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Utah Jazz Sign 5-year-old Free Agent JP Gibson

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The Utah Jazz signed 5-year-old, free-agent guard JP Gibson to a one-day contract earlier this week and he did not disappoint. During the team’s annual preseason intrasquad scrimmage, Gibson took an inbound pass and jammed it home.

Gibson, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012 is a huge basketball fan. His mother Megan explains:

“JP loves most sports, but basketball is definitely his favorite. When he was just over a year old, he would sit with my husband Josh watching games. He started insisting on shooting hoops for an hour each night before bedtime when he was just 15 months old. He knows he has to be six before he can play Junior Jazz, and he reminds us all the time that he can’t wait until he’s six.” [source]

The Gibson family is being hosted by the Utah Jazz and the “Anything Can Be” project, which is a part of the Millie’s Princess Foundation, dedicated to providing financial support and hope to families affected by childhood cancer.