Scout's take: Gant a big boost for Missouri

ESPN 100 power forward JaKeenan Gant (Springfield, Ga./Effingham County) is a great pickup for Missouri head coach Frank Haith, because he fills the need for an athletic power forward and the Tigers lock up a nationally ranked player from the fertile recruiting ground of the state of Georgia.

Gant committed to Missouri over offers from Alabama, Clemson, Connecticut, Georgia, Florida State and Georgia Tech, among others.

Why did he pick Missouri, and what will he bring to the Tigers? Let's break it down.