NBPA: Jerami Grant Q&A

Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha Catholic rising senior forward Jerami Grant talks with Pack Pride.

Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha Catholic rising senior forward Jerami Grant is a top 35 prospect nationally and is hearing from several high-major programs.

He talks about his game and recruitment in this exclusive Q&A with Pack Pride.

How are the games at the camp going for you?
It went OK, there are a lot of good players here so you have to adjust. I'm not used to playing with guys of this talent level so instead of being aggressive and looking to score the ball all the time you have to look to pass or just try to win.

Is that adjustment something that takes a certain amount of time or is it something natural at this point?
It probably takes a couple games, not really long because we don't have long here. We don't have much time.

Once guys start getting comfortable with the setting, does the level of play go up? How will your game be different tonight and tomorrow?
I'll probably be more aggressive, not just scoring wise though. Passing, setting up my other teammates, playing defense and doing what it takes to win.

How has the recruiting process been going this spring? Have you developed a list of favorites? What will the school you end up choosing have to have?
I'm listing a lot of schools, and I'm still kind of open right now. But I have NC State, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Rutgers and Maryland.

I'm looking for playing time, somewhere where I can play my game and not just do things like set screens. I'm looking for somewhere that can win.

If you had to describe your game in one sentence, what would you say?
My game would be getting out and running with the best of them.

You took an unofficial visit to NC State recently, how did that go?
It went well. I definitely like the facility they have, the new one. I like the campus, I got to look around a little bit.

With the history your family has at Clemson University, is it ever difficult to try and be your own player?
Clemson is always going to be a thing where I have history because of my dad, uncle and brother, but I kind of want to make a name for myself.

What is the one area of your game you'll be looking to improve this summer and fall?
The first thing is definitely my strength. A lot of people here are strong, a lot stronger than me. Also my ball handling. It's a lot different than back at home.

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