Former Syracuse forward Jerami Grant has cleared and travel with Team USA to Tokyo to participate in the Olympic Games. Grant had entered health and safety protocol on Thursday. He participated in Team USA’s exhibition win over Spain Sunday night. This will be his first Olympics.
“I’m thrilled to learn that Jerami Grant will represent the United States at the Olympics in Japan,” Syracuse basketball head coach Jim Boeheim said in a statement. “He’s worked extremely hard on his game for many years, and this is just reward. I know ‘Cuse Nation will be behind Jerami and Team USA as they go for the gold.”
In addition to Grant, Team USA’s 12-man roster includes the following players: Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Keldon Johnson (Bradley Beal replacement), Jayson Tatum, Devin Booker, Zach LaVine, Kevin Love, Bam Adebayo, Draymond Green, Jrue Holiday, and Khris Middleton.
Grant signed a three year, $60 million deal with the Detroit Pistons in the offseason. He rewarded Detroit with a career year. He averaged a career high 22.3 points and 2.8 assists per game this season while also setting a career high in made three pointers. Grant also averaged 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game while shooting 42.9% from the floor. He took 17.3 shots per game, which was nearly double his previous career high.
Grant spent his first two seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers before being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in year…