"Malcolm is going to be a great addition to our squad," said Coach Haith. "He is an explosive player – great from long range with strong ball-handling skills. He is a tough player and will be a key component in our continued growth as a program."
The 6-foot, 185-pound guard played in 29 games and made four starts in Big East play as a freshman with Villanova in 2007-08, averaging 5.6 points and 1.4 assists in 12.7 minutes per game. Grant converted a team-best 46.6 percent from three-point range (37-44), 84.1 percent from the line (37-44) and 39.0 percent from the field (46-118). He posted seven double-figure scoring efforts, including a season-high 23 points (6-7 3FG) versus Rutgers and a 22-point performance in an upset win over then-No. 13 Pittsburgh.
Grant provided a spark off the bench for the Wildcats and was considered a clutch three-point shooter. He was pivotal in Villanova's 21-point comeback win over LSU on Dec. 6, scoring all 18 of his points in the final seven minutes – including 14 points in the last 2:55.