Mizzou Tigers Add Top Georgia Player To Hoops Program

Date 2013/11/15 9:20:00 | Topic: Sports

The University of Missouri, and Head Coach Frank Haith, have announced the signing of Effingham County (Georgia) High School senior Jakeenan Gant to a national letter of intent.

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Gant will play basketball at Mizzou and has been ranked as the top high school player in the state of Georgia by Rivals.com. He stands 6 feet, 8 inches tall, and weighs 215 pounds. He is the second Top-50 national recruit in as many years to join the Mizzou program, joining current freshman Johnathan Williams III. Gant is ranked #47 nationally by Rivals.com, #48 by 247 Sports, and #50 by ESPN.

As a junior, Gant was named Georgia AAAAA Player of the Year, averaging 17.9 points, 9.3 rebounds, and nearly four blocked shots per game for an Effingham County team that made the state semifinals and finished with a record of 27-5. Effingham County High School is located in Springfield, Georgia, just northwest of Savannah.



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