August 29, 1966 |
Trenton, New Jersey
|Listed height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Listed weight||140 lb (64 kg)|
|High school||Trenton Central
(Trenton, New Jersey)
|NBA draft||1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|1990–1991||New York Knicks|
|1993–1994||Rapid City Thrillers|
|1994–1995||Mexico City Aztecas|
|1995||Capitanes de Arecibo|
|1995||San Diego Wildcards|
|1996||Atlantic City Seagulls|
|1996–1997||C. Montana Forlì|
|1997||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Gregory Alan 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. 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). He retired after five years, compiling a 100–32 record over that time, and a 100 percent graduation rate from his players.