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Grant appreciates his Notre Dame teammates more after being suspended 2nd half of last season

  • FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2013, file photo, Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant looks up during an NCAA college basketball game with Miami in South Bend, Ind. Grant, the leading scorer for Notre Dame's basketball team when he was suspended in December, is expected to meet with the media Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, to  discusses what he said then was an academic matter he didn't handle properly. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2013, file photo, Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant looks up during an NCAA college basketball game with Miami in South Bend, Ind. Grant, the leading scorer for Notre Dame's basketball team when he was suspended in December, is expected to meet with the media Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, to discusses what he said then was an academic matter he didn't handle properly. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2013, file photo, Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant, left, drives to the basket ahead of Iowa forward Melsahn Basabe during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Iowa City, Iowa. Grant, the leading scorer for Notre Dame's basketball team when he was suspended in December, is expected to meet with the media Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, to  discusses what he said then was an academic matter he didn't handle properly. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2013, file photo, Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant, left, drives to the basket ahead of Iowa forward Melsahn Basabe during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Iowa City, Iowa. Grant, the leading scorer for Notre Dame's basketball team when he was suspended in December, is expected to meet with the media Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, to discusses what he said then was an academic matter he didn't handle properly. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)  (The Associated Press)

Notre Dame basketball player Jerian Grant says he has a greater appreciation for his teammates after missing the second half of last season for what he calls an academic mistake.

Grant wouldn't elaborate on what he had done to be suspended, but confirmed he went through the same honor code process that five football players who are being withheld from practices and games are going through. He says he hasn't talked to any of the football players involved, but says he thought the process was fair.

Grant was leading the Irish in scoring at 19 points a game when he was suspended.

The guard says he considered turning pro briefly but he felt he has unfinished business at Notre Dame.