Former UL Star JaKeenan Gant Begins NBA G League Training Camp
Former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun roundball star Jakeenan Gant is continuing his quest to make an NBA roster.
A two-time All-Sun Belt Conference First Team selection the past two seasons for Louisiana, Gant has begun training camp with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers.
Gant is one of four players waived by the Pacers prior to the season who were designated as “affiliate players” and assigned to Fort Wayne.
If a player’s NBA team has designated him as an affiliate player and he signs a G League contract, he is automatically assigned to that team’s NBAGL roster.
The 2018-2019 Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Gant averaged 20.4 points, to go along with 8.5 rebounds, 2.7 blocks, and 1.2 assists per game as a senior last season.
The 6-foot-8, 215-pound Gant was the only NCAA Division I player to average at least 20 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per contest.
A native of Springfield, Georgia, Gant scored over 1,000 career points (1,074) in only two seasons at UL.
Fort Wayne opens its 2019-2020 regular season schedule at home on Friday when they host the Lakeland Magic.