Gantt and Bucz Take Outstanding Athletes of the Year Honors
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FAU's All-Time Scoring Leader Honored for Third Time
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Freshman Moody Makes Second Team
FAU vs. North Carolina (AP)
Junior (2011-12): Led the Owls in scoring for third straight year averaging 14.0 points per game... started 24 of Florida Atlantic's 30 games, making an appearance in 27 games... started off the season strong scoring 23 points and collecting six rebounds vs. Portland (11/12/11)... scored 20 or more points nine times during the season with the season-high being 28 at Troy (2/25/12)... against Arkansas State (1/9/12) he grabbed a season high seven rebounds while also scoring 21 points... scored 21 points at Hofstra (11/22/11) to become the eighth player in FAU history to score 1,000 career points...scored 21 points vs. Warner (12/10/11) while shooting .750 from the field and .500 from behind the arc... shot over 50% from the field 10 times and finished the season with a .433 percentage... led the team in field goals made (140), attempted (323), 3 pointers made (60), and 3 pointers attempted (157)... was voted to the 2011-12 National Association of Basketball Coaches All District 24 Second Team.
Sophomore (2010-11):Led the team in scoring (14.0 ppg) for the second straight season...made Athletes in Action Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 14 points per game over three games despite missing most of first game...scored 20 points in back to back games (at Portland, 11/14/10 and vs. Warner, 11/17/10)...had 18 points in loss to American (11/20/10)....tallied 17 points in return to Gainesville in loss to Florida (11/23/10)...had 12 points in 61-59 win over Mississippi St. (11/30/10)...averaged more than 15 points a game during team's five-game December road trip, capped off with a 20-point, eight rebound performance against DePaul (12/22/10)...had season-high 28 points in 94-76 win over Florida Memorial (1/3/11)....provided game sealing defensive plays in wins over Arkansas St. (1/8/11) and Manhattan (1/11/11) scored in double figures in eight straight games, including 16 in win over UALR (1/22/11)...tied season high by making five three-pointers against North Texas (2/3/11)...scored 19 points and grabbed defensive rebound that led to game winning basket vs. FIU (2/5/11)...named Sun Belt Player of the Week (2/7/11)...had 21 points and pulled down a career high nine rebounds in 80-78 win at FIU (2/19/11)...scored team high 17 points at Miami as part of postseason NIT (3/16/11)...named Second-Team All-Sun Belt...ended season fifth in school history in three pointers made (143)...received team's Unsung Hero Award.
Freshman (2009-10): Named NABC All-District, Third-Team All Sun-Belt and CollegeInsider.com Freshman Mid-Major All-American after finishing 5th in the Sun Belt in scoring at 15.6 points per game. Also finished 37th nationally in three pointers per game (2.8) and 45th nationally in 3-pt. FG percentage (39.0%). Scored 14 points, had six rebounds and four assists in first collegiate game vs. Florida Tech (12/13/09)...hit three three-pointers as part of 14-point game at American (11/21/09)...inserted into starting lineup vs. USF (11/27/09) and scored 19 points in game...had streak of six straight double-digit games, including then career-high 24 points against Albany (11/30/09)...hit six three-pointers, went 4-for-4 from the free throw line and scored 24 points vs. Troy (1/7/10), the first of three consecutive 20-point games...scored 20 points in victory vs. ULM (1/9/10)...tallied 23 points in loss at Western Kentucky (1/14/10)...hit game-tying three pointer that led to eventual 61-60 win over Middle Tennessee State (1/16/10)...registered career-high seven three-pointers as part of 29 point effort in 77-74 win over UALR (1/21/10)...had 25 points in 106-88 win over FIU (1/30/10)..scored 18 points in loss at North Texas (2/4/10)...23-point outing vs. Louisiana (2/11/10) began streak of six-straight double-digit games to end season...scored at least 10 points in 25 of 30 games, including nine of 20 or more...hit a three-pointer in 29 of 30 games...broke freshman record for three-pointers in a season and freshman scoring record.
Prep: Led Gainesville High School to the 2009 FHSAA Class 5A state championship title... three-time winner of the Gainesville Sun "Player of the Year" award... a four-year starter at GHS, helping restore the program to state prominence after the school had won less than 10 games his freshman year... named a First Team Class 5A All-State player in 2008 and 2009 and winner of the 5A "Player of the Year" award ... finished second in the 2009 Florida Dairy Farmers' Mr. Basketball balloting... outstanding shooter, averaging 16.8 points as a senior, clearing 4.2 rebounds per game, while shooting 80-percent from the foul line... labeled by the Gainesville Sun as `one of the most clutch players in his school's storied basketball history'... made 7-of-8 free throws in the final 2:07 of the 2009 state championship game to assure GHS of a 53-46 win over Clearwater High School at the Lakeland Center... finished with 21 points in the title game after matching a career-high with 33 points in the semis... averaged 21.6 ppg in seven playoff games...GHS finished the 2008-09 season 29-3 with a 20-game winning streak... Scored 400 points (19.0 ppg) as a junior in 2007-08 including making 56 3s... led GHS to the 2008 FHSAA Class 5A final four... the Gainesville Sun also named Gantt to its list of the Top 10 players in Gainesville over the last decade... represented Team Florida in the 2009 Team Florida vs. Team USA basketball game held at Freedom High School in Orlando... Named a top senior prospect by HoopScoopOnline.com... Named a `Top Prospect' at the 2007 City of Palms Classic in Ft. Myers... played with the Florida Elite AAU program... led Florida Elite in scoring helping them to a top four finish at the 2008 AAU Nationals in Orlando... FloridaHoops.com ranked Gantt No. 11 on its 2005 Adidas Rookie Sensation list which names the state's top 8th and 9th grade players.
Personal: Born in Gainesville as the son of Greg and Robin Gantt... excellent student, finishing high school with a 3.93 G.P.A... member of the National Honor Society... named the "Scholar Athlete of the Year" for north-central Florida while at GHS and received 1,000 dollars in a scholarship fund... wears number 22 in honor of late childhood friend Dante Anderson.