Jerian Grant Matches Career-High In Points; Irish Top Chicago State 90-42


In a conference filled with some of the nation’s best, Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant leads the ACC in scoring and assists, and only added to that in a 90-42 Irish win over Chicago State.

Grant matched his career-high of 26 points, while knocking down a career-best six 3-point field goals. With Grant’s pedigree, it’s not hard to see where he gets it. His father is former NBA Harvey Grant, and his uncle Horace Grant was a member of the Chicago Bulls championship teams.

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Chicago State’s (2-6) head coach Tracy Dildy could see it too. When asked how good Grant is?

“He’s a pro,” Dildy said.

Irish (6-1) coach Mike Brey echoed the sentiments shortly after.

"“He is a scary talent, man,” said Notre Dame coach Mike Brey, who echoed Dildy’s thoughts moments later. “I feel like I’m coaching a pro, because he is a pro.”"

The Irish have gotten in done with the three-ball as of late. In the win against Grambling State on Wednesday, Notre Dame knocked down 12 3-pointers. The hit 14-of-25 against Chicago State on Saturday.

"“We’re just confident from 3 right now,” Grant said. “I don’t think I’ve been on a team that runs like this one. When you run, you get easy baskets and easy looks.”"

Unselfish play, running the floor, and shooting the three is classic Mike Brey basketball. This year’s squad is allowing him to play that style of game, and Grant is right in the middle of it.

Pat Connaughton added 17 points, while Demetrius Jackson and V.J. Beachem added 11 for the Irish.

Trayvon Palmer led the Cougars in scoring with nine points, as they dropped their fourth straight. Their leading scorer Clarke Rosenberg, who came in averaging 17.3 per game, was held to only three points on 1-for-6 shooting thanks to a lockdown effort from Steve Vasturia.

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The Irish will host No. 19 Michigan State on Wednesday at Purcell Pavillion.