Notre Dame opens 2015-16 campaign in impressive fashion.
Notre Dame wins 81-56
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.
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
One of the most versatile and electrifying guards in Fighting Irish basketball history … returned to the program after missing the second-half of the 2013-14 campaign to become the 14th Notre Dame player to earn NCAA first team consensus All-America honors … Notre Dame’s first first-team consensus All-American since Troy Murphy in 2001 … 19th pick overall by the Washington Wizards (later traded to the New York Knicks) in the June 2015 NBA Draft … became the 17th player in school history, and third under Irish head coach Mike Brey, to be selected in the first round … started 117 of the 119 games he played in during his career … finished 11th on the all-time career scoring list (1739 points), third in assists (690) and fifth in steals (175) … only player in Notre Dame history to score more than 1700 points, dish off 600 assists, make 150 steals and block 30 hosts (37) … owns career scoring averages of 14.6 ppg., 5.8 aspg,, 2.9 rpg. and 1.5 spg. … ranks fifth all-time in games started … stands second all-time in career assists average (5.8) … one of two players nationally during the 2014-15 campaign to score more than 600 points (628), dish off 200 assists (267) and make 50 steals (63) and is the seventh players in ACC history to accomplish that feat in a single season … scored in double figures 99 times during his career and led the Irish in scoring on 47 occasions … finished with 20-plus points in 25 career contests … recorded nine double-doubles and dished off 10-plus assists 10 times during his career … unanimous First Team All-ACC selection and MVP of the 2015 ACC Championship after leading the Irish to the tournament title.
FIFTH-YEAR SEASON (2014-15): Capped off his Notre Dame career with one of the greatest seasons in program history en route to earning consensus first team All-American … averaged 16.5 ppg. (628 points), 3.9 rpg. (115 rebounds), 6.6 aspg. (253) and 1.7 stls. (63), while averaging 37.1 mpg. … a unanimous First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as he averaged 14.3 ppg., 2.7 rpg.. 6.9 aspg. and 2.1 spg. … averaged 14.3 ppg. and 6.8 aspg. in four games of the NCAA Championship … led Notre Dame in scoring (15.3 ppg) and assists (6.6 aspg.) during its seven-game postseason run … copped MVP honors at the ACC Championship while averaging 16.7 ppg., 4.3 rpg., and 6.3 aspg. … his 253 assists established a Notre Dame single-season record … ranked first nationally in minutes played, third in total assists, seventh in assists per game and ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.07) … played 37-plus minutes on 26 occasions … led the Irish in scoring 15 times, assists on 33 occasions and steals in 16 contests … one of four Irish players to start all 38 games … reached double figures in 34 contests … netted 20-plus points in 11 contests, dished off 10-plus assists in six games and recorded five double-doubles … dished off six or more assists on 26 occasions … shot 47.8 percent (204-427) from the field and 78.0 percent (170-218) from the charity stripe … scored in double figures in the first 15 games of the season, which marked a career best for consecutive games with 10-plus points … registered first double-double of the season in second game of the campaign versus Navy, as he finished with 17 points and 10 assists … notched back-to-back 20-plus point efforts in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament scoring, 24 points and dishing off eight assists versus UMass, and tallying 20 points and handing out six assists in loss to Providence while garnering all-tournament team recognition … matched a career-high with 10 field goals on 13 attempts versus the Minutemen … recorded third 20-plus point outing of the season when he scored 26 points versus Chicago State making a career-best six three-pointers (on 6-8 shooting) in the contest … registered a career-high 27-point outing in overtime versus Michigan State … scored 19 points in a win over Mount St. Mary’s … opened up ACC play with a 19-point effort in win over Florida State … connected 10-18 shots (matching a career-high for field goals made) from the field in a 24-point effort in a double-overtime win against Georgia Tech that saw him play all 50 minutes of the contest … scored 23 points and dished eight assists in regular-season win against Miami … in road win at Virginia Tech, netted eight points, grabbed seven rebounds (a season-high) and dished six assists … helped produce a come-from-behind overtime win at North Carolina State as he finished with 25 points and played all 45 minutes of the contest … registered one of the most complete games of his career and posted his second double-double of the season as he tallied 23 points and dished 12 assists in a regular-season win against Duke … finished with 17 points and seven assists against Boston College in a win at Purcell Pavilion … played all 40 minutes in win at Clemson and finished with 22 points … copped third double-double of the season by scoring 24 points and dishing 10 assists against Wake Forest that saw him also play all 40 minutes of the game … posted his second consecutive double-double for the second time in his career by scoring 10 points and dishing 11 assists in road win at Boston College … scored 13 points and dished nine assists in loss to Syracuse … scored 12 points and dished off seven assists in road win at Louisville … tallied nine points and handed out nine assists in regular-season home a final win versus Clemson … scored 13 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished off six assists in ACC Championship quarterfinal win against Miami … scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in semifinal win against Duke … notched 24 points and handed out 10 assists in ACC title game victory over North Carolina … played all 165 minutes of NCAA Championship … registered 17-point performance in second-round win over Northeastern … scored 16 points, dished off five assists and grabbed five boards in overtime win over Butler that propelled the Irish to their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2003 … scored nine points and dished 11 assists against Wichita State in NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal contest … netted 15 points and had six assists in loss to Kentucky that marked his final collegiate outing.
