Grant Billmeier

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Grant Billmeier
College Seton Hall
Conference Big East
Sport Basketball
Position Center
Class Senior
Nickname G-Banger, Banger, Savage
Career 2006–present
Height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Weight 252 lb (114 kg)
Nationality USA
Born (1984-10-06) October 6, 1984 (age 32)
Pennington, New Jersey
High school St. Patrick High School,
Elizabeth, NJ
Awards


  • Robin Cunningham Award for best academics
  • Richie Regan Award
  • All-State Second Team selection(H.S.)[1]

Grant Billmeier is a former European professional basketball player and currently "Asst. Coach" at Seton Hall University.[1]

Career[edit]

Billmeier is listed at 6'10," 252 lbs [2] and is a former player of the Seton Hall University Pirates in the Big East. A resident of Pennington, New Jersey,[2] Billmeier attended The Pennington School there for his freshman year, and then transferred to St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey where he played for the remainder of his high school career.[3] He wore the number 33 at St. Patrick's, but wore 41 at Seton Hall his freshman and sophomore years because the number 33 was already taken by Andre Sweet. Upon Sweet's graduation, Billmeier had his number changed back to 33. He was recruited as a three star prospect as per Scout.com. In 2007, he went overseas to join Würzburg Baskets (German 3rd division), where he was the starting center and helped his team to finish 3rd in the league. After one season in Würzburg, fan favorite Billmeier joined AD Vagos.

In 2008, Billmeier started a basketball summer camp with longtime friend and former Villanova star Mike Nardi.

Billmeier became an assistant coach of his alma mater team in the 2010.

Awards[edit]

  • Robin Cunningham Award for best academics
  • Richie Regan Award
  • All-State Second Team selection(H.S.)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.shupirates.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=52790&SPID=5500&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=12600&ATCLID=669922&Q_SEASON=2012
  2. ^ Caldwell, Dave. "Gonzalez's Approach Is Change for Seton Hall", The New York Times, April 8, 2006. Accessed February 15, 2011. "Grant Billmeier, a junior center from Pennington, N.J., said that 'quite a few' Seton Hall players had talked about transferring when they found out that Gonzalez was being considered as Orr's replacement."
  3. ^ a b Grant Billmeier, Seton Hall University. Accessed September 16, 2007.

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