Gary Grant (basketball)

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Gary Grant
Personal information
Born (1965-04-21) April 21, 1965 (age 57)
Canton, Ohio
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolCanton McKinley (Canton, Ohio)
CollegeMichigan (1984–1988)
NBA draft1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career1988–2002
PositionPoint guard
Number23, 1, 14
Career history
19881995Los Angeles Clippers
1995–1996New York Knicks
1996–1997Miami Heat
1997Yakima Sun Kings
1998Portland Trail Blazers
19992000Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points4,368 (7.9 ppg)
Assists3,013 (5.5 apg)
Rebounds1,283 (2.3 rpg)
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Gary Grant (born April 21, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player at the point guard position in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

College career

Gary "The General" Grant played for Canton McKinley High School and collegiately at the University of Michigan. Gary received his BA in Kinesiology.

Grant holds several Michigan records including career starts (128), career assists (731), career steals (total and per game), career minutes, career turnovers, single-season assists per game, single-season steals (total and per game, 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for both), single-season turnovers, and single-game steals.[1]

During the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season while playing for the 2010–11 Michigan Wolverines team, Darius Morris surpassed Grant's school record single-season assist total set for the 1987–88 team.[2] The following season Trey Burke broke Grant's freshman season assist total record.[3] In the regular season finale for the 2016–17 team, Derrick Walton broke his single-game assists record.[4]

Professional career

He was selected in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics, but his rights were traded to the Los Angeles Clippers on draft night. There he remained for seven years before moving on to the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat, and the Portland Trail Blazers. While playing for the Clippers, he was featured in the 1992 film Miracle Beach.[5]

Personal life

Grant has three children with Tammie Grant: Taryn, Mahogany, and Piper.[6]

He has a cameo appearance in the 1992 Dean Cameron film Miracle Beach.


  1. ^ "All-Time Records". CBS Interactive. p. 8. Archived from the original on 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2011-03-21.
  2. ^ "Postgame Notes: #3 Duke 73, Michigan 71". CBS Interactive. 2011-03-20. Archived from the original on 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
  3. ^ Rothstein, Michael (2012-03-01). "Burke breaks freshman assists mark: Point guard surpasses record held for more than 25 years by U-M great Gary Grant". ESPN. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  4. ^ Quinn, Brendan F. (March 5, 2017). "Michigan smashes Nebraska behind Derrick Walton Jr.'s record 16 assists". Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "Gary Grant - IMDb profile".
  6. ^ San Diego State basketball

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