Name: Danielle Gant
Height: 5'11"
Position: Forward
Class: Senior
School: Texas A&M



A 2008 All-Big 12 First Team selection, Gant plays with a very physical style for someone her size. Often causes problems for other guards due to her aggressiveness and physicality on the defensive end. Plays with a relentless style, exuding maximum efforts on both sides of the court. A two-time All-Big 12 Defensive Team member, Gant is usually given the task of guarding the opposition's best player. Shot selection will not be a problem for her in the pros, as she willingly defers to her teammates if she doesn’t have an open look. Takes the ball to the hole often and is a good finisher at the rim. Gant has shot better than 50% her entire four-year career at Texas A&M.



"Gant is a defensive stopper that does a great job for a defensive-minded team."



Graham Hays, Women's Basketball Contributor for ESPN

It may be both a reflection of her biggest strength and her biggest liability to ask where she’s going to play at the next level. Gant is incredibly versatile, able to rebound and create offense in the post but equally comfortable locking down opposing wings on the perimeter. But at 5-foot-11, she may have difficulty playing extensive minutes in a WNBA frontcourt. Coming out of the Lone Star State, Gant seems like the undersized All-American linebacker who slips in the NFL draft – and makes everyone regret it on the way to the Pro Bowl.



Robert Cessna of the Bryan-College Station Eagle

Texas Tech head coach Kristy Curry correctly called 5-foot-11 Danielle Gant the nation's best undersized post player. Gant has worked endlessly since her freshman season to improve her perimeter game. Yet she continues to score the majority of her points inside where she constantly outrebounds much taller players because of her quickness and aggressive nature. She will have to hone her ballhandling skills to play the two or three in the WBNA. Even if she can't consistently hit 12- to 16-footers at the next level, her defense is good enough to earn her playing time, maybe even at the four.



Hard-nosed Gant leads the way, Bryan-College Station (TX) Eagle



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