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Wednesday / February 22.

JaKeenan Gant to Mizzou

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Missouri picked up a commitment Sunday from 6-foot-8, 199-pound forward JaKeenan Gant of Springfield (Ga.) Effingham County.

“It was a nice fit, it felt like home,” Gant told by phone after taking an official visit to the campus.

Gant is ranked No. 37 overall by ESPN and No. 7 at his position.

“I’ll be playing the three,” he said.

He said he also considered Georgia, Miami, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Florida State and Louisville.

Gant joins small forward Chris Sandifer of Gardena (CA)¬†Junipero Serra in Mizzou’s 2014 class.

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.