Greg Gantt, one of, if not THE, top target for Ed Cooley and the Providence Friars, committed to the Friars via his personal twitter page earlier this afternoon.
— Greg Gantt Jr. (@juuune__) July 27, 2018
Gantt is an extremely versatile wing who Ed Cooley and the Friars have been on for well over a year, offering the North Carolina kid all the way back in July of 2017. The Friars were one of the first high majors to offer Gantt and were able to see the potential in him very early. Gantt is a player who can not only fill it up, but also guard against pretty much every position on the floor.
His relationship with both Cooley and the rest of the Friars coaching staff, most notably Jeff Battle, has been well documented and the fit with Gantt and PC seems to work on a scholastic, athletic, and personal level. Gantt has spoken very highly of Cooley and their relationship in the past and the same can be said about Cooley of Gantt. This seems like the perfect pairing of a coach and a player.
Greg talks about his relationship with Cooley and PC starting at about the 1:45 mark here:
Earlier this year, Gantt had narrowed his list of schools down to a Final 9 and even set some official visit dates soon after. His commitment to Providence comes before any of those scheduled visits came to be.
Gantt has risen up to a Top-60 recruit and is a humongous get for the Providence Friars. He is the first to commit to the Friars 2019 class. I can already tell that Friartown is going to absolutely love how this guy plays and how he carries himself both on and off the court.
2019 wing Greg Gantt Jr has verbally committed to Providence. Previously had scheduled official visits to Texas and Florida. Great get for Coach Cooley and the Friars and I wish @juuune__ best of luck there.
— PK80 FLORIDA ™️ (@Jasonkessler16) July 27, 2018
— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) July 27, 2018
Fringe top-50 recruit Greg Gantt commits to Providence over a slew of high-level offers. Massive get for #PCBB and the program Ed Cooley is building. Young core of David Duke, AJ Reeves, and Gantt has Big East title potential. @BradCav2 is dancing in the streets.
— Kevin Sweeney (@CBB_Central) July 27, 2018
4 Star SF Greg Gantt has committed to the Friars. Gantt is a great commit for Providence and is the first for the 2019 class and will certainly see playing time when he arrives on campus. #PCBB #GoFriars #Friars https://t.co/174nIfl9Ou
— CBB Never Stops (@SirAmericanTom) July 27, 2018
4-star forward Greg Gantt has committed to the Providence Friars. Gantt is ranked 53rd overall in the 2019 class by @247Sports. Ed Cooley’s recruiting roll continues, beating out Florida and Texas, among others. #pcbb (@juuune__ )
— Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) July 27, 2018
Providence landed a commitment from Top-60 recruit Greg Gantt to kickstart their 2019 class. Relationship with Ed Cooley “very critical” for Gantt #pcbb #gofriars https://t.co/7uEeQUUXYW pic.twitter.com/AxQLwMAE9G
— Mike Hopkins (@pcbb1917) July 27, 2018