Keaton Grant Wide Open

Keaton Grant is back on the board after committing to Missouri. The Bridgton Academy (Maine) wing and Florida native is wide open.

When Keaton Grant told Missouri he was planning on re-opening his recruitment, he knew what it meant.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Bridgton Academy (Maine) wing, who starred at Gateway High (Fla.) last season, has lost eight pounds since arriving at Bridgton.

``This is a very good situation for me," said Grant, who needs to pull up his test score in order to be eligible as a freshman in college. "Better for me academically and basketball-wise. I don't think I would have ready academically straight out of high school."

Grant, 18, is a terrific athlete who has an improved outside shot. He thrives in the open court, but can also put the ball on the floor and get to the basket.

``I de-committed before I came here," Grant said. "I sat down with my family and we thought it was the best decision for me to see what other opportunities are out there."

Bridgton coach Whit Lesure said it's too early to tell, but Grant mentioned that Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Texas, Texas Tech and Wake Forest have all expressed differing levels of interest since he make it known he wasn't locked into Missouri any longer.

``Keaton's got good size, is really strong, explosive and is versatile," Lesure said. "He's developing better range and is becoming more consistent with his outside shot. A lot of people are keeping an eye on him."


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