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Former ECHS star Gant leaving Mizzou
Former Effingham County High School basketball star Jakeenan Gant has announced he is leaving the University of Missouri. The 6-foot-8 Gant, who was the player of the year in Georgia as a senior and led the Rebels to the Class AAAAA state championship game as a junior, averaged 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in 30 games this past season. For his two years at Mizzou, Gant averaged 5.2 points and 2.8 rebounds over 53 contests.