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Next NBA step: Jerian Grant chooses representation

IRISH STEW

Tom Noie
South Bend Tribune

Former Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant is going Hollywood.

Or right down the road from it.

One of the first orders of business for Notre Dame men's basketball players once their collegiate careers end is choosing an agent, and Grant, who earned first team All-American honors last season in leading the Irish to a 32-6 record, has chosen a firm based in Southern California.

Grant recently signed with I AM Sports and Entertainment, a boutique sports and entertainment agency based in Beverly Hills, Calif. I Am currently lists nine NBA players as clients, including Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies and veteran Caron Butler.

Also a client is Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo, which explains one of the reasons Grant signed with the firm. Grant and Oladipo are best friends from their days together at DeMatha (Md.) Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md.

Grant signed with with I AM instead of following his younger brother, Jerami, who recently finished his first NBA season and is represented by former NBA guard B.J. Armstrong under the Wasserman Media Group umbrella.

Next up for Jerian Grant and his pursuit of becoming the first first-round draft pick from Notre Dame since Ryan Humphrey in 2002 is the NBA draft combine in Chicago in mid-May.

The NBA draft is June 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.