Greg Grant

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Greg Grant
Personal information
Born (1966-08-29) August 29, 1966 (age 50)
Trenton, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Listed weight 140 lb (64 kg)
Career information
High school Trenton Central
(Trenton, New Jersey)
College
NBA draft 1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 1989–1998
Position Point guard
Career history
1989–1990 Phoenix Suns
1990–1991 New York Knicks
1991 Charlotte Hornets
19911993 Philadelphia 76ers
1993–1994 Rapid City Thrillers
1994 Pittsburgh Piranhas
1994–1995 Mexico City Aztecas
1995 Denver Nuggets
1995 Capitanes de Arecibo
1995 San Diego Wildcards
1995 Philadelphia 76ers
1995–1996 Shreveport Storm
1995–1996 Washington Bullets
1996 Denver Nuggets
1996 Atlantic City Seagulls
1996–1997 C. Montana Forlì
1997 Sioux Falls Skyforce
1997–1998 Connecticut Pride
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Gregory Alan "Greg" Grant (born August 29, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Growing up in a broken home, Grant worked in a fish market while in high school. After being discovered at the local playground, the 5'7" (1.70 m) point guard enrolled at Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) in 1986, and led Division III in scoring in 1989.

That same year he was selected with the 52nd overall pick by the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Draft. He spent nine years in the NBA, playing for six different teams. Grant now runs a sports academy in Trenton. He also offers one-on-one instructions and clinics.

With the help of writer (and fellow Trenton native) Martin Sumners, Grant detailed his unlikely journey from the playgrounds to college and all the way to the NBA in his autobiography, 94 Feet and Rising: The Journey of Greg Grant to the NBA and Beyond, released on July 17, 2009.

Grant was named head coach of Trenton Central High School in 2010. He implemented initiatives that included a larger focus on education and better performances on court.[1] In the 2013-14 school year, he coached Trenton to a 27-3 record en route to the Mercer County division title, and the school's first ever Colonial Valley Conference Championship (they lost to Linden in the state championship).[2] He retired after five years, compiling a 100-32 record over that time, and a 100 percent graduation rate from his players.[3]

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