#3 Jerami Grant
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6'7" 200 lbs Forward
HS: DeMatha Catholic Hyattsville, MD
Born: 3/12/1994 Portland, OR
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2012-13 Fr F 40 9 572 54 117
46.2%
41 73
56.2%
6 15
40.0%
18 118 72 46 54 1 26 17 17 155 3.9 0.5 3.0
2013-14 So F 32 20 1005 133 268
49.6%
120 178
67.4%
0 5
0.0%
44 217 139 78 75 3 37 26 18 386 12.1 1.4 6.8
Career    
72
29
1577
187
385
48.6%
161
251
64.1%
6
20
30.0%
62
335
211
124
129
4
63
43
55
541
7.5
0.9
4.7

Jerami Grant was a forward at Syracuse University. He was an outstanding athlete with very quick jumping skills and a large wingspan. Grant was a terrific rebounder but had limiting shooting range.

Jerami Grant Syracuse Orange BasketballGrant was a key reserve his freshman season, providing a high level of energy every time he entered the game. He would start nine games when James Southerland was suspended and DaJuan Coleman was hurt. Grant displayed a lot of athleticism, and a nice shooting touch, but struggled with his defensive assignments. The defensive liability would cost him playing time later in the year. Grant's best game was against Notre Dame, where he played against his older brother Jerian Grant. Jerami would score 14 points in that game, playing all 40 minutes, and shooting six of eight from the floor.

Grant would be suspended for the first game of his sophomore season for playing in an unsanctioned recreation league game the preceding summer. He would begin the season as a reserve, as coach Jim Boeheim preferred to bring him into the game as a change of pace. However, twelve games into the season that changed when DaJuan Coleman's season ended due to injury, and Grant was put into the starting role.

Grant flourished in the back of Syracuse's zone, and was the team's best rebounder, seven times having double digit rebound totals. He would injure his back in late December, and that would hamper his playing ability on occasions for the remainder on the season, forcing him to miss the first Boston College game, and parts of other games of the season. He never quite developed a shooting touch, and while prolific at drawing fouls and getting to the basket, he was not a good free throw shooter. However, he defended the back of the zone very well.

Grant was an honorable mention selection on the All-ACC Team. Syracuse fans were looking forward to seeing how Grant developed for his junior season when he announced he was leaving school early for the NBA draft. He was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2014 NBA draft with the 39th pick by the Philadelphia 76ers. Grant had moved to a starting role his second season. After a little over two seasons with the 76ers, Grant was traded in November 2016 to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

NBA Career Statistics
Season Team Pos G Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3FGA 3FGM % Asst Reb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2014-15
Philadelphia
F
65
1,377
124
352
35.2%
114
193
59.1%
49
156
31.4%
79
198
144
85
40
68
411
6.3
1.2
3.0
2015-16
Philadelphia
F
77
2,066
251
599
41.9%
212
322
65.8%
34
146
24.0%
135
361
215
110
54
127
749
9.7
1.8
4.7
2016-17
Phi/OKC
F
80
1,531
152
328
46.3%
90
147
61.2%
43
116
37.1%
46
206
149
44
34
79
437
5.5
0.6
2.6
2017-18
Oklahoma City
F
81
1,647
244
456
53.5%
162
240
67.5%
159
528
30.1%
57
319
156
54
31
77
672
8.4
0.7
3.9
2018-19
Oklahoma City
F
80
2,612
409
823
49.7%
157
221
71.0%
115
293
39.2%
79
417
214
67
61
100
1,090
13.6
1.0
5.2
2019-20
Denver
F
71
1,892
303
634
47.8%
147
196

75.0%

98
252
38.9%
88
248
154
63
50
57
851
12.0
1.2
3.5
2020-21
Detroit
F
54
1,829
400
932
42.9%
290
343

84.5%

115
329
35.0%
152
250
125
109
35
58
1,205
22.3
2.8
4.6
2021-22
Detroit
F
47
1,500
298
699
42.6%
217
259
83.8%
91
254
35.8%
111
191
107
85
44
49
904
19.2
2.4
4.1
Total
  F
555
14,454
2,181
4,823
45.2%
1,389
1,921
72.3%
578 1,656 34.9%
747
2,189
1,263
-
617
348
615
6,329
11.4
1.3
3.9

Grant's career would take off in Oklahoma City, with 2018-19 being his first big year. He was building a reputation as a solid wing player who provided strong defense. The Thunder would trade him to Denver after the season for the Nuggets first round pick.

Grant was traded to the Detroit Pistons in November 2020. He would have a breakout season averaging 22.3 ppg, leading the team in scoring.

Grant would win an Olympic gold medal as part of the 2021 U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball team. He would play in three games and score four points.

Grant is the son of former NBA player Harvey Grant, and the nephew of NBA player Horace Grant.

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