Syracuse forward Jerami Grant plans to announce he’s heading to the NBA draft, his father Harvey told on Monday.

Grant is the second Syracuse underclassmen to declare for the 2014 draft, as point guard Tyler Ennis declared soon after the season ended. Syracuse departing senior C.J. Fair is also considered a likely NBA draft pick.

“This is his time,” Harvey Grant said. “This is his time. He got a chance to live out a dream of his.”

Harvey Grant said he and his son met with Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim about 10 days ago to let them know they were going to discuss it as a family. He said Jerami informed Boeheim of his decision sometime within the last 48 hours.

“The team had a decent season and you know how young kids watch what people say,” Harvey Grant said. “He thought about it and asked me. He said, ‘Dad, I’m thinking about it.’ Take some time and thinking about it. He came to me, ‘I’m behind you 110-percent.’ We’re going to do it the right way. You’re going to sit down and talk to coach and let him know instead of going out on the Twitter stuff.”

Grant’s declaration is considered a risk in NBA circles, as he’s projected anywhere between No. 15 and No. 25. Grant made a huge leap from his freshman to his sophomore season, as his scoring average jumped from 3.9 to 12.1 points per game. Grant earned increased playing time by overhauling his jump shot, which was broken when he arrived at Syracuse. The biggest strides came at the free throw line, as Grant improved from 56.2 percent to 67.4 percent.