On Wednesday, 3-star forward Dylan Grant announced that he received an offer from Rutgers men’s basketball. The 6’7″ prospect in the class of 2024 is coming off an impressive performance at last month’s Peach Jam.
Blessed to say I have received an offer from Rutgers University
Big thank you to Coach Pikiell and Coach Smoke pic.twitter.com/ZFZS1lncZ7
— Dylan (@iamDylanGrant) August 9, 2023
Grant plays for The Family, the AAU program that Rutgers assistant coach Marlon Williamson used to run. He’s also teammates with 2025 standout Darius Acuff, who Rutgers also offered this summer. Grant holds additional offers from Cincinnati, Loyola-Chicago, VCU, Eastern Michigan, Toledo and Oakland. Per 247 Sports composite rankings, Grant has a player grade of 0.8730, is the No. 2 recruit in Michigan, the No. 44 power forward nationally and No. 205 recruit in the 2024 class. He’s rated a 3-star prospect by 247, Rivals and On3, while ESPN lists him as a 4-star.
His athleticism and physicality sticks out. He had the 5th most dunks on the Nike EYBL circuit this past year and played his best basketball during July’s Peach Jam. At the marquee event on the summer recruiting circuit, Grant averaged 15.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists in five games. He shot an impressive 61.2% from two-point range (30-49) and was 15 of 20 from the foul line for 75.0%. Grant scored in double digits in all five games, scored 20+ points twice and recorded a double-double.
A couple weeks after Peach Jam, Max Feldman of Made Hoops wrote this of Grant at an event in Los Angeles. Feldman said, “He’s been a favorite for sometime due to his workman-like approach and versatility, but Dylan Grant has made strides in his game as of late. Always a presence on the glass and as a finisher around the rim, but he’s developed a solid foundation as a shooter to build upon. The 6-7 multi-faceted forward connected on multiple 3’s in more than one game and appeared very comfortable in the process. Defensively, he plays bigger than he is and has the athleticism to thrive in a heavy-switch system. High majors have flirted with Grant, but it seems more likely than not that someone will get a high level forward who’s ready to impact winning from the jump in the Canadian national.”
Rutgers is making a late push for Grant as the program appears close to landing the No. 1 recruit in the 2024 class, combo guard Dylan Harper. Head coach Steve Pikiell also has commitments from the No. 2 recruit, wing Ace Bailey, who was just named MVP of last weekend’s prestigious Curry Camp. RU also has commitments from 4-star big man Lathan Sommerville and 4-star wing Bryce Dortch. While potentially signing five players in the 2024 class might seem like a lot, Pikiell has spoken multiple times about approaching the roster year to year. The staff also seems to be balancing the class with potential one and done players along with talented long term pieces to the puzzle. As of now, Rutgers has the No. 2 ranked recruiting class in the nation with Bailey, Sommerville and Dortch. It will be key to see if Grant ultimately visits Rutgers. And of course, stay tuned on Dylan Harper, who could be making a decision soon.
High on @TheFamily_bball‘s Dylan Grant as a small ball rim runner and mismatch slasher at the next level.
Lively, physical and long 6-7 2024 🇨🇦 athlete with a big time motor. 7.6 REB per game and 12 total dunks at Peach Jam. Oakland and Toledo among recent offers. pic.twitter.com/J30LH6Ir0Z
— Max Feldman (@MaxFeldman6) September 6, 2022
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