Keaton Grant: Point Proven

Keaton Grant was always considered more of a straight wing player - until recently, when Bridgton coach Whit Lesure needed the Florida native to run the team. Now the 6-foot-4 Grant has become a true combo guard.

Keaton Grant has always been considered more of an off-guard – until recently.

Bridgton Academy coach Whit Lesure inserted the former Gateway High (Fla.) and Nike Team Florida standout at the point – and the 6-foot-4, 200-pound Grant has excelled.

``Colleges are looking at me as more of a point guard or a combo guard now," said Grant, who was contacted while on his winter break back in the Sunshine State.

``Some are looking at me strictly as a point guard," added Grant. "The move has definitely helped my versatility."

Grant has been starting at the point since the National Tip Prep-Off Showcase in Rhode Island a little more than a month ago.

``I did it in high school and a little bit for Tom Topping in the summer," Grant said.

Grant, a one-time Missouri signee, has seen his recruitment pick up since the move. Illinois and Purdue are recruiting him more as a point guard while Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia Tech and Washington are looking at him as a combo.

``I haven't set up any visits yet," Grant said. "Bit I'd like to go to Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia Tech."

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