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Missouri dips into Georgia for power forward

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This weekend, four-star power forward Jakeenan Gant took his first official visit. It will be the only one he takes.
A 6-foot-8 power forward from Springfield (Ga.) Effingham County, Gant committed to Frank Haith and Missouri on Sunday morning while wrapping up his official visit to Columbia.
Gant was a major target for the Tigers, who prioritized him all summer and got him on campus early. Haith and his staff can breathe a little easier knowing that they picked up one of their primary targets.
Fluid and athletic, Gant is among the top run-and-jump athletes at his position nationally. He flies from one end of the floor to the other like a smaller player and is capable of playing above the rim in traffic.
While Gant's athleticism and quickness stand out, he has done a nice job of building his face-up game. He is consistent with 12-foot jumpers, and he moves well on the perimeter when he has to switch onto ball handlers in pick-and-roll situations.
Gant struggled at times during the spring and summer with consistency, and part of that can be traced to battling injury issues. The most important thing for him as he prepares to compete in the SEC will be adding strength. Gant weighed in at just 195 pounds during Nike's skills academies, and he needs to beef up for the rigors of college basketball.
Gant, who ranks No. 44 nationally, is the second four-star prospect from the class of 2014 to pick the Tigers. Chris Sandifer, who ranks No. 88 nationally, picked the Tigers in June.
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