Louisiana Ragin' Cajun big man JaKeenan Gant has been named to the Lefty Driesell Defensive All-American team for the second year in a row, making him a finalist for the Lefty Drisell Award again this season.

The award is presented to the best defensive player in college basketball each year.

Gant led Louisiana and the Sun Belt Conference in rebounds (8.7) and blocks (2.6).

As the only player in D1 college basketball to average 20 points with eight rebounds and 2.6 blocks this season, Gant is a fitting choice for the Lefty Diresell Award.

 

2019 LEFTY DRIESELL DEFENSIVE ALL-AMERICA TEAM
Barry Brown Jr.6-3Sr.Kansas State
Shaq Buchanan6-3Sr.Murray State
Desure Buie6-0Sr.Hofstra
Brandon Clarke6-9Jr.Gonzaga
Mamadi Diakite6-9Jr.Virginia
Tacko Fall7-6Sr.UCF
Bruno Fernando6-10So.Maryland
Javon Freeman6-3Fr.Valparaiso
Daniel Gafford6-11So.Arkansas
Jonathan Galloway6-10Sr.UC Irvine
JaKeenan Gant 6-8Sr.Louisiana
Ashton Hagans6-6Fr.Kentucky
De'Andre Hunter6-8So.Virginia
Tre Jones6-3Fr.Duke
Javon Levi5-10So.UT Rio Grande Valley
Tariq Owens6-10Sr.Texas Tech
Osun Osunniyi6-10Fr.St. Bonaventure
Laquincy Rideau6-1Jr.USF
Galen Robinson Jr.6-1Sr.Houston
Chris Silva6-9Sr.South Carolina
Justin Simon6-5Jr.St. John's
Zavier Simpson6-0Jr.Michigan
Matisse Thybulle6-5Sr.Washington
Kenny Williams6-4Sr.North Carolina
Zion Williamson6-7Fr.Duke