The future of Syracuse Basketball is 6'8". In both cases...
And so, in the end, we got Rothstein'd.
A few weeks back when Jon Rothstein tweeted that he was hearing that incoming Syracuse Orange freshman had spurted from 6'7" to 6'10" and possibly even 6'11", it seems to confirm a rumor that many of folks were hearing. A photo yesterday of Grant standing next to, and slightly taller than, DaJuan Coleman, seemed to confirm it. Turns out, it's not Grant who's height we should have been confirming, but Coleman's.
Donna Ditota burst the bubble on the whole Jerami Grant Will Be 7'9" By Junior Year charade this morning when she reported that Grant has grown, but only to 6'8".
Jerami Grant has learned, through various blog and media reports, that he has grown to 6-foot-10.
"I've even heard that I'm 6-11," he said.
Grant, one of two Syracuse University freshmen basketball players, set the record straight on Tuesday: He is 6-foot-8.
Donna notes that it doesn't mean he won't keep growing, it's just that he's not anywhere near what we hearing (or hoping).
- Grant did tweet a few weeks ago that he was 6'9", so either he was being a little generous to himself or he's holding back slightly.
- Since we have photographic proof that Grant is indeed slightly taller than DaJuan Coleman, I guess that means DC 2.0's listing as 6'10" is as much a myth as Grant.
- Donna did note that Grant will indeed don No. 3 this season, worn by Dion Waiters last year. No rest for that jersey. Coleman was sporting a No. 33 in those photos but will in fact wear No. 32, last worn by Kris Joseph (Albert Nassar wore No. 33 last year and will continue to). You're allowed to wear other numbers, fellas...