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Jerian Grant looking to continue family tradition

Jerian Grant looking to continue family tradition

Welcome to the family business. Horace Grant played 17 seasons, won four titles with the Bulls and Lakers, was second-team All-Defense four times and an All-Star once. Identical twin Harvey played 11 seasons. Harvey’s oldest son, Jerai, played in Latvia last season after previous stops in Italy, Australia and Israel. Another son, Jerami, was a second-round pick of the 76ers last June and turned in a better rookie season than most first-rounders, playing good defense while being assigned to guard everyone from power forwards to point guards. And now Harvey’s third-oldest son, Jerian, is likely to be drafted in the first round Thursday night, as high as the teens, as a solid pass-first point guard with the experience of four seasons at Notre Dame.

From brothers Horace and Harvey in consecutive drafts in 1987 and ’88 to brothers Jerami and Jerian — sons of Harvey, nephews of Horace — in consecutive drafts in 2014 and ’15.

Just for us to be in the NBA together like my dad and my uncle were, it’s just something that you can’t even explain.


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