Sundiata Gaines has signed to play in Italy.
Gaines played for UGA from 2004 to 2008. During his senior season, he averaged almost 34 minutes per game, recording 15 pts, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals each contest. He ended his career as Georgia's all-time leader in steals, second in assists, 9th in scoring, and 11th in rebounding. He was named Second-Team All SEC two years in a row.
Gaines was the heart and soul of Georgia's team, playing hard night in and night out, helping to build Georgia's program and propel it toward last year's NCAA berth and SEC Tournament Championship. Recognized for his outstanding play, he was named the SEC Tournament MVP.
Gaines will continue his playing career with Pallacanestro Cantu, a team based in the city of Cantu. Cantu is located in the Province of Como, toward the foot of the Alps in Italy. Cantu is known for furniture-making and great food, and is located not far from beautiful Lake Como, the third largest lake in Italy.
Not to make us all jealous, but here is some information about the Lake Como area.
We are sure that Gaines will do a great job with his new team and continue to represent UGA well.