Georgia Bulldogs’ Kenny Gaines to See Action Against Seton Hall


Georgia will likely have Kenny Gaines back on the court when Seton Hall visits on Sunday.

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Marc Weiszer of reports Georgia head basketball coach Mark Fox says guard Kenny Gaines (6’3” 200) is likely to play Sunday against Seton Hall in the Stegeman Coliseum. “I would say I think he will play. We were able to get him partially back in practice, but it’s been a slow recovery.”

With Seton Hall bringing to town what Rivals Eric Bossi called, “May be the best one on one player in the class of 2014” in guard Isaiah Whitehead (6’4” 185), the Dawgs cannot be without Gaines, their ace defender.  Gaines is third on the team in blocks with one a game and leads the team in steals.

Gaines’ sprained his shoulder diving for a loose ball in the second half of Georgia’s win over Colorado on December 7.

While Gaines did return for some of Thursday’s practice, the injury was worse than first diagnosed. According to, Fox said Thursday, “It’s been a slow recovery. He couldn’t shoot a ball for nine days. It’s been a more significant injury than we thought.”

Coach Fox guards injury new closely and the question of Gaines playing status brings a sigh of relief form he Bulldog Faithful.

Not only does Gaines average 11 points a game, third best on the team with Nemi Djurisic, he is second in three point field goals with 10, and shoots 70% from the free throw line.

Fox noted Gaines did not play well early in the season because he missed practice time recovering from illness.

“This injury is going to make it a challenge,” Fox said. “He missed a lot of reps and to get that rhythm back and then the conditioning back is a bit of a challenge. He’s been diligent. We’ll make the most of it.”

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