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 effort of the season as he tallied 23 points and dished off nine assists versus Bryant … established a new career high with 11 free-throws made on 13 attempts in the contest … played 38 minutes and finished with 23 points and nine assists in win over Indiana … in the contest against the Hoosiers, was a perfect 11-11 from the free-throw line … scored 18 points in 38 minutes in his final game of the season versus Ohio State, connecting on 7-11 from the field.
JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13): Second team all-BIG EAST selection … played in all 35 games, including 34 starts … led the Irish in scoring (465 points/13.3 ppg.) and assists (194/5.5 apg.) … scored in double figures 28 times, which was tied for team-high honors … led the Irish in scoring in 14 games … totaled 101 rebounds (2.9 rpg) and 44 steals … averaged 36.3 minutes per game … shot 40.6 percent (156-384) from the floor, including 34.4 percent (52-151) from three-point range … was 101-137 (.737) from the free-throw line … had a team-high assist total on 22 occasions and led the Irish in steals 16 times … notched two double-doubles (points and assists ) … received the Notre Dame Outstanding Playmaker Award … averaged 14.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.9 assists in BIG EAST play … tallied 19 points in a 78-68 win over BYU during the consolation game of the CVC Classic … was 6-9 from the field and 6-6 from the free-throw line against the Cougars … recorded 11 points and nine assists in the 69-52 besting of Saint Francis (Pa.) … matched a career-high total with 22 points to go along with 10 assists in a 92-65 win over Chicago State … was 9-11 from the floor, including 2-2 from three-point range, against Chicago State … netted 13 points and dished out six assists in 39 minutes on the court in the 64-50 victory over Kentucky … his 14-point effort in the 85-57 win over Kennesaw State started a streak in which he scored in double figures in 13 of 14 games … was 5-7 from the floor and finished with 13 points and eight assists in the 89-67 triumph of Niagara … also had 13 points and eight assists in the 93-74 win against Seton Hall in the BIG EAST opener … was 7-10 from the floor en route to 19 points in a 66-60 win at Cincinnati … had a streak of 18 consecutive made free-throws from the Kennesaw State through the Rutgers contests … compiled 18 points and eight assists in the 73-65 win at USF … recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 assists to go with four steals in a 65-60 win over Villanova … played all 40 minutes against the Wildcats and was 4-7 from three-point range … scored 15 points and was 5-8 from the floor in a 63-47 setback at Syracuse … scored 19 points and dished out six assists in 39 minutes of play in the epic 104-101 five-overtime victory against eventual national champion Louisville … notched 21 points and nine assists in 42 minutes of action in a 82-78 overtime win over DePaul … had 13 points in back-to-back league wins over Pittsburgh and Cincinnati … went for 21 points and matched a season-high total of seven boards in a 72-64 loss at Marquette … also had 21 points in the following game, a 66-40 besting of St. John’s … made a career-best five three-pointers (on six attempts) and had eight assists in the St. John’s contest … tallied 17 points in 40 minutes of play in the 73-65 victory over Marquette in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Championship.
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 team-best 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: NCAA Consensus First Team All-American (2015) … John R. Wooden All-America Team (2015) … Wooden Award Finalist (2105) … First Team Associated Press All-American (2105) … First Team NABC All-American … First Team USBWA All-American (2015) … Sporting News Second Team All-American … Basketball Times Second Team All-American (2015) … ACC Tournament MVP (2015) … First Team All-ACC (2105) … Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) First Team All-ACC (2015) … ACC All-Defensive Team (2015) … ACC Player of the Week (Jan. 26. 2015 and Dec. 8, 2014) … Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP (2015) … 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 now plays 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 … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in sociology.
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Grant's Career Conference
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