Family Tree of Jerami Grant Has Strong Roots in Basketball

When it comes to basketball, the Grant family tree knows the game as well as any one.

6’7”, 190lb Jerami Grant is the son of 11-year ex-NBA power forward and current University of Hampton Assistant Coach Harvey Grant. He hit the hardwood with AAU power Team Takeover DC, winning the 2011 Hoop Group Pittsburgh Jam Fest 17U Championship at the Petersen Events Center on Sunday.


17U Team Takeover won the championship at the Hoop Group Pitt Jam Fest in 2011. Jerami was instrumental in their run through the 96 team field.

“We have a lot of athleticism on this team,” said Grant on his squad’s play making ability. “We just try to use it. It definitely makes our team a lot better.”

The rising senior from DeMatha Catholic High School (MD) utilizes a wire-like frame well, fighting for rebounds on every possession, in addition facing up to the basket to score. A vertical leap that can reach the cylinder for the slam adds to a skill set that could have him playing at any number of positions once recruited by perspective colleges.

“I have talked to a lot of schools,” said the Hyattsville, Maryland native, pointing out UVA, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Georgetown, and Maryland as schools interested in him. “I’m very open right now.”

Coming from a family where inherited family chromosomes spell elite basketball, Jerami will again follow in the footsteps of older brothers Jerai Grant, a senior forward at Clemson, and Jerian Grant, a freshman guard at Notre Dame.

Going into his senior year, Jerami Grant will have one more season to play under DeMatha Head Coach Mike Jones, continuing a winning tradition and transitioning to a new one at the collegiate level.

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