Jerami Grant Named Recipient of the 2022-23 Maurice Lucas Award
Team’s Annual Recognition Given to Player Who Best Exemplifies the Spirit of Lucas
PORTLAND, Ore. (April 9, 2023) – The Portland Trail Blazers have named forward Jerami Grant as the recipient of the 2022-23 Maurice Lucas Award, the team announced today.
The annual award was created in 2010-11 to honor the Trail Blazers player who best represents the indomitable spirit of Maurice Lucas through his contributions on and off the court, as well as in support of his teammates and the organization. In recognition of the award, the Trail Blazers will make a $5,000 donation to Grant’s Hour Generation Foundation.
After Grant was acquired by the Portland Trail Blazers in July 2022, he immediately sought ways to impact and engage with the Rip City community. Prior to the season, Jerami purchased 20 season tickets for local youth to attend Trail Blazers’ games and by season’s end donated more than 700 tickets to 14 different schools and nonprofits across the Portland Metro area.
Grant also donated 200 coats and rainboots to Jason Lee Elementary, a Title 1 school, and helped provide holiday gifts to Portland families through his foundation. In November, Grant and his Hour Generation Foundation teamed up with Kee’s Loaded Kitchen, a local Black-owned business, to provide meals for families in need and host a special evening meal for youth from the Blazers Boys and Girls Club.
MAURICE LUCAS AWARD WINNERS
2022-23 – Jerami Grant
2021-22 – Anfernee Simons
2020-21 – Enes Kanter
2019-20 – Carmelo Anthony
2018-19 – Jusuf Nurkic
2017-18 – Evan Turner
2016-17 – Al-Farouq Aminu
2015-16 – Ed Davis
2014-15 – LaMarcus Aldridge
2013-14 – Robin Lopez
2012-13 – Damian Lillard
2011-12 – Wesley Matthews
2010-11 – LaMarcus Aldridge
About the Maurice Lucas Foundation
The Foundation is named in honor of the late Maurice Lucas (1952-2010), the leading scorer on the 1977 NBA champion Trail Blazers team. Besides his outstanding achievements on the court, Lucas also selflessly gave his time and energy to Portland youth. Since its formation in 2010, the Maurice Lucas Foundation has served thousands of students and families through its Academy program, basketball camps and teams.