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NC State lands Providence transfer Greg Gantt

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NCAA Basketball: Providence at Creighton Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

NC State added some needed depth on the wing Wednesday with the commitment of Providence transfer Greg Gantt. The former top-100 prospect spent two seasons with the Friars and will have three years of eligibility remaining. (This season didn’t count against eligibility, remember.)

Gantt (6’8, 220) played in all 26 games for Providence in 2021, making seven starts. He averaged 4.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 21.4 minutes per game. He is a North Carolina kid who played his high school ball at Trinity Christian in Fayetteville.

At Providence he provided a secondary role in the offense, and his workload was low—he accounted for only about 12% of the Friars’ shots while on the court, which is well below average. But not a bad thing, mind. Workload is an insight into a kid’s personality on the court, not just his talent.

Gantt is a career 51.5% shooter inside the arc, but his jump shot will need to improve in order for him to become the versatile threat he could be: he’s 14-55 (25.5%) from three in his career.