Respect for Jerami Grant grows as he prepares to play for Team USA in Tokyo Games

Rod Beard
The Detroit News

Jerami Grant is at the USA Basketball practices this week in Las Vegas. He might not be the first name that most people think of when they start running down the list of the best basketball players in the world, but he’s earned his spot.

Team USA is favored to win the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics, which begin at the end of the month. Grant, heading into his second season with the Pistons, has developed his game enough in the past couple of seasons to share the roster with the likes of Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Damian Lillard and some of the elites in the NBA.

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