JaKeenan Gant Officially Signs With Pacers
A former member of the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns has officially begun his quest to make an NBA roster.
JaKeenan Gant, a two-time All-Sun Belt Conference First Team selection the past two seasons for Louisiana, has officially signed with the Indiana Pacers.
Gant signed an Exhibit 10 contract, which is a one-year, minimum salary NBA contract, with no bonuses.
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 point (1,074) in only two seasons at UL.
Gant will be a part of the Pacers' NBA Summer League roster, which begins play on Saturday, against the Memphis Grizzlies.
You can view the game, and watch Gant, on NBA-TV, with tipoff time set for 6 pm.