@RaginCajunsMBB Gant Invited To Portsmouth Invitational
Senior to showcase his talents in front of NBA scouts, GMs in four-day event
By: Matt Sullivan, Associate Director of Athletics Communications
LAFAYETTE– Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns basketball alumJaKeenan Gantwill have a chance to show off his talents in front of NBA scouts, general managers and team representatives as he was one of 64 seniors invited to participate in the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, scheduled for April 17-20 in Portsmouth, Va.
Gant, a two-time Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year, finished third in the league in scoring (20.5) during the 2018-19 season, led the league in both rebounds (8.7) and blocked shots (2.6) and was second in field goal percentage (.541). He finished the season as the lone Division I player to average 20 points, eight rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game during the season.
During Sun Belt Conference play, Gant averaged 23.1 points per game – third among all SBC players – while finishing second in the league in field goal percentage (.562) and pacing the conference in both rebounds (9.2) and blocked shots (2.2).
The tournament, in its 68thyear, draws representatives from each NBA team along with numerous international leagues. The entire field of 64 players from the 2018 PIT are currently playing professionally either in the NBA, the G-League or overseas while 1 in 4 players during the past two seasons have spent time on a NBA roster.
For tickets or more information, visit www.PortsmouthInvitational.com.
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