Jerian Grant missed the final 20 games for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2013-14 season. While the reasons for his suspension were pretty vague, it did have to do with some sort of academic issue or rule(s) violation. However, no one really knows exactly what happened.
Regardless, Jerian Grant did his time. He was apologetic upon the suspension, showed remorse, and served out his suspension doing whatever it is college basketball players do while they are not allowed to go play hoops.
Yesterday, however, Notre Dame’s sports information department released a statement announcing Grant’s return to the university. As you will see in the release, Jerian Grant is not the lone student-athlete to be readmitted by the school.
“The University recently granted readmission to a group of individuals, and that group included student-athletes Jerian Grant and [wide receiver] DaVaris Daniel. Both will return to Notre Dame beginning with summer school next month.”
Grant averaged 19.0 points, 6.2 assists and 2.1 rebounds, in only 12 games last year for the Fighting Irish. While that is a small sample size I am pretty sure the program is more than thrilled about his return to the team.
Whether or not it is a triumphant return is yet to be seen, but with Notre Dame struggling to find itself in their first year in the ACC, they could use all the help they can muster.