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

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.