Notre Dame men's basketball: Grant has ample supply of confidence
when Notre Dame sophomore guard Jerian Grant arrived from one of the
most prestigious prep basketball programs in the country.
Having waited his turn behind Duke's Quinn Cook and Josh Selby, now
with the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, Grant's final two seasons at DeMatha
(Md.) Catholic High School saw him average 7.1 points, 6.2 rebounds
and 6.0 assists as a junior, then just over 10 points a game as a
Those stats offered little indication that Grant, who sat out his
first season at Notre Dame, was ready for the big stage of college
basketball. But Grant knew that if given the chance, he could deliver.
No Irish has been better this season than the 6-foot-5, 195-pound
native of Bowie, Md. He doesn't turn 20 years old until October but
already dreams of being the best player in the Big East. This year.
That he wasn't a big scorer in high school was a small matter for Grant.
"I knew I could do it because I did it in AAU," he said. "In high
school, my team didn't need me to score. Here, my team needs me to
score, make assists, get people open.
"I can do what my team needs me to do."