Darnell Gant, the No 81 ranked player in the class of 2007, has established himself as one of the most heavily recruited players in the class. The 6-foot-8, 200-pound power forward from Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, Calif., has seen the number of schools involved in his recruitment increase since the summer.
"All of the Pac-10 schools are recruiting me, and UCLA has offered me a scholarship," said Gant. "North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Duke, Arizona, USC and Villanova are some of the schools that I am interested in at this time.
"Arizona, UCLA, USC and Villanova are some of the schools that have been to Crenshaw High School to watch me practice," he added. "I think that some other schools are wanting to come out to watch me practice this year, but I don't actually know when they are going to come."
Gant, the four-star prospect, could not be happier now that basketball practice has officially started. Crenshaw High School opens up the season on November 30, so Gant and his teammates are anxiously awaiting the start of the season to begin.
"We started practice about two weeks ago," said Gant. "Things at practice have been going well so far. Our first game of the year is November 30, so my teammates and I are excited about that.
"My goal this year is to help my team as much as I can," he added. "I will do whatever it takes for us to win basketball games. I have the ability to play the small forward, power forward or center position, so I will play whenever and do whatever it takes for us to win this year."