Women's Basketball Roster 2018-19 | Candace Gaines

Candace Gaines

5’7” Sophomore                                                                 
Smyrna, TN
Smyrna High School
Columbia State Community College

“Candace has the ability to play inside and out. Very long and athletic, she has a chance to be an impact player for us.”

2017-18: Gaines played in 27 games (including four starts) her freshman season at Columbia State Community College, where she averaged 5.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. She had high games of 15 points (vs. Jackson State), 9 rebounds (vs. Volunteer State and Motlow State), 3 assists (vs. Southwest Tennessee), and 4 steals (vs. Cumberland JV).

High School: Gaines played at Smyrna High School in Smyrna, Tennessee, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. Gaines was a four-year letter-winner on the basketball team at Smyrna and also played softball, soccer, volleyball and track.

Personal: Born February 23, 1999, in Smyrna, Tennessee, she is the daughter of Jennifer Turner and Johnathan Gaines.

Favorite athlete: Candace Parker
Favorite movie: Forrest Gump
What’s on my CD/iPod: soul and old school R & B
Favorite place on campus: the classrooms with the comfortable computer chairs
Best thing about Verties Sails Gym: my favorite colors
When I got my start playing basketball: elementary school
Not many people know: even though I’m quiet, don’t mistake my quietness for weakness
Three words to describe me: calm, funny, nice
Who (among teammates) is the Team Mom: Takya
Who (among teammates) is most likely to lend a helping hand: myself
I chose Southwest because: God put me here