Notre Dame has just lost their leading scorer, Jerian Grant, for the remainder of the season. According to Grant, the reason for his absence for the rest of the season was an “academic matter.”
In a 400-plus-word letter, Grant, who averages 19 points per game for the 8-4 Fighting Irish, said that he is no longer enrolled in school “due to an academic manner that [he] did not handle properly” and that, as a result, he is no longer a member of the basketball program.
Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said Grant’s loss might be the biggest he’s faced in his 14 seasons as the Irish head into ACC play for the first time.
“This one’s going to be the hardest for two reasons: Jerian is so involved with everything we do on the offensive end of the floor, and we’re trying to negotiate a new league,” Brey said Monday.
This could be a huge loss for the Fighting Irish, who were having a decent campaign thus far; they sit at 8-4 on the season, good enough for third place in the ACC right now.
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