Damion Grant Profile


Damion Grant
7-1, 245 pounds
Brewster Academy (NH)

Latest News

1/8, 4:30 p.m.: Grant made a verbal commitment to the North Carolina basketball program this afternoon, IC's Zeke Martins reports. The press conference to announce the commitment will be Wednesday at Brewster Academy at 11:30 a.m.

1/8: While he wouldn't come out and say it publicly as a courtesy to Louis Orr, Jamaican big man Damion Grant will announce his intentions to play at North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon ... (Grant commits to UNC, will announce Wed.)

1/7: According to sources close to the North Carolina program and close to Grant, the big man told the staff that he wanted to play in Chapel Hill -- but that he needed to speak to his family and Smith before making it official. (Grant Needs Family OK Before Committing to UNC)

12/21: Having heard people refer to Grant as "raw" or as a "project," my expectations were of an uncoordinated player who couldn't get the ball to the basket. For that reason, the offensive skills that Grant displayed were a pleasant surprise ... (Damion Grant Scouting Report)

12/20: "It can't get much better than Carolina," Grant told Inside Carolina. "You just have to understand the magnitude of that. There were a million things going through my head at that point. Did he (Doherty) really like what he saw?" Grant says he has scheduled a Jan. 5 visit to Chapel Hill. (Tar Heels focus on Damion Grant)

12/18: "I have no idea if they are close to making an offer," said Brewster coach Jason Smith. "Coach Wojcik came in, then Coach Q came in on Saturday and I got a call last night saying that coach Doherty would be here on Saturday." (Doherty to watch Grant)

12/17: Inside Carolina put together two Grant photo galleries during our trip to Wolfeboro, N.H. -- Photo Gallery I and Photo Gallery II.

12/16: "I've always wanted to play basketball, but never had the opportunity before. There was a basketball court about a half hour away from where I was living (in Hope Day, Jamaica). " (Damion Grant Interview)

12/16: "That's something I've been working on," Grant said postgame, in reference to his shooting touch. "I felt more comfortable out there today. I wasn't rushing anything." (New Hampton vs. Brewster)

12/2: Assistant coach Doug Wojcik traveled to Wolfeboro, N.H. to watch practice ... UNC has decided to continue to evaluate him this season, according to IC's Zeke Martins. The staff had yet to see Grant prior to Thursday and made the trip to gauge whether they'd continue to recruit him. (Heels watch Grant)

11/28: "There's no pressure because [the big schools] understand my situation," he said. "If I'm what they want, they'll recruit me. If not, then we'll go from there. But there's no pressure at all I'm just going with the flow." (IC Interview with Damion Grant)

11/19: "Damion, unfortunately, did not make it down this past weekend (to Chapel Hill)," Smith told IC's Clint Jackson. "Brewster went on vacation Saturday morning, and Damion wasn't able to make it down to New Jersey in time to ride down." (Grant does not make trip)

11/16: Damion Grant will be traveling to Chapel Hill this weekend, according to Smith. "I've spoken with both coaches, Wojcik and Quartlebaum probably six or seven times over the past three weeks and they've spoken to Damion about two or three times also," Brewster head coach Jason Smith told Inside Carolina. (New center target will be on campus this weekend)


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