The sharp-shooting Derick Grant started playing basketball after he attended a Harlem Globetrotters game at the age of seven. Little did he know he would eventually be playing for the world’s most famous basketball team. Derick holds the distinction of sinking the first 4-point shot in basketball history when the Globetrotters unveiled their game-changing innovation during a nationally-televised ESPN2 special in December of 2010.
The basketball and 4-point circle Derick utilized on the 35-foot shot is now preserved for future generations at the mecca of the sport, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. Derick has had the opportunity to be on TV shows such as Disney XD’s “Kickin’ It,” “The Celebrity Apprentice”, “TODAY,” “Good Morning America,” “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” “The Chew,” and “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?” Derick was New Jersey Athletic Conference Player of the Year his senior season, NABC Division III Third-Team All American, and finished at the College of New Jersey as the second all-time leading scorer with 1, 542 career points.
Derick Grant played basketball professionally for nine years, eight of them for the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters. He played his college basketball at The College of New Jersey where he finished with 1,542 career points and was an NABC All-American.Derick received his Bachelors Degree in Business Leadership, graduating with a Magna cum Laude honors, and completed his Masters degree in Organizational Management. Derick's passion is teaching and working with the best basketball players, pushing them to their limits and helping them achieve progress, no matter how big or small it may be. Progress combined with consistency is the key to success.
My motto is “Be Committed to Excellence,” and for those willing to be committed to their dreams and goals, great things await in basketball and in life. I look forward to working with each of you and helping you achieve your goals, on and off the court.
The game of basketball has given me so many opportunities, from meeting people from all walks of life, to traveling to 70 different countries. For eight years of my life I had an international platform in the form of the Harlem Globetrotters to have a positive impact on children’s lives. I am so thankful for this and I love that I now have the opportunity to give back to the game and work with kids to give them the same opportunities I was afforded. Through basketball, so many lessons can be learned and I love to teach.