Jakeenan Gant Named To USA Basketball U18 Training Camp Roster.
May 5, 2014
Columbia, Mo. - Mizzou Basketball signee Jakeenan Gant was among 21 of the nation's top 18-and-unders who accepted invitations to participate in the 2014 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team training camp, USA Basketball announced on Monday.
The training camp, scheduled to be held June 10-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be used to select the 12-member team that will compete in the USA Basketball-hosted 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship at the USOTC from June 20-24.
The 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship will feature eight national teams from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean, including: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States and Uruguay. The top four finishing teams will qualify for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men. Players eligible for this competition must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1996.
Invitations were issued by the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee, chaired by Syracuse University Hall of Famer head coach Jim Boeheim.
Gant is coming off a spectacular senior season (2013-14) in which he was named Mr. Basketball in the state of Georgia by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward averaged 21.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and 2.8 assists for the Rebels as a senior, helping Effingham County to a 20-10 overall record and an appearance in the Georgia Class 5A state playoffs.
Last season as a junior, Gant was named the Georgia Class 5A Player of the Year, averaging 17.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and nearly four blocked shots per game. Effingham County finished the 2013 season with a 27-5 record and Gant burst onto the national scene with his all-state performance.
### Mizzou Basketball ###
Mizzou Men's Basketball Continues at Home with ...
First-year head coach Kim Anderson and his Tigers tip off against Valparaiso at Mizzou Arena on...
Mizzou Drops Regular Season Opener, 69-61, to UMKC
The Mizzou men's basketball team (0-1) fell to UMKC (1-0), 69-61, in its regular season opener...
Mizzou Begins 2014-15 Regular Season with UMKC
Mizzou faces off with UMKC at 8 p.m. on the SEC Network+, with the matchup serving as part of the...
Mizzou vs. Oral Roberts Post Game Notes
Mizzou vs. Oral Roberts Post Game Notes (November 19, 2014 // Columbia, Mo. // Mizzou Arena)
Parking Information for UMKC and Valparaiso Games
Mizzou Men's Basketball's upcoming games with UMKC (Friday, 8 p.m.) and Valparaiso (Sunday, 5 p.m...
Mizzou Men's Basketball Signs Two to 2015...
- Mizzou Men's Basketball head coach Kim Anderson has announced two signings for the program's...
Mizzou Basketball Hosts Successful Hoops 101 Event
Mizzou Basketball's annual Hoops 101 event was held on Thursday, Nov. 6 in Mizzou Arena, and, as ...
Post Presence Pushes Mizzou Hoops Past UMSL
The Mizzou men's basketball team wrapped up exhibition play with a 77-54 victory over UMSL...
Official StoreOfficial Online
AUCTIONSOfficial Mobile APP