Jerami Grant (born March 12, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons.
He is very much that sort of player who has suddenly become an NBA all of a sudden after being considered a role player.
Jerami Grant played college basketball for the Syracuse Orange.
Grant confessed how much it meant to him as he was a part of team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic.
To cap it all he helped team USA to the gold medal.
Jerami Grant is the son of Harvey and Beverly Grant, and has three brothers: Jerai, Jerian and Jaelin.
Harvey, his father played college basketball at Clemson and Oklahoma, and was the 12th overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft selected by the Washington Wizards.
Grant’s uncle, Horace (twin brother of Harvey), played college basketball at Clemson and was a four-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers.
Two of his brothers, Jerai and Jerian, also are professional basketball players.
Grant attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland.
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.
Grant declared for the NBA draft in April 2014, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.
Although a guard, he can also play as a small forward due to his defensive skills.
In the Draft that year, Grant was selected with the 39th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, and immediately joined the team for the NBA summer league.
On September 29, 2014, he finally signed a four-year deal with the 76ers, with two years guaranteed.
On November 11, 2015, he recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to the Toronto Raptors.
After 2 seasons in Philly, Grant was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Ersan İlyasova and a protected draft pick.
He will then be traded to Nuggets after 3 seasons in OKC for a 2020 first round pick.
At the Nuggets, he helped them to an NBA western conference final berth with a too hot to handle eventual winners, LeBron’s Lakers, losing 4-1 in the series.
He was seen being advised by LeBron after the game series.
Trade to the Pistons
On November 22, 2020, Grant signed a three-year, $60 million contract with the Detroit Pistons through a sign-and-trade with the Denver Nuggets.
Detroit also received draft rights to 2015 second-round pick Nikola Radičević in exchange for cash considerations.
It was at the Pistons he had his breakthrough and being the star player for the struggling franchise.
He was finalist for the most improved player category and also averaged a career high in points per game.
He attended and played college basketball for Syracuse Orange.
Grant signed a three-year, $60 million contract with the Detroit Pistons.
Grant was listed as 6 feet 8 inches (2.03m).
Yes, he has been on the radar of the Lakers for a possible trade