IRISH STEW

Is former Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant an NBA first-rounder?

IRISH STEW

Tom Noie
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame finally busted through the NCAA tournament this season with its first run to the Elite Eight since 1979.

Is this the summer that the Irish bust through at the NBA draft?

Notre Dame has not had a player selected in the first round of the NBA draft since 2002 when power forward Ryan Humphrey was selected by the Utah Jazz (and then traded to the Orlando Magic).

Former Irish guard Jerian Grant may put an end to that streak come June. The Atlantic Coast Conference tournament most valuable player and first team Associated Press All-American is projected as a Top 20 pick.

Here is one NBA mock draft updated following Monday's national championship game. http://tinyurl.com/mnkxw5e

Former Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant could be the program's first first-round NBA draft pick since 2002 come June.AP File Photo