Contributions grew steadily for this promising rookie.
Came off the bench to score a season-high 11 points in win at South Carolina, all in the 2nd half.
Surpassed his season scoring high in the next game, getting 12 in just 15 minutes at Tennessee.
Also had key role in latter win over Tennessee, scoring all nine of his points in the second half.
Eight points in Dogs' win over Mercer were previously his season high.
Missed game at Vanderbilt in late February with heel injury.
Shot 40 percent from 3-point range during the SEC schedule.
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.
Rated the 29th-best shooting-guard prospect and the No. 127 prospect overall in the country by online recruiting service Rivals.com.
Led the Wolfpack to a 27-3 record and the Georgia Class A state title in 2012.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Slam Dunk Contest winner in 2011.
Signed with Georgia in the early signing period in November of 2011.
Full Name: Kenneth James Gaines, Jr.
Birthdate/Birthplace: Jan. 28, 1994 / Riverdale, Ga.
Parents: Marlyn and Kenny Gaines, Sr.
Intended Academic Major: Finance
Nickname: KG, Kenny G
Favorite TV Show: SpongeBob SquarePants, South Park, Family Guy
Websites I most often visit: You Tube, ESPN, World Star HipHop
Favorite Foods: Pizza, Cheesburger, Chocolate Frosty
Favorite Video Game: Call of Duty, Halo 3
Favorite Academic Subject: Math
Most Challenging Academic Subject: History
Non-Basketball Interests and Hobbies: Billiards, Ping Pong
Non-Athletic Talents: Sing, play the drums, play piano
Definitely in My Top 5 Favorite Movies: Forrest Gump, Friday, Next Friday, Artificial Intelligence, Love & Basketball
How my teammates would describe me: Funny, Athletic, Swagatistical
Sports I'd Most Like to Try: Swimming, Baseball, Football
Teammate that makes me laugh the hardest: Vincent Williams
My Most Prized Possession: State Championship ring
Pre-Game Ritual: Eating ice and praying
Post-Game Ritual: Ice and pizza or Chick-Fil-A
My role models away from athletics: My brother, my high school coach
Non-Athletic Accomplishment I'm proudest of: Being named Most Musically Talented in Band
Athletic Accomplishment I'm proudest of: Winning AJC's Dunk Contest in 2011
What Got Me Started in Basketball: I got a basketball as a Christmas present when I was two.
When I was young and playing basketball, I used to pretend I was: Kobe and Michael Jordan
What drives me to excel in basketball: I want to maximize my talent and to support my family.
Reason I chose jersey number 12: I graduated in 2012, and this was the 12th team I will have played for.
The thing I like most about being part of this team: The camaraderie and the chance to be great