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Full Name: Clifton Reece Gaines
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-6 (1.98 m)/ 205 (93.0 kg)
Birthdate: January 7, 1981 (Madison, Wis.)
High School: Madison West HS (Madison, Wis.)
College: Louisville

Selected in the first round (15th overall) by the Orlando Magic

Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 19-for-61 (.311); 2000-01, 40-for-94 (.426); 2001-02, 91-for-241 (.378); 2002-03, 75-for-192 (.391). Totals: 225-for-588 (.383).

Career Highlights: Named Third Team All-America by AP as a senior. Named First Team All-Conference USA following junior and senior seasons. Finished career as Louisville’s fourth all-time leading scorer, trailing only Darrell Griffith, DeJuan Wheat and Pervis Ellison. Also ranks second all-time in three-point field goals made (225), fifth in assists (475), and fifth in steals (191). Was a finalist for the 2003 Naismith and Wooden Awards.

Senior (2002-03): Finished third in C-USA in scoring (17.9 ppg) and sixth in assists (5.0 apg). Posted season-high 30 points against East Carolina. Recorded 16 points and career-high 11 assists at Southern Mississippi. Tallied 28 points at St. Louis. Posted 26 points, six rebounds, and seven assists against South Alabama. Scored 26 points on 10-for-15 shooting, including 6-for-10 from three-point range, in NCAA Tournament second round against Butler.

Junior (2001-02): Averaged 21.0 points (25th in nation), 3.9 rebounds, and 3.6 assists. Led team in scoring (second in Conference USA), assists, and free throw percentage. Tallied 20 or more points 19 times. Recorded career-high 37 points against St. Louis. Registered a 17-point, 10-rebound at Memphis. Scored 30 points while hitting 7-for-12 from three-point range against South Florida. Averaged 29.5 points in two C-USA tournament games, including a 30-point, 10-assist effort against Texas Christian on the way to All-Tournament Team honors. Earned All-District recognition from the USBWA and NABC.

Sophomore (2000-01): Led team in assists (3.3 apg) and ranked second in scoring (13.9 ppg). Paced C-USA in three-point shooting percentage (.426). Posted season-high 27 points on 10-for-14 shooting (including 5-for-8 from three-point range) and grabbed eight rebounds against Kentucky. Registered 26 points and six assists against Loyola of Chicago. Scored 10 points and dished out season-high seven assists against Western Kentucky.

Freshman (1999-00): Averaged 9.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.4 assists. Scored in double figures 16 times, including a season-high 20 points at Marquette. Recorded 12 points, seven assists and five steals against North Carolina. Scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds at UAB.

Strengths: Proved he could play both guard positions effectively as a senior. Great size for the point guard position, likely to be his second position as a combination guard in the professional ranks.

Personal: Majoring in sociology. Father Clyde played at Wisconsin from 1977-80. Enjoys reading in his spare time. Favorite NBA team is the Los Angeles Lakers.