Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Legend of Yatta

Sundiata Gaines is back in the States after signing a D-League contract on November 12, 2016, with the Salt Lake Stars.  The Deseret News has a great story on Yatta, along with the legend he created in Utah by hitting the last-second 3-pointer to beat Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In case the Deseret News decides to remove the article later, here's the well written first paragraph:

"The shot had gone down, cream smooth and sugar sweet.  Sundiata Gaines was on his back looking up, first being mobbed by Jazz teammates, then leaping onto the scorer's table, arms extended.  Ronnie Price was gabbling to anyone who would listen, 'Now you know his name!'"

Although Lebron James wondered who was the point guard who summarily dispatched his team, Georgia fans certainly know about Gaines.  He was the heart and soul of the team during the Dennis Felton years, averaging 12 points, 6 boards, and 2 steals per game during his collegiate career (2004/5 to 2007/8).

For more info on Gaines, click on his name in the hyper-text below.

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