Surrounded by basketball players in the family, from his father to his uncle, then to his two older brothers, it was natural for Oklahoma City Thunder striker Jerami Grant to follow the trend that is in his blood. He played both high school and college basketball before he was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2014 NBA Draft, finishing 39th overall.
Jerami Grant Biography
Grant was born March 12, 1994, in Portland, Oregon, the son of Harvey and Beverly Grant, under the birth name Houston Jerami Grant. His father is a retired professional basketball player who played for several NBA teams including the Washington Bullets, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Orlando Magic. Harvey is an identical twin, and his twin brother Horace Grant also played professional basketball for the NBA teams Chicago Bulls, Magic Orlando, and Los Angeles Lakers. The other two brothers also played basketball at their respective colleges.
Jerami is the third of his parents’ four children. He has two older brothers and one younger brother. He played high school basketball at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. In his senior year, he played a total of twenty-three games and scored an average of 12.5 points.
He was considered a 4-star recruit on ESPN.com and was named the nation’s #11 striker and the nation’s #37 best player for 2012. After high school, he played college basketball in Syracuse. In the 2013/2014 season, he averaged 1.4 assists, 12.1 points, and 6.8 rebounds per game and was named All-ACC Honorable Mention. In the same year, he announced that he would forgo his last two college elections for the NBA draft.
Jerami Grant NBA Career
Grant was voted 39th place by the 76ers from Philadelphia in the 2014 NBA Draft. He signed a two-year contract with the franchise company and participated in the NBA Summer League the same year. His first game with the team for the regular season was against the New York Knicks, where he scored 8 blocks and 4 points. His blocks were the highest the team had in a game since the days of Samuel Dalembert, who scored 9 points in a 2007 game and the highest from the team’s rookie since the days of Shawn Bradley in 1994.
The following month, in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers that ended in defeat for his team, he set the record for the season with eighteen points and seven setbacks. In 2015, he rejoined the team for the summer league, and in November of the same year, he recorded his first double in his career in a match against the Toronto Raptors. In December he recorded a career highlight with eleven rebounds and 5 blocked shots in a game against the Sacramento Kings that ended in a 110-105 win.
He was traded to Oklahoma City Thunder for Ersan Ilyasova and a future NBA selection in 2016. His first appearance with the team was on November 2 in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. In the game, which ended with an 85-83 win, Jerami Grant scored 6 points, 2 rebounds, and two blocks. His season highlight came in December in a game against the Atlanta Hawks, when he scored fifteen points, although the game ended in a 110-108 defeat.
In 2017, Grant scored seventeen points from the bench in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks that ended in a 110-91 defeat. In July 2018 he renewed his contract with Thunder.
Two of the Grants brothers (Jerai and Jerian) are professional basketball players. Jerai Grant currently plays as a power forward for Neptunas Klaipeda of the Lithuanian Basketball League. He also played college basketball at Clemson University.
Jerian Grant plays professional basketball in the NBA. He is currently working for Orlando Magic as both a point/shooting guard and a shooting guard. He also played college basketball at the University of Notre Dame and was inducted into the NBA in 2015 when the Washington Wizards voted him nineteenth overall. He played for the New York Knicks and the Chicago Bulls before joining the Orlando Magic in 2018.
His younger brother Jaelin also follows the family trend, although he has not yet turned pro. In 2015 he completed his graduation season at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland – the same high school his brothers attended.
Height Weight And Body Stats
Jerami Grant stands at a height of 6 ft 7 in (2.03 m) and weighs 92 kg that is 203 pounds. His wingspan measures 2.2 m.