Jerian and Jerami are the sons of former NBA player, Harvey Grant, and the nephews of former Magic legend Horace Grant. Their 17 losses in ``close games’’ is tied for the second-most in the NBA. Brett Dawson is in his second year covering the Thunder at The Oklahoman. I'm in the NBA because I worked at it. That was the biggest advantage that I got from being around an NBA family.”. On November 11, 2015, he recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to the Toronto Raptors. Houston Jerami Grant attended DeMatha in Hyattsville, Maryland and Syracuse University. Terms of Use | The former Syracuse star – traded to Oklahoma City last month after two seasons with Philadelphia – has “really good upside,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. Like George, Gordon is often charged with guarding the other team’s top scorer and he had success earlier in the season in twice holding LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard below their scoring averages. Grant's genes don't mean he's a whiz at pick-and-roll defense. WarnerMedia Privacy Center | "Jerami" redirects here. All opinions expressed by John Denton are solely his own and do not reflect the opinions of the Orlando Magic or their Basketball Operations staff, partners or sponsors. (credit: Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images) His other two brothers played in college as Jerai was with the Clemson Tigers and Jaelin played at Independence Community College.

[23] Any son of a former player can tell you that. But struggle against LeBron James and Anthony Davis in Western Conference Finals as the Nuggets fell to Los Angeles Lakers in five games.

It's how hard you want to work. The eight blocks were the most in a game for a 76er since Samuel Dalembert had nine on December 12, 2007, and the most by a 76ers' rookie since Shawn Bradley had nine on January 17, 1994. “But at the end of the day, it's your competitive edge. You didn't, really, but you just knew you were getting better.”.

Horace is the twin brother of former NBA player Harvey Grant. [13] On December 19, 2016, he scored a season-high 15 points in a 110–108 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

And after the father fell for the fake, the son finished. But I don’t play for awards. Or we’d end up in a fight, so that the game would never really finish.’’, Added Jerian, who is averaging 4.1 points and 3.0 assists thus far this season with the Magic: ``You know big brother had to beat down on little brother, so I’d say I was winning most of them. Harvey played college basketball at Clemson and Oklahoma, and was the 12th overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft, going on to play for 11 years in the NBA with Washington (Bullets and Wizards), Portland and Philadelphia. The bad news, however, is that the Magic are just 13-17 in those games. [20] On April 10, he set a then career-high with 28 points in a 127–116 win over the Bucks. If you make a request through There are young up-and-comers whose fathers played in the league, like Phoenix guard Devin Booker. ``He’s kept me up through my struggles this season with it being an up-and-down season for me. ``Someone would definitely leave mad, probably me. Her son is the 6’8″ small forward for the Denver Nuggets who previously played for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Philadelphia 76ers. Austin Rivers still bristles a bit at the question.

Doc Rivers, who first played in the NBA and now coaches in the league, has coached his son in Los Angeles for the past two seasons. He's on his own to hone his jump shot. George, who is holding foes he’s guarding to a combined 42.1 percent shooting, admires the work of Gordon, who has held the individual opposition to 44.3 percent shooting this season. There are role players like Rivers and the Grant brothers, Jerami and Jerian, a guard with the Chicago Bulls. And though there are perks, there's no less work for a second-generation NBA player. Jerami Grant is turning 27 in . ``We talk pretty much every day and he’s having a career year and he’s told me this is the best team he’s played on and he’s playing with some great guys, so I’m happy for him,’’ said Jerian, referring to Jerami averaging 12.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks a game. He’s tall and has a lot of skill now. That night, the defensively potent Pacers held Orlando to 40.4 percent shooting and just eight of 33 from 3-point range.

Grant was a high school sophomore on a recruiting visit to Oklahoma, where his dad, Harvey, had played college basketball. “I was the No.

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Harvey Grant of the Washington Bullets (left) poses with his identical twin brother Horace Grant of the of the Chicago Bulls in September 1992. Grant drove to the rim for a finger roll and a memorable moment.

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Jerian and Jerami are the sons of former NBA player, Harvey Grant, and the nephews of former Magic legend Horace Grant. “There's just a different perspective of understanding what their kid is gonna go through,” Donovan said.

Those gaudy numbers have made George into a favorite to win the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award though the award traditionally goes to shot-blocking centers and guards who rack up steals. Grant is the son of Harvey and Beverly Grant, and has three brothers: Jerai, Jerian and Jaelin.

Prior to covering the NBA, Dawson spent his career covering... [26] Two of his brothers, Jerai and Jerian, are also professional basketball players.

Jerian, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound guard, and Jerami, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward, have vastly differing memories of the heated one-on-one battles back in the day that helped them reach the top of their profession. They gained as much from osmosis as instruction. But he’s caught up. 1 player in high school,” he said. Jerami Grant - Career stats, game logs, biographical info, awards, and achievements for the NBA and NCAA. The elder Grant was about a decade … [16], On July 7, 2018, Grant re-signed with the Thunder. 11 power forward and the No. Coming into Tuesday, eight of the Magic’s last nine games had been classified as ``close games.’’ They are 3-5 in those games with the five losses coming in the previous six games. For a similar given name, see, Jerami Grant's (Hyattsville, MD) High School Timeline, Syracuse sophomore forward Jerami Grant to enter NBA draft, "Sixers Select McDaniels, Grant, Micic in the Second Round of the 2014 NBA Draft", "Sixers Announce Orlando Pro Summer League Camp Invitees", Jerami Grant Signs Two-Year Guaranteed Deal with Sixers, Philadelphia 76ers sign former Syracuse forward Jerami Grant to 2-year deal, "Anthony helps Knicks to 2nd straight win, 98-91 over 76ers", "Sixers surprise Kings for 2nd win in 3 games", "Thunder Acquires Jerami Grant and Trade Exception", "Westbrook gets 35, leads unbeaten Thunder past Clips 85-83", "Hawks overcome Westbrook's 46 to beat Thunder 110-108", "Butler scores 28 and Bulls rout Thunder 128-100", "Paul George, Thunder cruise to 110-91 win over Bucks", "Thunder Signs Jerami Grant to Multi-Year Contract", "Aldridge scores 56, Spurs outlast Thunder 154-147 in 2OT", "Double-OT Thriller A Show of Thunder's Heart – OKC 147, SAS 154", "Dragic, Wade lead Heat past Westbrook-less Thunder, 116-107", "Thunder get 6th spot in West with win over Bucks", "Denver Nuggets acquire Jerami Grant from Oklahoma City Thunder",,;/g/11k33d3xsr;3;/m/05jvx;dt;fp;1,,, Basketball players at the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Final Four, Sportspeople from the Washington metropolitan area, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Career statistics and player information from, This page was last edited on 21 October 2020, at 19:37.