Notre Dame has two players drafted for the first time since 1992.
Notre Dame returnees certainly learned valuable lessons from Connaughton and Grant.
Connaughton also named Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award recipient.
Irish combine for remarkable month to close out seasons
Notre Dame qualified as the only institution to have both its men's and women's programs advance to the 2015 NCAA Elite Eight.
UND.com recaps 'An Evening With Notre Dame Basketball' - the revamped end-of-year banquet for the team.
Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey, along with sophomore Jerian Grant and junior Jack Cooley, meet with the media after the team's loss to Xavier.
UND.com provides some keys to the game for Notre Dame's second round match up with Xavier.
Jerian Grant talks with the media after learning of Notre Dame's destination in the 2012 NCAA tournament.
Notre Dame vs. Kentucky
NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Midwest Regional-Wichita State vs Notre Dame (USATSI)
NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Notre Dame Media Day and Practice
Notre Dame takes down Butler, 67-64, in the third round of the NCAA tournament
NCAA Tournament on March 19, 2015
SENIOR SEASON (2013-14): Started all 12 games he played ... was not enrolled at the University during the spring semester ... averaged a career-best 19.0 points per game and 6.2 assists per contest in the 12 games and led the Irish in both categories prior to his departure ... was shooting 51.8 percent from the field (72-139) and 86.5 percent from the free-throw line (64-74) ... registered double-figure scoring in 11 of 12 contests ... tallied 20-plus points in six of those games ... dished off five or more assists in nine games ... began the season by scoring in double figures in a career-best nine consecutive games ... led Notre Dame in scoring on nine occasions ... scored a career-high 26 points in the season opener versus Miami (Ohio) ... connected on 9-14 shots from the field and 5-8 from beyond the arc ... finished with 15 points and six assists in win over Stetson ... registered his second 20-plus point performance of the season when he netted 20 points and dished off five assists in win over Santa Clara ... had one of the best all-around efforts of his career versus Army as he scored 19 points, dished off eight assists and was credited with a personal-best six steals ... played just 29 minutes in win over Cornell, but ended game with 20 points as he finished 8-10 from the field ... against the Big Red, became the 55th player in Notre Dame history to reach the 1,000-point mark ... posted his fourth career double-double in loss at Iowa as he recorded 13 points and matched a career best with 10 assists ... followed that game with a 25-point performance in win over Delaware ... his 10 field goals in the game (on 16 attempts) were a career best ... also grabbed a season-high five rebounds versus the Blue Hens ... registered his second 20-plus point
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12): One of three Fighting Irish players to appear in all 34 games ... started 33 contests and led the Irish in points (418), assists (169) and steals (44) ... second on the team in scoring average (12.3 ppg.) and was first in assist average (4.97 apg.) ... had a team-best 2.68 assist-to-turnover ratio ... was 57-161 (.354) from three-point range ... the 57 made treys were a team-high total ... shot a team-best 81.9 percent (113-138) from the free-throw line ... averaged 36.2 minutes per game ... earned the team's Newcomer of the Year Award ... named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team ... averaged 12.3 points and 5.3 assists in BIG EAST play ... scored in double figures a teambest 26 times, including four 20-plus point games ... had one double-double ... notched a team-best assist total in 22 games ... led the Irish in scoring eight times and in steals on 14 occasions ... scored in double figures in the first four games of the season ... tallied 11 points in each of the first two games (Mississippi Valley State and Detroit) before going for 17 against both Sam Houston State and Delaware State ... also had six rebounds and seven assists in the Sam Houston State contest ... scored 20 points against Georgia in the Progressive CBE Classic ... was named to the Progressive CBE Classic All-Tournament Team ... recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds in addition to seven assists in an 84-59 win over Bryant ... led Notre Dame with 16 points at Gonzaga ... had a 20-point effort versus Maryland ... started a six-game double-digit scoring streak with 14 points versus Indiana ... tallied 15 points in back-to-back contests against Sacred Heart and Pittsburgh ... had seven assists against Sacred Heart and nine assists versus Pittsburgh in the BIG EAST opener ... scored 17 points in road games against Cincinnati and Louisville, a double-overtime victory ... began a season-best nine-game double-digit scoring streak with an 11-point, six-assist effort in 67-58 upset win over No. 1 Syracuse ... the double-figure scoring streak coincided with Notre Dame's nine-game win streak ... had a 12-point, eight-assist performance against Marquette ... scored a season-high 22 points in an 84-76 besting of DePaul ... notched 10 points and matched a season-best total of nine assists in the 74-70 comeback overtime win at Villanova ... deposited 20 points in a 71-44 triumph of West Virginia ... had 11 points and seven assists against Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Championship.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11): Did not play during his rookie campaign.
AWARDS AND HONORS: Second Team All-BIG EAST (2013) ... NABC District V Second Team (2013) ... Notre Dame Outstanding Playmaker Award (2013) ... BIG EAST All-Rookie Team (2012) ... BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (Nov. 21, 2011) ... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Jan. 30, 2012) ... Notre Dame Newcomer of the Year Award (2012) ... Progressive CBE Classic All-Tournament Team (2011).
HIGH SCHOOL: Played three seasons at nationally-renowned DeMatha High School in Washington, D.C. under the teaching of head coach Mike Jones ... helped DeMatha compile an 88-18 record during in those three seasons ... served as team captain in his senior season ... averaged 10.5 points per game his senior season while helping his team to a 32-4 record ... two-time first team all-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) honoree ... two-time All-Met honoree by the Washington Post ... led his teams to back-to-back WCAC regular-season as well as tournament crowns ... key cog in taking home back-to-back Abe Pollin City Title Game championships at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. ... played in the prestigious Capital Classic All-Star Game in April 2010 along with former Irish teammate Eric Atkins ... averaged 7.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists during his junior season in leading his team to both the WCAC regular-season and tournament championships ... DeMatha won the city crown and was ranked second in the DC Metro area by the Washington Post in addition to earning a No. 7 ranking in the USA Today prep poll ... played for Nike Team Takeover during his summer AAU slate ... named MVP of Nike Super Showcase ... also named to all-tournament team at the King James Classic.
PERSONAL: Full name is Holdyn Jerian Grant ... born in Silver Spring, Maryland ... second oldest of four children ... son of Beverly and Harvey Grant ... older brother Jerai played basketball at Clemson ... younger brother Jerami played two seasons at Syracuse and currently is in his first season with the Philadelphia 76ers after being selected as the 39th overall pick in the 2014 National Basketball Association Draft ... youngest brother is Jaelin, a senior on the DeMatha basketball team ... father Harvey played college basketball at Oklahoma and was the 12th pick overall in the 1988 NBA Draft ... he played in the NBA from 1988-99 ... nephew of four-time NBA champion Horace Grant, who was the 10th overall pick in 1987 by the Chicago Bulls ... attended same high school (DeMatha) as former Irish players Sid Catlett (1969-71), Adrian Dantley (1974-76) and Bob Whitmore (1967-69) as well as Irish head coach Mike Brey and assistant coach Rod Balanis ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a sociology major.
Grant's Career Conference