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Tia Grant

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lido Beach, N.Y.

High School:
Holy Trinity

Height:
5-11

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
03/08/1987

VILLANOVA: Experienced performer who will be looked upon to provide leadership to the Wildcats ... Good three-point shooter who can also put the ball on the floor ... Possesses good quickness ... Will see playing time at both two-guard and small forward.

2008-09: Played in all 33 games and started 13, averaging 25.2 minutes per game ... Led the team in three-point percentage, connecting on .402 (33-82) from long distance ... Also shot .383 (54-141) from the floor and .625 (20-32) from the free throw line ... Averaged 4.9 points and 1.6 rebounds per game with 52 assists, 54 turnovers, one block and nine steals ... In regular season BIG EAST games, made one start and averaged 23.4 minutes per contest ... Scored 4.7 points per game and averaged 1.1 rebounds with 21 assists, 29 turnovers, one block and two steals ... Shot .373 (25-67) from the floor, .405 (15-37) from three-point range and .667 (10-15) at the foul line ... Tallied 15 points, five rebounds, one assist and three steals in two games in the BIG EAST Championship ... Registered two points, two assists, one rebound and a steal in 24 minutes in the NCAA Tournament against Utah.

2007-08: Started in 30 of 33 games and averaged 27.0 minutes per outing ... Averaged 4.8 points and 1.6 rebounds per game while shooting .377 (60-159) from the field, .306 (22-72) from beyond the three-point arc and .680 (17-25) at the foul line ... Totaled 78 assists with 58 turnovers and 19 steals ... Ranked fourth on the squad in assists ... Started 14 of 16 team games in regular season BIG EAST play and averaged 5.8 points, 2.4 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game ... In three WNIT games averaged 7.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per contest while making 9-of-21 (43%) from the field, 3-of-6 (50%) from three-point range and 2-of-2 free throws.

2006-07: Played in all 29 games with 27 starts and averaged 26.1 minutes per game ... Scored 5.0 points per game and averaged 1.7 rebounds per contest ... Ranked third on the team with 54 assists ... Made 54-of-172 (.314) from the field, 23-of-81 (.284) from three-point range and 15-of-30 (.500) from the free throw line ... Committed 57 turnovers while grabbing 10 steals and blocking two shots.

2005-06: Redshirted.

Holy Trinity High School: 2005 CHSAA League MVP ... 2004-2005 All-CHSAA ... 2005 All-Long Island ... 2005 All-State selection ... 2004 & 2005 Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-American ... Adidas All-American All-Star ... Youth Development Festival East Team.

Personal: Liberal Arts major ... Youngest of three children of Kenny and Mia Grant ... Father played basketball at St. Peter's College ... Brother, Kenny, played basketball at Davidson ... Born 3/8/87 in Norrkoping, Sweden.

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