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#5 Justin Gant
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: Terre Haute, Ind.
High School: Terre Haute North Vigo HS
Experience: High School

2014-15: Named one of the Top 30 candidates in the nation for the Senior Class Award as well as the All-State Good Works Team ... MVC Scholar-Athlete Selection ... Averaging 0.9 blocked shots per game to rank fifth in the MVC ... Making 42.5 percent of his 3-point shots in Valley games to rank eighth ... Scored six points, including the first points scored in the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum ... Added seven rebounds with a blocked shot as well as a steal ... Tallied 12 points with six rebounds and two blocked shots against Saint Louis ... Pulled down five rebounds against Brown with three assists and two steals ... Scored 15 points to go with four rebounds at Ball State ... Posted a double-double with 14 points and a career-high tying 11 rebounds in the home victory over Truman State ... Led the team with 14 points against Eastern Illinois ... Hit a pair of 3-pointers including one in the final moments to score 10 points in the 63-61 road victory over Illinois State ... Tallied a career-high 24 points as he went 9-of-13 from the field in the 71-56 victory over Missouri State ... Scored 12 points, including a 3-pointer in the final minute to push the Sycamores ahead by two points in the road victory over Southern Illinois ... Posted 10 points, including a pair of first half 3-pointers at Drake ... Scored 13 points and pulled down seven rebounds at No. 19/20 Northern Iowa .... Tallied 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds with three blocked shots in the home victory over Loyola ... Scored 14 points at Evansville ... Tallied 10 points against Bradley ... Came off the bench to score 12 points at Loyola ... Scored the first eight points of the game and finished with 16 as the Sycamores earned a 20-point home win over Southern Illinois ... Scored seven points in his final home game against Wichita State ... Tallied 10 points and six rebounds with two assists and one steal in the road win over Bradley.

 

2013-14: First Team All-MVC Scholar Athlete selection ... His 47.9 percent mark from the field ranked 10th in the league ... Averaged 0.8 blocked shots per game which was ninth-best in the MVC ... Posted a 1.0 blocked shots per game average in MVC contests to rank tied for sixth ... Named to the All-Great Alaska Shootout Team ... Scored 11 points in earning the start for the Sycamores in the season opening victory over Ball State ... Paced the Sycamores with 17 points as he hit a trio of 3-pointers in the road victory over No. 21/22 Notre Dame ... Hit 8-of-10 shots from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers to score a career-high 23 points in the home court victory over Truman State ... Led the Sycamores with 19 points and six rebounds at Alaska-Anchorage ... Paced the team with 18 points, hitting 7-of-9 shots from the field with four rebounds and a career-high four assists against Pepperdine ... Tallied 13 points with seven rebounds, including one 3-pointer in the road victory over Kansas City ... Tallied 12 points at Saint Louis ... Hit all five of his free throws and was 6-of-8 from the field to score 18 points in the victory over IUPUI .. Scored 11 points to go with  three rebounds and two assists in a home court victory over Bradley ... Hit a career-high eight free throws to score 10 points against Illinois State ... Tallied 14 points in the road victory over Northern Iowa ... Scored 14 points and tied a career-high with four assists in the MVC Quarterfinal victory over Loyola ... Tallied 13 points in the 62-59 victory over Southern Illinois in the MVC Semifinals ... Scored 18 points as he set a new career-high with four 3-pointers in the MVC Championship Game against Wichita State ... Posted nine points at Arkansas in the NIT.

 

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 Criminology.

 

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