We continue our series of features highlighting former FAU basketball players who are playing professionally around the globe. This week, we focus on Greg Gantt (2009-13), who helped FAU win a Sun Belt Championship and is the Owl’s all-time leading scorer (1,972 points).
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Greg Gantt was the first ever FAU basketball player to be selected in the NBA D-League’s draft when the Austin Toros chose him in the third round of the 2013 draft.
Gantt missed most of the season due to injury but did average 10 minutes per game in his time with the team. Gantt had an outstanding training camp for the Toros, the D-League affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs, prior to the next season, but he decided that the best path to take for his career was to play overseas. He traveled to Spain and played for Quesos Cerrato Palencia, in LEB Gold (Spain’s Second Division), where he faced former FAU teammate Pablo Bertone.
From there, he moved on to Magia Huesca, also in the LEB Gold Division.
Gantt recently signed with Valladolid, another LEB Gold Division squad, but has his sights set even higher.
“My ultimate goal is to play in ACB Spain (Spain’s highest basketball league), and I’m very close to getting there,” said Gantt. “Hopefully, this is the year.”
Despite his basketball career having taken him halfway around the world, Gantt still fondly remembers his time at FAU.
“My time at FAU was one of the best times of my life. I want to thank the fans, students, and University for the unforgettable memories."