First time Olympian, Jerami Grant, has just announced that he is going to become the newest member of the Adidas family. This multi-year endorsement deal comes in a year which has so far seen him put up career high in points per game and be chosen to represent Team USA in the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics
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Grant has had an exciting year. He signed a three-year $60 million deal with the Detroit Pistons in the offseason, had a breakout season, and finished as a Most Improved Player award finalist. He averaged a career high with 22.3 points and 2.8 assists per game this season while also setting a career high in made three pointers. He averaged 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game while shooting 42.9% from the floor. He took 17.3 shots per game, which was almost double his previous career high.
Jerami Grant has looked good in the olympic warm ups, but was questionable to make the trip after going through COVID-19 health and safety protocol. The Detroit Pistons forward returned to help close out exhibition play on Sunday night against Spain. Team USA looked like a gold medal favorite en-route to 83-76 win over a Spanish team featuring Lakers legend, Pau Gasol, and current NBA player, Ricky Rubio. They leave Las Vegas finishing 2-2 and are heading to Tokyo to compete for a third consecutive gold. Team USA will begin its quest for gold this Sunday against France.