Pat Connaughton scored a season-high 21 points for the Irish.
JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13): Coming off a stellar first season playing with the Irish ... did not play as a freshman ... has played in 34 games, including 33 starts ... led Notre Dame in points (418), assists (169) and steals (44) ... an attacking guard with great athleticism and speed ... slashing type of player who can drive to the basket as well as shoot from the outside ... excellent passer with great ball-handling skills ... his athletic skills, abilities and unselfishness make him a great fit for Mike Brey's system ... hails from the same high school program as Irish head coach Mike Brey and assistant coach Rod Balanis, both DeMatha graduates.
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, which ranked xxx nationally ... was 57-161 (.354) from three-point range ... the 57 made treys were a team-high total ... shot a team-best 81.9% (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 ... went for 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 tournament.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11): Did not play during his rookie campaign.
AWARDS AND HONORS: BIG EAST All-Rookie Team (2012) ... BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (week of Nov. 21) ... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (week of Jan. 30) ... Notre Dame Newcomer of the Year Award (2012) ... Progressive CBE Classic All-Tournament Team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played three seasons at nationally-renowned DeMatha 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 current 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 ... second oldest of four children ... older brother Jerai played basketball at Clemson University ... younger brother Jerami is a freshman on the Syracuse basketball team ... the youngest brother is Jaelin ... son of Beverly and Harvey Grant ... father Harvey played college basketball at Oklahoma and was the 12 pick overall in the 1988 NBA Draft ... 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) ... born in Silver Spring, Md. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a sociology major.