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. 6-3 Sr. Kansas State
Shaq Buchanan 6-3 Sr. Murray State
Desure Buie 6-0 Sr. Hofstra
Brandon Clarke 6-9 Jr. Gonzaga
Mamadi Diakite 6-9 Jr. Virginia
Tacko Fall 7-6 Sr. UCF
Bruno Fernando 6-10 So. Maryland
Javon Freeman 6-3 Fr. Valparaiso
Daniel Gafford 6-11 So. Arkansas
Jonathan Galloway 6-10 Sr. UC Irvine
JaKeenan Gant  6-8 Sr. Louisiana
Ashton Hagans 6-6 Fr. Kentucky
De'Andre Hunter 6-8 So. Virginia
Tre Jones 6-3 Fr. Duke
Javon Levi 5-10 So. UT Rio Grande Valley
Tariq Owens 6-10 Sr. Texas Tech
Osun Osunniyi 6-10 Fr. St. Bonaventure
Laquincy Rideau 6-1 Jr. USF
Galen Robinson Jr. 6-1 Sr. Houston
Chris Silva 6-9 Sr. South Carolina
Justin Simon 6-5 Jr. St. John's
Zavier Simpson 6-0 Jr. Michigan
Matisse Thybulle 6-5 Sr. Washington
Kenny Williams 6-4 Sr. North Carolina
Zion Williamson 6-7 Fr. Duke