Notre Dame G Jerian Grant leaves program

Updated: December 22, 2013

South Bend, IN ( – According to a statement released on
Sunday by Fighting Irish guard Jerian Grant, the redshirt junior is no longer
enrolled at Notre Dame due to an academic issue and will miss the remainder of
the 2013-14 basketball season.

Grant was an integral player for the 8-4 Fighting Irish, leading the club with
19 points and 6.2 assists per game this season. The 6-foot-5 combo guard
scored his 1,000th career point in a win over Cornell on Dec. 1.

“It is with regret and sorrow that I inform you that I am no longer enrolled
at the University of Notre Dame due to an academic matter that I did not
handle properly,” said Grant. “I take full responsibility for my lack of
judgment and the poor decision that I made.”

Grant continued, saying it was his full intention to return to Notre Dame
following the 2014 spring semester, earn his degree and finish his college
basketball career.

“I understand that there is a process that I must go through in order to come
back to school and I will be patient with that process.”

Notre Dame will be back on the court for the first time without its star on
Dec. 29 against Canisius.