Gant Adds Pack Offer

Springfield (GA) Effingham Co. power forward Jakeenan Gant is one of the top prospects playing in the EYBL.

Springfield (GA) Effingham Co. power forward Jakeenan Gant is one of the top prospects playing in the EYBL.

Suiting up for Southern Stampede, Gant leads the team in scoring (15.3), blocks (14), and rebounds (6.3) while shooting 57% from the field.

"I'm just trying to play my game," said Gant. "I want to show what I can do on the court."

At 6-foot-9 and 200 pounds, Gant is capable of playing in the post or on the perimeter.

"That's what I want to do," he said. "Take advantage of matchups... I think I can take the big, slow guys outside and if a smaller guy is on me I'll go back to the post."

His skillset has led to plenty of scholarship offers. According to Gant, programs such as Alabama, NC State, Cincinnati, Syracuse, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Mississippi, Florida State, Clemson, and West Virginia have all extended scholarship offers.

The Wolfpack was the most recent to offer, extending a scholarship after watching Gant in action at the EYBL Los Angeles.

"They called to tell me they were offering me a scholarship," said Gant. "I don't know much about NC State, but I'm going to try and learn more.

"I'm not too focused on recruiting right now. Once I start to focus more on it I'll look harder at all the schools."

Gant is currently rated the No. 38 prospect in the 2014 class and the No. 9 power forward by Scout.com.


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