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Notre Dame Sr. Jerian Grant withdraws due to 'academic matter'

Jerian Grant is averaging 19.0 points per game for the Fighting Irish. (Michael Hickey/Getty Images) Jerian Grant is averaging 19.0 points per game for the Fighting Irish. (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Notre Dame Basketball has lost its leading scorer, Jerian Grant, who is no longer enrolled at the university due to an 'academic matter'.

Grant released a statement Sunday saying that he regretted the mistake and that he would not be a student at Notre Dame for the spring 2014 semester. The senior said that he hopes to return to the school as soon as possible to finish his degree and continue playing with the basketball team.

"It is my full intention to return to Notre Dame as soon as possible following the 2014 spring semester. I intend to do whatever it takes to earn my degree and finish out my college basketball career here. I understand that there is a process that I must go through in order to come back to school and I will be patient with that process."

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Grant is averaging 19.0 points per game for Notre Dame. His last game was the team's 64-61 loss to Ohio State on Saturday.

Notre Dame recently reinstated quarterback Everett Golson, who had also been dismissed from the school for academic reasons.

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