Former UL Star JaKeenan Gant Off To Solid Start In NBA G League
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 is off to a solid start for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers.
In Fort Wayne's season-opener against the Lakeland Magic last Friday, a 117-89 loss, Gant played 22 minutes, totaling 15 points, three rebounds, and a blocked shot.
In the Mad Ants' second game of the season, a 121-117 setback to the Long Island Nets last Saturday, Gant saw 13 minutes of game action, compiling four points, six rebounds, and two blocks.
For the young season, Gant is averaging 9.5 points, to go along with 4.5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks-per-game.
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 for Louisiana 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.