The Samsung NBA Summer League is set for July 8-18 in Las Vegas.
Gaines, a 6-3 guard, wasn't taken at the NBA Draft but had previously worked out with a number of teams, including the Utah Jazz, the Rockets, and the Atlanta Hawks, a team not far from his hometown of Riverdale, Ga., and his alma mater. In his four years in Athens, Gaines started three and landed the fourth spot all-time in 3-pointers made (213) at Georgia.
Gaines was also known for his determined perimeter defending.
Gaines is nowhere near perfect though and will have a lot to improve on if he hopes to make a NBA roster. In his senior season, he averaged 38 percent from the 3-point arc, 74 percent from the free-throw line, and 13.2 points.
Still, the Bulldog nation rejoiced with Gaines, taking to social media to show their support.