ATHENS — A week after earning his college degree, Kenny Gaines will start trying to impress NBA teams.
Gaines is scheduled to be among those working out for the Houston Rockets on Friday, someone with knowledge of his plans confirmed. It will be the first such workout for the 6-foot-3 shooting guard, who was not invited to last week’s NBA combine.
Gaines was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs, sitting as a freshman behind eventual lottery pick Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Known mostly for his outside shooting, Gaines was also the team’s best perimeter defender.
A native of Riverdale, Gaines finished No. 19 on Georgia’s all-time scoring list, with 1,324 points, and was fourth all-time in both 3-pointers made (213) and attempted (569).
The only knock against Gaines was inconsistency: He had some spectacular games, including when he scored 35 points in a win over Murray State, and others in which he was much quieter. He averaged 13.2 points as a senior, third on the team behind Yante Maten and J.J. Frazier.