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The Utah Jazz signed 5-year-old JP Gibson to a one-day contract.

Gibson was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012. He was in uniform and joined the Jazz on the bench for Monday night's open scrimmage.

The 5-year-old point guard, wearing a No. 1 jersey, made his debut and ended his game with a massive dunk (with a little help from center Rudy Gobert).

"JP loves most sports, but basketball is definitely his favorite," said Megan Gibson, JP's mother, in a press release from the Jazz. "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."

The Jazz tweeted a photo of the 5-year-old agreeing to terms.

The team states that per team policy, financial terms of Gibson's signing have not been released.

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