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Autumn 2007



Former Lion's basketball star named one of the game's best by Sports Illustrated


Former TCNJ basketball standout Greg Grant was voted one of basketball’s “All-Time, All-Size All-Stars” in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, where he is listed along with such all-time greats as Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Magic Johnson, and Bill Walton. 

photo of Greg Grant in action
Greg Grant during his days as a Lion.
TCNJ Sports Information Office

The issue, on newsstands now, includes a center spread listing SI editors’ picks for “the best at every height,” from 7’7” Manute Bol down to 5’3” Muggsy Bogues. The magazine included pro, college, men, and women athletes in the rankings. TCNJ’s Grant is listed as a runner-up at 5’7” to the magazine’s top pick at that height, Spud Webb. Keith Jennings and Monte Towe are Grant’s co-runners-up.

During his career with the Lions (1986–89), Grant scored 2,611 points—still tops on TCNJ’s all-time scoring list. Grant also still holds the school record for points in a single game (52), which he set in 1987–88, bettering his old mark of 51 points set the previous year.

As a senior, Grant lead the Lions’ men’s basketball team to the 1989 NJAC Championship and the NCAA Division III Runner-up title. Grant earned the MVP award at the 1989 Final Four, as well as numerous additional honors such as the NABA Player of the Year for Division III, the ECAC Metro Division III Player of the Year, and the NJAC Player of the Year.

He was the nation’s leading scorer in Division III during the 1988–89 season, finishing with a 32.0 ppg average. He also set an NCAA Division III scoring record in the process with a 30.7 ppg average on 2,611 points in 85 games played.

The Phoenix Suns selected Grant in the second round of the 1989 NBA draft. He went on to play with the Suns, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, and Washington Bullets (later renamed the Wizards) over the next six seasons.

Tony Marchetti '96, '02


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