While Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant may very well be off the board when the Washington Wizards hit the clock at #19 in the 2015 NBA Draft, he at least got a chance to workout for the franchise which his dad, Harvey, spent seven of his 11 NBA seasons playing for.
Here's Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post with a report from the Wizards' first pre-draft workout of the offseason:
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For Jerian Grant, it was another audition, the fifth opportunity to sway an NBA team as he ventures around the country displaying his talents in hopes of securing a job in the league like his father, uncle and brother were able to do. But Monday’s pre-draft workout with the Washington Wizards was uniquely familiar.
Instead of flying into an unknown city, he drove into the District from home in Maryland. At Verizon Center he found David Adkins, an assistant coach when he starred at DeMatha and now a player development assistant for the Wizards. Up above, overseeing the session, was his father, Harvey, who spent seven of his 11 NBA seasons with the Washington franchise, alongside Wizards officials, including General Manager Ernie Grunfeld and Coach Randy Wittman. It all felt familiar to Grant.
“I’m home,” Grant said. “I walk through these locker rooms and the practice gym and it just brings back memories.”
Grant was one of six players to attend Monday’s session, the Wizards’ first official pre-draft workout in preparation for the NBA draft on June 25. Utah point guard Delon Wright, also a fifth-year senior, was the other marquee name. UMass center Cady Lalanne, Stanford center Stefan Nastic, West Virginia point guard Juwan Staten, and District native and NYIT guard Darian Hooker were the other participants. The players went through an assortment of drills and concluded the session with live three-on-three work.