Last week there was some buzz in the twitter world that Jerami Grant has grown. When recruited by Syracuse Grant was measured on most recruiting sites as somewhere around 6'7", and he has apparently had a growth spurt and currently measures at a legit 6'10"!
Syracuse freshman Jerami Grant is now supposedly a legit 6-10. Will be a menace in the 2-3. Think a bigger Julius Hodge.If I remember correctly Grant was recruited as a small forward who needed to improve some of his small forward skills or pending skill development an undersized power forward, but now at 6'10" we could be dealing with a legitimate sized and very skilled power forward (the position he played in high school).
So it now appears that SU's 2012 recruiting class consists of 2 big men, although not a problem I'm wondering what this is going to do to future rotations. Grant probably won't get many minutes this year, but things could get interesting. I think it also could bring some clarity to our big man rotation. DC2 considering his girth will be better suited to man the middle of the zone along with BMK(the ultimate lack of girth). This will allow Rak and Grant to focus on playing the power forward position in the zone creating a 4 player "big-man" rotation that will rely heavily on 2 freshmen. Not to mention CJ who plays much bigger than his listed 6'8" but will be asked to do many more things than rebound and be an inside presence this coming year.
I thought Grant's growth was an interesting development and could possibly effect rotation in the coming years. With Grant coming in, I really saw a freshmen that would be the 3rd small forward in the rotation, and he still could be but now there is the potential that he could be the 3rd small forward in the rotation as well as the 1st power forward off the bench.
Thoughts? Ideas? Considerations?