Darnell Gant's role on the Washington Huskies basketball team is to come off of the bench and be active. Sometimes.
He's almost like a seventh starter for head coach Lorenzo Romar.
If Gant was called on to fill a starter's role, he could, already having made 70 career starts, including 14 this season.
Off of the court, he has the capacity to take on other roles as well. Gant, a Crenshaw High grad, manned the role of musician at church growing up in Los Angeles, playing the piano, organ, and drums.
He's a drama major, who last spring took on the role of Starveling in the university's production of "Midsummer Night's Dream."
He tackled it with the same ferocity he does when he takes to the hardwood.
"I felt like it was kind of the same," said Gant comparing the preparation of acting to basketball. "For acting I felt it was just going over your lines. I started to get my fellow actors to start warming up for the play just like I warm up for a game get them hyped and everyt...