Former FAU basketball star Greg Gantt headed to China for D-League showcase

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Greg Gantt finished his FAU csreer with 1972 points. Photo courtesy of

Greg Gantt is a well traveled man, having been to Belgium, Holland and France with the FAU basketball team during the summer before his sophomore year. Soon, he’ll be adding a new country — China — to his passport.

Gantt, the all-time scoring leader in FAU history, was drafted by the Austin Toros of the NBA’s Developmental League this past November.

The Toros assistant coach George Broski gave Gantt a call recently, extending to him the opportunity to head over to China with eight other American players to face off against the Chinese national team.

“Half the guys are from [China’s] A-team, the guys who compete in the Olympics,” Gantt said. “The other half are guys from their B-team.”

The nine American players will play five games in 10 days, starting on Aug. 2. Gantt realizes that the team is up for quite a task.

“They’re really good,” he said of their Chinese counterparts.

During the trip, sponsored by NetScouts Basketball, the American men will also play other teams from the top basketball league in China.

Gantt looks forward to an opportunity to see where his talent compares to some of the best that Asia has to offer.

“It’s a great opportunity to represent my country, and also have a chance to compete at a high level before my European season starts,” he said.

The location of said “European season” is still partly unknown. Gantt says he and his agent are preparing to work a contract out with a team from Poland, Spain or Italy.

The UP reported that Pablo Bertone, a former teammate of Gantt who graduated this past spring, was a virtual lock to play professional basketball in Italy. Perhaps the two will cross paths again many miles from Boca Raton.

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Wesley Wright is the sports editor of the University Press. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @NotEvenWes.