Notre Dame Fighting Irish's Jerian Grant Will Be One of the Top Guards In the ACC

By Trevor Lowry
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be joining the ACC in the 2013-14 college basketball season. Although it will be a challenge to win the conference in their first year, Jerian Grant will still easily be one of the top guards.

Grant led the Fighting Irish last season with 13.3 points per game and 5.5 assists per game.

Grant will be playing in his final year in college hoops, and he very well could have his best season yet. He is coming off of a season where he shot 40.6 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from behind the arc. His 52 made threes were pretty solid, however, that was down from the 57 he made two seasons ago.

Notre Dame will be losing Jack Cooley, which means someone will definitely have to step up. Cooley was the second leading scorer on the team–a whole .2 points per game less than Grant–but it is his rebounding abilities and big body in the paint that will be missed the most.

The ACC will be filled with very talented teams, which means it will have some very talented players. As a result, there will be plenty of great guards, but Grant will easily be one of the best. That is kind of saying a lot considering that teams like Duke and North Carolina and are in the conference.

Whether the case, a good season should be expected out of both Grant and the Fighting Irish in the 2013-14 season. This is a team that is coming off of a 25-win season.

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