Jayson Granger

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Jayson Granger
Jayson Granger 15 - Saski Baskonia 20171215.jpg
Granger, during a game with Baskonia, in 2017.
No. 33 – Alba Berlin
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1989-09-15) September 15, 1989 (age 31)
Montevideo, Uruguay
NationalityUruguayan / Italian
Listed height6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2007–present
Career history
2015–2017Anadolu Efes
2020–presentAlba Berlin
Career highlights and awards

Jayson Antonie Granger Amodio[1] (born September 15, 1989) is an Uruguayan[2][3] professional basketball player for Alba Berlin of the Basketball Bundesliga and the EuroLeague. Listed at a height of 6'2​12" (1.89 m)[4] tall without shoes,[5] and 200 lbs. (91 kg) in weight, he plays at both the point guard and shooting guard positions.

Professional career[edit]

Youth levels[edit]

Granger, a native of Montevideo, Uruguay, played in the youth ranks of the Uruguayan club Club Atlético Cordón (in Spanish).


Granger playing with Estudiantes, in 2013.

In December 2005, Granger had a trial with the Spanish team Estudiantes, and he signed with them in 2006, at only 16.[6]

However, Granger's Uruguayan club, Cordón, requested a formation indemnity, meaning that Granger could only play in the amateur Spanish 4th-tier level Liga EBA, for one-and-a-half years, whilst a FIBA tribunal was deciding the case. The tribunal finally awarded the Uruguayan side €25,000 as compensation in 2007, with Granger being very critical of his former team's actions.[7][8]

During the summer of 2007, he participated in the Americas Basketball Without Borders camp, and he was selected as the camp MVP.[9] Granger made his Spanish 1st-tier level Liga ACB professional debut during the 2007–08 season.[6] During the 2012–13 Spanish ACB season, he averaged 11 points and 3.4 assists per game in the Spanish Liga ACB.[6]


Granger played in the 2013 NBA Summer League, in July 2013, with the Boston Celtics' summer league squad, posting 6 points and 3.6 assists per game, in around 18 minutes per game, in 5 games played.[10] After his contract with Estudiantes expired, he signed with the Spanish club Unicaja, later that same month, for an offer his former team couldn't match.[6]

Granger played in the 2014 NBA Summer League, in July 2014, with the Cleveland Cavaliers' summer league squad, where he had averages of 2.3 points and 1 assist per game, in about 9 minutes per game, in 4 games played.[11]

Granger was selected to the All-Spanish ACB League Team of the 2014–15 season, after being selected as one of the league's two best guards, along with Sergio Llull. He averaged 9.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.2 steals per game in the Spanish ACB League's regular season. He also played a key role in his team's run to the Spanish ACB League playoff semifinals.[12][13]

Anadolu Efes[edit]

On 26 June 2015, Granger signed a two-year contract with the Turkish team Anadolu Efes.[13][14]


On August 16, 2017, Granger signed a three-year deal with Baskonia of Liga ACB and the EuroLeague.[15]

Alba Berlin[edit]

On August 1, 2020, he has signed with Alba Berlin of the Basketball Bundesliga.[16]

National team career[edit]

Granger first played for the Uruguayan Under-16 junior national basketball team at the 2004 South American Championship for Cadets. In the 2005 FIBA South America Under-17 Championship, he led his team in scoring (26.6 points per game), rebounding (8.2 per game), and assists (4 per game), while also leading the whole tournament in scoring, as Uruguay reached the tournament's final.[17] In the 2006 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, he posted team-leading 16.5 points per game (also 5th best for the tournament) and 6.8 assists per game (2nd best in the tournament).[18]

However, Granger did not play with the senior Uruguayan national basketball team in the 2008 South American Championship, as the Uruguayan Basketball Federation refused his request to pay for his girlfriend's plane ticket to the tournament. He also turned down a selection to senior national team to play at the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship, citing an injury that the Uruguayan team doctors argued did not prevent him from playing. Granger also publicly expressed his resentment at the Uruguayan Basketball Federation, for their role in the dispute regarding his transfer, from Uruguay to Spain, in 2005 (see Professional career).[7]

