Salpointe standout guard Jordan Gainey (6-4) signed to play with Pima today. Gainey helped lead the Lancers to a 30-1 record and a state championship victory over Peoria in overtime. Gainey averaged 12.6 points a game while leading the Lancers with 162 rebounds.
Extremely excited to say that I will be playing at Pima Community College next year. Thank you to my parents, coaches, and family and friends for everything. Also thank you to @PimaMens_bball and Coach Peabody for making this possible. #goaztecs #1x pic.twitter.com/5QnCMLYOay
Gainey scored 670 points in two years with Salpointe. His father, Justin Gainey, was an assistant coach at the University of Arizona from 2018 to 2020 and he became the associate head coach at Marquette two weeks ago.
“We are so proud of the young man that you have become,” Justin Gainey posted on his Twitter account. “Best of luck on the next step in your journey. Keep chasing your dreams. The best is yet to come. Thank you to Pima for believing.”
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