Lorain grad Dae Dae Grant will transfer to and play basketball at Duquesne – Morning Journal

Lorain High School graduate Dae Dae Grant has found a new basketball home.

Grant announced via Twitter May 1 he was transferring to Duquesne University. On April 1, Grant entered the NCAA transfer portal after three seasons at Miami (Ohio).

The RedHawks were a program in transition after head coach Jack Owens and the athletic department parted ways, despite Owens getting his contract extended through 2023-24. Grant cited the coaching change as the reason why he left Miami.

“Gonna miss all of y’all and all of Oxford,” Grant tweeted May 1. “I want to give thanks to every program that spent time recruiting me. Finally, due to a coach change I will be attending Duquesne. “

Grant is a 6-foot-2 guard who led Miami last season in scoring at 17.5 pointer gameplay. He also averaged 4.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists.

“I think he’s a professional jump shooter,” Owens told The Morning Journal this past season. “He’s a guy who can make shots, and make shots in bunches. He can really shoot the basketball. He’s the ultimate competitor and he’s a great teammate. He competes and won’t back down. It’s a toughness that he gives us coming from Lorain. “

“I think he’s a guy who will be able to play after college. He’s shifty, he can handle, he can shoot it and he can defend. I just think he’s the ultimate competitor. “

Last season, Grant scored 20 points in a game 11 times and led his team in scoring 18 times. He was an all-Mid-American Conference honorable mention pick. It was his third All-MAC selection. As a sophomore, he was third-team All-MAC and was also named to the All-Freshman Team.

Because of the NCAA COVID-19 waiver allowing players an extra year of eligibility, Grant can play two years at Duquesne. He will also be eligible to play immediately in 2022-23.

Grant – the 2019 Lorain County Mr. Basketball award winner – is joining a team that has nowhere to go but up. Last season, Duquesne was last in the 14-team Atlantic-10 conference with a 1-16 mark and was 6-24 overall.

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