Jerami Grant is an American professional basketball player who plays in the NBA for the Denver Nuggets. Previously, he played college basketball for the Syracuse Orange.
Jerami Grant Bio & Family; Age, Father, Brother, College
The 26-years-of-age basketball player was born as Houston Jerami Grant on 12 March 1994 in Portland, Oregon, the United States. He is the son of his former basketball player father, Harvey Grant, and his mother, Beverly Grant. His father, Harvey, played for 11 years in the NBA with Washington (Bullets and Wizards), Portland, and Philadelphia.
Jerami was raised in a family of six alongside his three brothers, Jerai Grant, Jerian Grant, and Jaelin Grant. Among them, Jerai and Jerian are professional basketball players. Jerai plays for Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Premier League whereas Jerian plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Jerami attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland where he initiated his amateur basketball career. Later on, he enrolled at Syracuse University and played college basketball from 2012 to 2014.
His NBA Career, Stats
Jerami was selected with the 39th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers on 26 June 2014. Immediately, he joined the team for the 2014 NBA Summer League. Later on 21 January 2015, Jerami recorded 4 points and 8 blocks in a loss to the New York Knicks. On 2 February the same year, he had a season-best game with 18 points and 7 rebounds.
The power forward’s stint with 76ers ended on 1 November 2016 after he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. In his debut, he recorded the impressive stats of 6 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 blocks in 18 minutes off the bench.
Jerami was again traded to the Denver Nuggets on 8 July 2019 for a 2020 first-round pick. Playing for Nuggets, he recorded his career-high stat of 29 points in a 115-98 win over the Detroit Pistons on 25 February 2020.
Jerami’s Contract, Salary & Net Worth
After his first inclusion in the NBA via the 2014 Draft, Jerami penned a four year deal with the 76ers, with two years guaranteed on 29 September 2014. His contract earned him a salary of $884,879 in the 2014/15 season and $845,059 in the 2015/16 season.
As a player for Oklahoma City Thunder, Jerami earned the salary of $980,431 in the 2016/17 season, $1,524,305 in the 2017/18 season, and $8,333,333 in the 2018/19 season.
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His recent contract with Denver Nuggets earned him a salary of $9,346,153 in the 2019/20 season. Plus, his salary for 2020/21 is due to be $9,346,153. His net worth is estimated to swirl around $9 million.
Does Jerami Have A Girlfriend?
The basketball star has kept his love life secret up until now. He seems to be devoted to shaping his NBA career which keeps him far from relationship and dating affairs. He mostly spends his time on a basketball court and cherishes the sport from his heart.
In the meantime, Jerami loves traveling and hanging out with his friend and family when he is off the basketball court. The 26-year-old knows how to pass his leisure time very well.
His Height & Weight
Jerami’s dominance on the basketball court is the result of his towering height and muscular body. He stands tall at a height of 6 feet and 8 inches (2.03 meters). Besides, he possesses a bodyweight of 210 pounds (95 kg).
Jerami has the ability to play both as a small forward and power forward.
Some Interesting Facts About Jerami Grant
- Jerami represented the United States’ Men’s Basketball Team at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship where his team won the gold medal.
- He was listed as the No. 11 power forward and the No. 37 player in the nation in 2012.
- During his college career, Jerami was a 2014 All-ACC Honorable Mention selection.
- His uncle, Horace Grant, played college basketball for Clemson and also won four NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers.
- He is active on Instagram with over 141k followers.