA draft.[6]

Grant returned to Notre Dame for the 2014–15 season. Grant immediately helped the Fighting Irish to a 20–3 start and Grant personally had a breakout season as the leader of the team's highly efficient offense.[7] He was named to the midseason watch lists for the John R. Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy.[8][9] The Grant-led Irish finished the year with a 32-6 record and an ACC Tournament championship; they advanced to the Elite 8 in the Midwest Region, where they lost to an undefeated Kentucky team by 2 points.[10]

Professional career

New York Knicks (2015–2016)

Grant was selected the 19th overall pick by the Washington Wizards in the 2015 NBA draft. His rights were subsequently traded to the Atlanta Hawks before finally being traded to the New York Knicks in exchange for Tim Hardaway, Jr.[11] He later joined the Knicks for the 2015 NBA Summer League where he averaged 11.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists in five games.[12] On July 30, 2015, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Knicks.[13] On December 2, he tied his season-high of 12 points in a win over his brother Jerami and the Philadelphia 76ers.[14] On January 12, 2016, he had a season-best game with 16 points and 8 assists in a 120–114 win over the Boston Celtics.[15]

Chicago Bulls (2016–2018)

On June 22, 2016, Grant was traded, along with José Calderón and Robin Lopez, to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Derrick Rose, future teammate Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round draft pick.[16] The following month, he helped the Bulls win the Las Vegas Summer League championship game and earned MVP honors for his 24 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists.[17] On November 15, 2016, he made his first start of the season and had 18 points and five steals in a 113–88 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.[18] On November 26, he was assigned to the Windy City Bulls, Chicago's D-League affiliate.[19] He was recalled on November 27,[20] reassigned on December 9,[21] and recalled again on December 10.[22] On April 10, 2017, he had 17 points and a career-high 11 assists in a 122–75 win over the Orlando Magic.[23]

On November 26, 2017, Grant scored a career-high 24 points in a 100–93 loss to the Miami Heat.[24] On December 29, 2017, he had 11 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds as a starter in a 119–107 win over the Indiana Pacers.[25] On January 22, 2018, he had 22 points and 13 assists in a 132–128 double overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.[26]

Orlando Magic (2018–present)

On July 7, 2018, Grant was traded to the Orlando Magic in a three-team deal.[27]

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

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 New York 76 6 16.6 .394 .220 .780 1.9 2.3 .7 .1 5.6
2016–17 Chicago 63 28 16.3 .425 .366 .890 1.8 1.9 .7 .1 5.9
2017–18 Chicago 74 26 22.8 .415 .324 .745 2.3 4.6 .9 .1 8.4
Career 213 60 18.7 .411 .313 .784 2.0 3.0 .8 .1 6.6

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017 Chicago 5 2 10.4 .261 .111 1.000 .8 1.0 .4 .0 3.2
Career 5 2 10.4 .261 .111 1.000 .8 1.0 .4 .0 3.2

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Notre Dame 34 33 36.2 .380 .354 .819 2.9 5.0 1.3 .2 12.3
2012–13 Notre Dame 35 34 36.3 .406 .344 .737 2.9 5.5 1.3 .2 13.3
2013–14 Notre Dame 12 12 35.6 .518 .408 .865 2.5 6.2 2.0 .3 19.0
2014–15 Notre Dame 38 38 37.1 .478 .316 .780 3.0 6.7 1.7 .5 16.5
Career 119 117 36.4 .436 .345 .790 2.9 5.8 1.5 .3 14.6

Personal life

Jerian Grant is the son of former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Harvey Grant. He has two brothers who play basketball professionally – oldest brother Jerai has played in several leagues around the world and younger brother Jerami plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Youngest brother Jaelin has followed his three older brothers to DeMatha, where he is completing his senior season. His uncle and father's identical twin Horace Grant was an NBA All-Star and won four championships with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers.[28] Grant also has two sons, Jrue and Jrex Grant.

References

  1. ^ Dauster, Rob (November 13, 2014). "The maturation of Jerian Grant: What one star learned during a season-long suspension". NBCSports.com. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Jack Cooley And Jerian Grant Named To BIG EAST All-Conference Teams". UND.com. March 4, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Cooley, Grant named to All-Big East teams". Comcast SportsNet Chicago. March 10, 2013. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  4. ^ Murray, Jason (March 10, 2013). "Syracuse's C.J. Fair voted ACC preseason player of the year; Orange picked to finish 2nd in league". Syracuse.com. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  5. ^ Fortuna, Matt (December 23, 2013). "Notre Dame Loses Leading Scorer". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  6. ^ Hamilton, Brian (September 4, 2014). "Jerian Grant returns from suspension to make Notre Dame relevant again". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  7. ^ Dauster, Rob (January 29, 2015). "Film Session: The case for Jerian Grant as National Player of the Year". NBCSports.com. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  8. ^ Erickson, Nick (January 14, 2015). "Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list revealed". Washington Post. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List Announced". United States Basketball Writers Association. January 23, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  10. ^ Withers, Tom (March 28, 2015). "Survived No. 1 Kentucky holds off Notre Dame 68-66". Yahoo.com. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  11. ^ "Knicks Acquire Draft Rights To Jerian Grant". NBA.com. June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  12. ^ "Summer League Player Profile – Jerian Grant". NBA.com. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  13. ^ "Knicks Sign Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant". NBA.com. July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  14. ^ "Jerian Grant 2015-16 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  15. ^ Bernstein, Jeffrey (January 13, 2016). "Knicks hold off Celtics after Anthony sprains ankle". NBA.com. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  16. ^ "BULLS SEND DERRICK ROSE TO NEW YORK IN FIVE-PLAYER DEAL". NBA.com. June 22, 2016. Archived from the original on June 22, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  17. ^ Bartilotta, Joel (July 18, 2016). "Recap: Bulls 84, Timberwolves 82 (OT)". NBA.com. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  18. ^ "Butler has 27 and the Bulls beat the Blazers 113-88". ESPN.com. November 15, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  19. ^ "Chicago Bulls Assign Three to Windy City". NBA.com. November 26, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  20. ^ "Bulls' Jerian Grant: Recalled from D-League on Sunday". CBSSports.com. November 27, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  21. ^ "Chicago Bulls Assign Jerian Grant, RJ Hunter and Paul Zipser to Windy City". NBA.com. December 9, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  22. ^ "Chicago Bulls Recall Grant and Zipser". NBA.com. December 10, 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  23. ^ "Bulls embarrass Magic 122-75, near playoff berth". ESPN.com. April 10, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  24. ^ "Dragic, Ellington lead slow-starting Heat past Bulls, 100-93". ESPN.com. November 26, 2017. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  25. ^ "Markkanen scores 32 as Bulls beat Pacers 119-107". ESPN.com. December 29, 2017. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  26. ^ "DeMarcus Cousins' historic triple-double lifts Pelicans by Bulls". ESPN.com. January 22, 2018. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  27. ^ Denton, John (July 8, 2018). "Magic Acquire Jerian Grant and Timofey Mozgov in Three-Team Trade". NBA.com. Retrieved July 8, 2018. ...the Orlando Magic acquired point guard Jerian Grant and reserve center Timofey Mozgov on Saturday night.
  28. ^ Hamilton, Brian (February 2, 2012). "Notre Dame's Jerian Grant raised on basketball". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2015.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
  • Notre Dame Fighting Irish bio
  • Jerian Grant at draftexpress.com
  • Jerian Grant on Instagram
  • Jerian Grant on Twitter
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