University of Michigan Basketball
All-Americans

Gary Grant

1988,   Guard

Gary Grant

Gary Grant came to Michigan in 1984 and made an immediate impact on Wolverine basketball. Excelling defensively, he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 1985 sparked Michigan to a 26-4 record and the Big Ten Championship. Nicknamed "The General," the 6-3 Grant later developed the offensive skills to make him the best two-way guard in college basketball. The first Big Ten player to score 1,000 points, pass for 600 assists and collect 200 steals in a career, Grant earned numerous accolades including: consensus All-America honors in 1988, AP and UPI Big Ten Player of the Year in 1988 and All-Big Ten honors in 1987 and 1988. Grant is Michigan's all-time leading assist man with 731 for his career and 234 for the 1987-88 season. He holds the career and season record for steals (300, 86 in 1986-87) and also ranks fourth in career scoring (2,222 pints), third in career field goals (896) and third in career three-point percentage (46.11%).

A three-time all-state selection, Grant led his McKinley, Ohio high school team to the state AAA title his senior year and was named to Parade Magazine McDonalds all-star teams.

Career Statistics
Year GP FG-FGA FG% 3PA 3P-% FT-FTA FT% Reb Avg. Pts Avg
1985 30 169-307 .550 49-60 .817 76 2.5 387 12.9
1986 33 172-384 .494 58-78 .744 104 3.1 402 12.2
1987 32 286-533 .537 33-68 .485 111-142 .782 159 5.0 716 22.4
1988 34 269-508 .530 44-99 .444 135-167 .808 116 3.4 717 21.1
Totals 129 896-1696 .528 77-167 .461 353-447 .790 455 3.5 2222 17.2

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