UNC Women’s Basketball commit selected for Jr. NBA Court of Leaders

Future UNC women's basketball player Lanie Grant has been a part of the Jr. NBA Court of Leaders.

2023 Invesco QQQ Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Showcase - Connecticut v North Carolina
2023 Invesco QQQ Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Showcase - Connecticut v North Carolina / G Fiume/GettyImages
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Lanie Grant, a UNC women's basketball commit, is well known for her accomplishments on the court. The 5’9 guard from Midlothian, VA, and James River High School has now been given the opportunity to showcase her contributions off the court. 

Grant was asked to join the Jr. NBA Court of Leaders, and she agreed. The mission of this group is for current student athletes to use their platforms to develop and mentor young boys and girls. This leadership program is organized by the NBA and WNBA. 

In fact, during NBA All-Star weekend in Indiana, Grant was in attendance representing the Jr. NBA Court of Leaders. She used this opportunity to learn about all the different aspects of the NBA and WNBA while also having the chance to interact with NBA superstar Steph Curry, whom she had previously met at one of his camps. Curry remembered who the future Tar Heel was, which speaks volumes to the type of energy she carries. 

It is exciting to see a future Tar Heel making a difference in the community before setting foot on a college campus. Younger individuals will most certainly benefit from seeing a strong female leader preparing adolescents for the real future. 

A lot of these youngsters will also be looking to model their basketball game after Grant. ESPN currently has the five star point guard graded at a 96/100. She showcased some of her skills recently when her high school squad clinched a spot in the Virginia state tournament. 

Grant led James River to 63-35 victory and was led all scorers with 27 points. Watching the highlights below should excite North Carolina Tar Heel fans. Grant is able to score from anywhere on the floor and is a solid facilitator at the helm of the offense. She is the type of player that is able to make her teammates better. 

Although it will be 2025 before Lanie Grant is on the campus in Chapel Hill, the future is bright. To see a highly successful athlete such as Grant make the community and future generations her priority shows the type of character she has. Not only are the Tar Heels gaining a great player in Lanie Grant, but they are getting someone who will make the North Carolina basketball experience more enjoyable for everyone involved. 

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