SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — It’s been quite the year for former Syracuse basketball star Jerami Grant.
After putting himself on the map during last season’s bubble playoff run with the Denver Nuggets, Grant signed a three-year $60 million deal with the Detroit Pistons; joining forces with former SU assistant Troy Weaver, who is the general manager in Motown.
Now, one day after the Pistons won the NBA Draft Lottery to secure the number one overall pick, Grant has reportedly made the cut for Team USA’s Olympic Roster.
Grant had a breakout season his first year in Detroit, putting up career highs in points per game (22.3) and assists (2.8).
Before his NBA success, Grant played two seasons at Syracuse. During his freshman season, Grant helped the Orange to the Final Four.
After declaring for the draft following his sophomore season, Grant was selected 39th overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
When the Olympics tip-off in Tokyo this July, Grant will become just the second Orange to suit up for the men’s team, following Carmelo Anthony, who is the most decorated Olympic men’s basketball player of all-time.