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Danaejah Grant
Danaejah  Grant

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Piscataway, N.J.

High School:
Piscataway

Last College:
Clemson

Height:
5-9

Position:
Guard

On Grant:
A versatile, athletic and strong combo guard with strong ball-handling skills and an attacking mentality that makes her a constant scoring threat. Grant is capable of creating scoring opportunities for herself as well as finding an open teammate when the opportunity presents itself.

Joe Tartamella on Grant:
"D has worked extremely hard on her outside game along with improving her fitness level. Her versatility as a player provides us flexibility with our lineups. Her scoring ability is as good as anyone in the league and her toughness along with rebounding capabilities will be important components to our success. Her leadership as an experienced player will also be critical to the development of our team throughout the season."


As a Senior in 2015-16:
WBCA All-Region Team... First Team All-BIG EAST… BIG EAST All-Tournament Team… BIG EAST Scoring Champion (19.6 ppg)… Team’s leading rebounder at 6.3 boards per contest… Cracked the top 10 on the St. John’s all-time scoring list despite playing just three full seasons at St. John’s (1,498- 9th)… Recorded a team-high five double-doubles… Scored 20-plus points in 17 of 33 contests and reached double figures in all but two games on the season… Finished the season ranked first in the BIG EAST in scoring, 10th in rebounding and fourth in field goal percentage (49.9%)… Scored 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting in the Red Storm’s second game of the season at UC Irvine (Nov. 15)… Tallied 16 points and 11 boards at Rutgers, surpassing the 1,000-point mark for her career (Nov. 19)… Put up 17 points and eight boards against Marist (Nov. 22)… Scored a team-high 27 points to lead the Red Storm past No. 18/17 USF (Nov. 29)… Narrowly missed a double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds against Sacred Heart (Dec. 3)… Tallied 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting at Kansas (Dec. 6)… Scored the 1,000th-point of her St. John’s career against Yale (Dec. 9)… Made it three-straight games with 20-plus following a 23-point effort at UCF (Dec. 13)… Netted 16 points and grabbed eight boards in the Red Storm’s BIG EAST opener at Creighton (Dec. 29)… Scored 17 points on New Year’s Eve at Providence (Dec. 31)… Recorded her second double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds against No. 25/24 DePaul (Jan. 3)… Exploded for 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including a 3-for-4 effort from beyond the arc against Marquette (Jan. 5)… Had her best statistical performance of the year with season-highs in points (29) and rebounds (13) against Seton Hall (Jan. 9)… Put up 20 on the road at Villanova (Jan. 17)… Scored a game-high 19 points at Marquette (Jan. 29)… Started a school-record streak of seven-straight games scoring 20 or more points with a 24-point showing at No. 23/21 DePaul (Jan. 31)… Made nine of her 10 shots from the floor, finishing with 20 points in a critical road win at Seton Hall (Feb. 7)… Finished with 22 points and five rebounds against Villanova (Feb. 12)… Tallied 20 points and seven boards against Georgetown (Feb. 14)… Matched a season-high with 29 points against Xavier (Feb. 19)… Recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 27 points and 11 rebounds at Butler (Feb. 21)… Concluded her school-record 20-point game streak with 27 points and seven rebounds against Providence (Feb. 26)… Netted 18 points in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals against Georgetown (March 6)… Recorded a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds in the Red Storm’s upset victory over top-seeded DePaul in the BIG EAST Semifinals (March 7)… Scored nine points in the BIG EAST Championship game against Creighton (March 8)… Registered a game-high 25 points in her final collegiate contest in the NCAA Tournament First Round against Auburn (March 18).

