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Duke Lands Illinois Grad Transfer Jacob Grandison



Following an official visit to Durham, Illinois grad transfer Jacob Grandison has committed to Duke for his final season of eligibility. Grandison chose the Blue Devils over eight other finalists, including the likes of UCLA, Michigan, and Kentucky.

The 6-foot-6 wing brings the Blue Devils two components that Jon Scheyer’s inaugural roster needed: experience and shooting. Grandison has appeared in 124 games during his career, amassing 90 starts and connecting on 37 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.

During his second season with the Illini, Grandison averaged 9.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.3 rebounds on 45.5 percent shooting. The Oakland, CA native shot an impressive 41 percent from three for the second consecutive year, attempting 4.5 three balls per contest.

The future Blue Devils’ best season came at the mid-major level, tallying 13.9 points and 5.0 rebounds as a sophomore with Holy Cross.

Grandison began his career in Worcester, playing two seasons with both the Crusaders and the Illini. Due to the COVID relief year from the NCAA, Grandison will suit up for his fifth and final season.

The graduate transfer will bring higher expectations for the Blue Devils, as Grandison is tabbed as one of the best veteran shooters in college basketball. Grandison joins scholarship transfers Ryan Young (Northwestern) and Kale Catchings (Harvard) as Duke’s portal pledges this offseason.

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