Syracuse Sophomore forward Jerami Grant announced Monday that will forego his final two seasons with the Orange and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, SI.com reports.
Sports Illustrated said that Grant’s father, Harvey, told them his son will be making an announcement in the near future and plans to his an agent. Grant will join freshman Tyler Ennis in the draft as the only two players to leave early for the Orange this year. In 32 games, Grant averaged 12.1 points per game on 49.6 percent shooting to go along with a team high 6.8 rebounds. He was named an All-ACC honorable mention.
Many current mock drafts have Grant currently ranked as a mid-to-late first round pick. He is an incredible athlete who has the ability to jump out of the gym. He showed a lot of growth in his game and in his body after his freshman year. With his length and rebounding ability, I think he can come in and make an impact, but he will need to develop his offensive game. he lacks a consistent jumper and doesn’t have a great variety of offensive moves to the basket. He still has a lot of room to grow, but I think he could fit in a system with a team that likes to get out in transition.
Grant comes from a family with an NBA background. Harvey Grant played 11 seasons in the NBA after being drafted 12th overall by the Washington Bullets. His brother and Jerami’s uncle Horace Grant also played in the league for 17 seasons.