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Missouri picks up commitment from 2014 F JaKeenan Gant

Aug 18, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

JaKeenan Gant

Frank Haith received good news Sunday morning when he learned that JaKeenan Gant, a 6-foot-8 forward from Springfield, GA pledged a verbal commitment to the University of Missouri.

Gant was being courted by a slew of SEC and ACC schools. Evan Daniels of FOX Sports first broke the news of Gant’s decision:

According to, Gant was the 37th ranked recruit in the 2014 class.

Last Friday, Gant took an official visit to Missouri and fell in love with the school and coaching staff. Per Hoop Seen, “It just felt like I was home,” Gant told minutes after the decision. “It is put together. Perfect fit for me…(We have a) good connection. We are family. Everyone is cool, all of the coaches,” Gant said. “Just perfect.”

Below is a short highlight tape of Gant