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#5 Justin Gant
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 230
Year: Junior
Hometown: Terre Haute, Ind.
High School: Terre Haute North Vigo
Experience: High School

2012-13: Led the team with 11 points and eight rebounds at No. 13 UCLA, including a 3-pointer at the 17:11 mark of the first half which were the first points scored at New Pauley Pavilion ... Scored 14 points, hitting 6-of-8 shots from the field, including a 3-pointer and two blocked shots against Winthrop ... Scored nine points and pulled down seven rebounds with two blocked shots, two assists and two steals in 25 minutes against Truman State ... Scored four points with five rebounds on the strength of a career-high four free throws made against High Point ... Scored 12 points and 11 rebounds for his first career double-double against Ole Miss ... Added nine points against nationally-ranked San Diego State ... Recorded his second double-double with a career-high 18 points and 11 rebounds, hitting 8-of-13 shots from the field in the MVC opener against Illinois State ... Came right back with another 18 point outing to lead the Sycamores to a road victory over Northern Iowa ... Scored 12 points at Creighton, tying a career-high with a pair of 3-pointers made ... Tallied 13 points and a season-high three blocks against Bradley ... Tallied 10 points at Southern Illinois ... Scored 10 points and set a career-high with three assists against Missouri State ... Tallied 11 points and five rebounds at Drake ... Had six points and five rebounds against Iona ... Tallied seven points with six rebounds in the 51-50 victory over Evansville in MVC Tournament, including a free throw with 2.5 seconds left which secured the victory ... Paced the team with 16 points at Iowa in the NIT.

 

2011-12: Scored two points in his Sycamore debut against Eastern Illinois, hitting his only field goal attempt from the field and adding one rebound, assist and blocked shot in 13 minutes of action ... Posted two blocked shots at Louisiana-Monroe ... Posted four points and five blocked shots against Ball State ... Scored four points with three rebounds and two blocked shots against Green Bay ... Hit a pair of 3-pointers to score six points at Boise State ... Tied a career-high with three rebounds against Evansville to go with four points ... Tallied a career-high four rebounds against Northern Iowa ... Recorded five points and four rebounds against Southern Illinois ... Scored six points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field against SIU in the MVC Tournament ... Also tied a career-best with four rebounds versus the Salukis ... Knocked down a pair of free throws to score four points against Wichita State in the MVC Tournament ... Scored a career-high 11 points with two rebounds and two blocked shots in the CIT Postseason Tournament against Robert Morris.

 

High School: Was a four-year starter for head coach Todd Woelfle at Terre Haute North Vigo High School. As a senior, Gant earned first team all-state honors after he averaged 16 points and 9 rebounds a game. Gant also led the Patriots to their first sectional championship since 2008. He was a 2011 member of the Indiana All-Stars. Gant was third in the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference in scoring, averaging 17 points per game for the 17-7 Patriots as a junior. Gant averaged 17 on a team that scored 50 points per game, one of the best percentages among MIC leaders as far as percentage of points he provided for his team. He also averaged 8 rebounds per game. He played AAU basketball for the Spiece Select 2011 team. Gant averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game for Spiece. He also played for the Indiana Elite team between his sophomore and junior seasons at North.

 

Personal: Born Justin Wade Gant on November 16, 1991 to Michael and Julie Gant in Terre Haute, Ind. ... Majoring in Business Management.

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