Wake Forest defeated Brevard 93-66 in an exhibition game
Non-scholarship player who earned his first varsity letter in 2012-13 ... Joined the team in October 2012 ... Made the team following open walk-on tryouts ... Serves as a forward/center on the scout team in practice ... The third Massachusetts native to play for the Deacons in the modern era ... The first Deacons to wear No. 51 since Stan King (1991-94).
Appeared in two games on the year both of which came during home ACC wins ... Made his collegiate debut vs. Florida State (Feb. 9) but did not record any statistics ... Pulled down his first career rebound in the regular season finale vs. Virginia Tech (Mar. 10) ... Named to the Dean's List and to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
A 2012 graduate of The Governor's Academy in Byfield, Mass. ... Played for Coach Mike Williams ... Earned two varsity letters in basketball ... Named ISL (Independent School League) Council honorable mention as a senior ... Received the team's Most Improved Player award as a junior ... Also earned four varsity letters in cross country and three in baseball ... In cross country, served as team captain for two seasons and received the team's Coach's Award as a junior ... In baseball, received the team's Coach's Award as a senior ... Member of the Cum Laude Society ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... Received the Jazz Band Award as a freshman ... Given the Carl A. Pescosolido Jr. Scholar-Athlete Award as a junior ... Awarded the Gaffney Price as a senior.
Given name is Grant Blandford O'Brien ... Son of Bill and Sue O'Brien ... Father played tennis at Bentley University from 1976-77 ... Born Jan. 10, 1994 in Toledo, Ohio ... Wore jersey No. 25 in high school ... Considering a major in finance.