Granger would finally play with the senior Uruguayan national basketball team at the 2012 South American Championship, where he averaged 12.8 points per game (3rd on the team), 5.4 rebounds per game (2nd on the team), and 3.2 assists per game (1st on the team). The Uruguayan side finished the tournament in 3rd place, after losing in the semifinals to Argentina, despite Granger's 26 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists in the game.[19][20]

He did not play at the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, citing the need to take the time off, in order to properly integrate himself into his new club team, Unicaja.[19]


Jayson Granger is the son of Jeff Granger, a New Jersey born American professional basketball player, who played in the Uruguayan League in the early 1980s. He became an Uruguayan citizen, and played for the senior Uruguayan national basketball team. He settled in at Montevideo, Uruguay, where Jayson was born.[21][7]

Career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.


2013–14 Unicaja 24 7 21.3 .408 .293 .861 2.1 3.4 .6 .0 7.5 8.5
2014–15 23 8 25.6 .404 .316 .760 2.7 4.2 .9 .3 10.2 12.1
2015–16 Anadolu Efes 23 14 26.2 .448 .315 .689 3.1 3.9 .7 .0 10.2 10.8
2016–17 35 32 25.3 .463 .327 .753 2.7 3.9 .9 .1 9.7 10.3
2017–18 Baskonia 31 23 21.4 .472 .405 .737 1.9 5.1 .5 .0 9.3 11.3
2018–19 12 5 19.3 .370 .405 .643 1.6 2.4 .3 .0 7.2 5.7
Career 148 89 23.6 .410 .347 .751 2.4 4.0 .7 .1 9.2 10.2


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  2. ^ "Jayson Granger nacionalidad | licencia: ITA {{in lang|es}}". Archived from the original on 2018-09-23. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  3. ^ JAYSON GRANGER basketball profile Nationality: Uruguayan-Italian.
  5. ^ JAYSON GRANGER PREDRAFT MEASUREMENTS HEIGHT W/O SHOES HEIGHT W/ SHOES WEIGHT WINGSPAN 6'2 ¼" 6'3 ½" 200 6'7" - Source: http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Jayson-Granger-5093/ ©DraftExpress.
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  7. ^ a b c "Decidieron quitarlo del plantel" [They decided to remove him from the squad]. ESPN Deportes (in Spanish). EFE. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  8. ^ Lopez, Hector (13 November 2007). "Eurobasket news report (11/13/2007) - Estudiantes Madrid will have to pay 25.000 euros to sign Granger". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Basketball without Borders Americas Day 4 Recap". NBA. 7 August 2007. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Jayson Granger #40 - Celtics". NBA. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  11. ^ "2014 Summer League Player Profile - Jayson Granger". NBA. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Mejor Quinteto de la Liga Endesa 2014-15" [The best five of the 2014-15 Liga Endesa]. Liga ACB (in Spanish). 21 May 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Anadolu Efes Istanbul inks point guard Granger". Euroleague. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Jayson Granger Anadolu Efes'te..." Anadolu Efes S.K. (in Turkish). 26 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Jayson Granger, dirección y potencia física para Baskonia - Saski Baskonia". Saski Baskonia (in Spanish). 16 August 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Jayson Granger (ex Baskonia) agreed terms with ALBA Berlin". Eurobasket. August 1, 2020. Retrieved August 1, 2020. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |dead-url= (help)
  17. ^ "Uruguay #15 - Jayson Antoine Granger". FIBA. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  18. ^ "Uruguay #4 - Jayson Antoine Granger". FIBA. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  19. ^ a b "URU - Granger focuses on Unicaja Move". FIBA. Málaga. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  20. ^ "La exhibición de Granger no fue bastante para llegar a la final (88-81)" [Granger's exhibition wasn't enough to go to the final (88-81)]. CB Estudiantes (in Spanish). 22 June 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  21. ^ "URU - Granger now in the mix". FIBA. Madrid. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2015.

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