More trouble for Mizzou basketball. Kim Anderson suspended two freshman, Jakeenan Gant and D’Angelo Allen after they were arrested on suspicion of third degree assault for an incident Sunday morning around 2 a.m. near campus. Gant is from Springfield, Georgia, Allen from Dallas.
Coach Anderson released a statement on Tuesday night.
“We are aware of the situation involving Jakeen Gant and D’Angelo Allen and have suspended them from team related activities as we gather more information. We have high standards for the conduct of our student-athletes and expect much more from them as members of our program.”
Gant bio on MUTigers.com:
One of the premier players in the class of 2014 and was selected to participate in USA Basketball’s U18 National Team training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the completion of his senior season … One of just 21 players invited to the camp, which runs June 10-19, 2014 … Was named Mr. Basketball in the state of Georgia as a senior in 2014 … Averaged 21.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and 2.8 assists for the Effingham County Rebels as a senior, helping his club to a 20-10 overall record and an appearance in the Georgia Class 5A state playoffs … Was named the Georgia Class 5A Player of the Year as a junior in 2013 … Averaged 17.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and nearly four blocked shots per game that year … Led Effingham County to a 27-5 overall record as a junior and a berth into the state semifinals … Scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the state semifinal contest … Was a consensus four-star prospect nationally and ranked among the Top 60 players overall in the class of 2014.
Allen bio on MUTigers.com:
Was a winner throughout his high school career and was a part of three Texas Class 4A State Championship teams (2011, 2012 and 2014) at Kimball High School in Dallas … Team also finished runner-up at the state tournament in 2013 … Averaged 13.3 points and 10.2 rebounds as a senior … Broke the Kimball career starts record, which was previously held by Acie Law IV … Scored 11 points and blocked five shots in the Class 4A semifinal win over Beaumont Central and had 10 points, eight boards and four blocks in the state championship win over Amarillo as a senior … Finished his high school career in a program that won more than 100 games over his four seasons … Named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Team in 2014 … Named to the Class 4A All-Tournament Team as well and was an All-Region II selection.