| Sundiata Gaines
|Height / Weight:|
6-1 / 200
Performed admirably at the point guard position, considering his lack of experience there as a high schooler.
Had started every game this season before serving a 1-game suspension Feb. 26 at Vanderbilt.
Led Georgia in minutes, assists, steals, free throw attempts and makes, as well as ranking second in rebounding.
Had more steals than did 2004 SEC Defensive Player of the Year Rashad Wright in his final year.
Got his two highest scoring totals in Georgia's games vs. Tennessee, shooting 67 percent FGs with 8 assists.
His 17 points against Western Ky. were the most by a Georgia freshman in his first game since Dominique Wilkins in 1979.
Staved off defeat by making a tying jumper with :00 left against Oregon State.
Led the team in FTAs and FTMs. Had struggled at the line all season until showing vast improvement in the last two weeks of the regular season (21x28, .750).
Considered one of the top prospects to come out of New York City last year.
Considered a "combo" guard but will get a very good opportunity for major minutes at the point for Georgia in 2004-05.
Built a reputation in high school as a prolific scorer, doing from inside and outside.
High School (Arch. Molloy):
Coach: Jack Curran
Named MVP of the Catholic High School Athletic Association and led his team to the CHSAA title
Averaged 28.2 points as a senior and finished his career as the No. 3 scorer in Stanners' history.
Archbishop Molloy has produced such greats as Kenny Anderson, Kenny Smith and 1972 Olympic Kevin Joyce.
First-team All-Queens team pick the past two years by both Newsday and the N.Y. Daily News.
Scored 147 points in four games during a holiday tournament last year in Bristol, Tenn.
Played AAU ball for the highly successful Gauchos team, which won several national tournaments in the past two years.
Full Name: Sundiata K. Gaines
Birthdate/Birthplace: April 18, 1986 in Jamaica, N.Y.
Parents: Ayanna Kofi and Ronnie Gaines
Why I Chose to Wear #2: I picked it to start my own legacy.
Favorite non-basketball pro athlete: Barry Bonds
Sport(s) I'd like to try: Soccer, golf
Career Goals Beyond Basketball: To become a real estate agent
Greatest Basketball Achievement Thus Far: Becoming a good scorer
Greatest Non-basketball Achievement Thus Far: Maturity