As a Junior in 2014-15:
Played in all 34 games for the Red Storm, making 33 starts... Finished second on the team and fourth in the BIG EAST with 17.1 points per game... Also pulled down 5.4 rebounds per contest... Named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team... Earned BIG EAST Player of the Week Honors on Nov. 17... Started off the season with a bang, converting of 14 of 26 field goals for a career-high 30 points at Yale (Nov. 15)... Tallied 26 points and six rebounds against Florida (Nov. 20)... Scored a team-high 19 at home against Binghamton (Nov. 28)... Narrowly missed a double-double with 14 points and nine boards vs. Wagner (Nov. 30)... Poured in 23 points in the Red Storm's BIG EAST opener against Xavier (Dec. 3)... Connected on four of her fives attempts from deep, scoring 17 points at USF (Dec. 7)... Tallied a game-high 20 points against UCF on 10-of-15 shooting (Dec. 11)... Scored 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting against Auburn (Dec. 20)... Scored 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting against Indiana St. (Dec. 21)... Scored 18 of her game-high 24 points in the second half to go along with 11 boards and four assists at Providence (Dec. 30)... Tallied a game-high 17 points against Seton Hall (Jan. 2)... Tallied 11 points and seven rebounds at Creighton (Jan. 11)... Recorded 23 points on 10-of-18 shooting against DePaul (Jan. 16)... Tied a then-career-high with 11 boards, set a then-career-high with six assists and scored 15 points against Marquette (Jan. 18)... Scored a team-high 20 points at Villanova (Jan. 25)... Went 12-for-12 from the free throw line en route to a 23-point finish at Seton Hall (Feb. 1)... Tallied 18 points and four boards against Providence (Feb. 8)... Registered a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds at DePaul (Feb. 15)... Poured in 26 points against Georgetown (Feb. 22)... Scored a game-high 16 points against Creighton in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals (March 8)... Dished out a career-high eight assists against Seton Hall (March 9)... Recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 18 pts and a then-career-high 13 rebounds against Army (March 19)... Turned in a monster double-double with 25 points and a career-high 14 rebounds at Villanova (March 26).

As A Sophomore in 2013-14:
Saw action in 25 games, started in six and averaged 25.9 minutes per game... Registered 14 double figure performances... Scored six points, grabbed two rebounds and dished out two steals in her Red Storm debut against Texas A&M (Dec. 22) in the Maggie Dixon Classic... Notched 16 points after going 6-for-6 at the charity stripe against Seton Hall (Dec. 28)... Scored 16 points in back-to-back outings with the first against Creighton (Jan. 8) and then at DePaul (Jan. 11)... Knocked in 14 points and brought in three rebounds at Marquette (Jan. 18)... Went 5-for-9 from the field and 6-of-8 from the foul line en route to scoring 16 points against Georgetown (Jan. 26)... Scored 14 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists at Seton Hall (Feb. 1)... Registered first double-double of the season with 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds against Providence (Feb. 8)... Tallied 14 points and nine rebounds vs. Villanova (Feb. 15)... Finished with 15 points and eight rebounds at Providence (Mar. 3)... Recorded second double-double of the season behind 20 points and career-high 10 rebounds... Scored seven points, had six rebounds and handed out three assists against DePaul (Mar. 11) in the BIG EAST Finals... Knocked in seven points, dished out five assists and grabbed five boards at Tennessee (Mar. 24) in the NCAA Tournament Second Round.

At Clemson:
Started seven games as a freshman and averaged 13.4 points and 5.9 rebounds as the Tigers' leading scorer before choosing to transfer following the fall semester ... tallied a season-high 21 points and nine rebounds against Montana State (Nov. 23), connecting on 7-of-12 shots from the field and 6-of-10 attempts from the free throw line ... grabbed a season-high nine rebounds against Indiana (Nov. 28).

At Piscataway (N.J.):
Ranked the No. 25 guard by ESPN Hoopgurlz and 65th overall in the class of 2012 as a four-star recruit ... named a McDonald's All-America Team Nominee and New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year Finalist after averaging 24.4 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.2 steals, 3.1 assists and 2.0 blocks with 15 double-doubles as a senior ... a 2012 Parade All-American... named the Courier News and Home News Tribune 2012 Player of the Year as well as a first-team MSG Varsity Tri-State team members ... was a first-team all-state selection as a junior after averaging 27.7 points, 13.0 rebounds and 3.6 steasl ... finished her career as the all-time leader in points (2,565) and steals (411) and also added 1,389 rebounds ... scored 41 points with 14 rebounds in Piscataway's 67-53 victory over 15th-seeded Monroe in the first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament in mid-February, 2012.

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