‘Old Hats’ Want Strong Finish
SEC Announces Bulldogs' League Schedule
Bulldogs Fall 70-63 to Michigan State in NCAA Tournament
Bulldogs Take on Razorbacks in SEC Semifinals
Georgia Advances To SEC Semifinals With 74-62 Win Over South Carolina
Georgia vs. Arkansas
Men's Basketball falls to No. 1 Kentucky, 72-64 ; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)
Men's Basketball defeats Ole Miss, 76-72; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)
Basketball vs South Carolina
Georgia vs. Auburn
◊ Reached double digits in the scoring column 20 times, including a pair of 20-point outbursts at Chattanooga and at Ole Miss.
◊ Georgia’s top offensive threat at 11.9 ppg and the second-leading scorer overall, an amazing feat in itself, considering his challenges in gaining sound health.
◊ In stats for SEC games only, UGA’s scoring leader and ranked No. 17 in scoring, as well as No. 6 in both 3-point pct. (.380) and 3-pointers (2.1 3FGpg).
◊ Fought through three significant setbacks: 1) an illness which caused him to miss nearly all of the preseason. Rejoined practice two days before the opener and still managed to play 18 minutes; 2) a sprained left shoulder incurred in Colorado game Dec. 7 which forced him to the sideline for nearly 10 days; and 3) a foot sprain which forced him to miss the regular-season finale at Auburn. Was held out the SEC Tournament quarterfinal vs. Arkansas after aggravating the injury in quarterfinal game vs. South Carolina.
◊ Honorable Mention All-SEC selection by the Associated Press.
◊ In SEC play, connected on a league-leading 45.1 percent of his 3-point attempts.
◊ Made his first collegiate start in season-opening win over Wofford.
◊ Scored a then career-high 21 points against Temple at Charleston Classic.
◊ Posted his two highest point totals at South Carolina (27) and at Arkansas (25).
◊ Twice connected from 3-point range six times, including a 6-of-7 effort at LSU.
◊ Red hot over the final five regular-season games, averaging 19.3 points (almost twice that of any teammate) and shooting 58 percent from 3-point range.
◊ Contributions grew steadily throughout his rookie campaign.
◊ Shot 40 percent from 3-point range during the SEC schedule.
◊ Clutch second-half performer in back-to-back road wins at South Carolina and Tennessee. Scored a season-high 11 points (all in the second half) in Columbia and surpassed in Knoxville, posting 12 (nine after intermission) in 15 MP.
◊ Coached by Tyrone Johnson at Whitefield (pronounced Whit-field).
◊ One of two Georgians tabbed to the 2012 Parade Magazine All-America team.
◊ Averaged 25.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game as a senior while leading the Wolfpack to a 27-3 record and the Georgia Class A state title.
◊ Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Slam Dunk Contest winner in 2011.
Full Name: Kenneth James Gaines, Jr.
Birthdate/Birthplace: Jan. 28, 1994 / Riverdale, Ga.
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