Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
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 SNY.tv 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.
The news was previously reported by ESPN.com.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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.