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Sundiata Gaines
Utah Jazz  – No. 15
Point guard
Born August 18, 1986 (1986-08-18) (age 23)
Jamaica, Queens, New York City
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
League NBA
High school Archbishop Molloy High School
College Georgia
Draft Undrafted, 2008
Pro career 2008–present
Former teams NGC Cantù (2008–2009)
Idaho Stampede (2009–2010)
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Sundiata Kofi Gaines (born August 18, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz.

A 6'1" point guard, Gaines was signed by the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association on January 5, 2010. Before joining the Jazz, he had averaged 23.9 points and 6.9 assists in 14 games with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League. He also played professionally in Italy.[1]

On January 14, 2010, in just his fifth NBA game, and after just one practice with the Utah Jazz, Gaines hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Jazz a dramatic 97-96 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.[2] It was the first 3-pointer of his NBA career.[3]


  1. ^ Jody Genessy. "Jazz finally fill empty roster spot with D-League's Gaines". Deseret News. January 5, 2010. Retrieved on January 6, 2010.
  2. ^ "Jazz: Gaines reigns". The Salt Lake Tribune. January 15, 2010. Retrieved on January 15, 2010.
  3. ^ "Rookie’s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Jazz over Cavs"

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