Staley Signs JUCO Player of the Year

Tools

By Sports Department

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- South Carolina women’s basketball head coach Dawn Staley announced today the signing of 5-foot-7 guard Olivia Gaines (Chester, S.C./Chester) to a National Letter of Intent to attend the University and play for the Gamecocks. Gaines will have two seasons of eligibility beginning with the 2013-14 season.

“Olivia brings experience and athleticism to our young back court,” Staley sad. “We look forward to her contributing on both sides of the ball.”

After her high school career at Chester, Gaines spent the last two seasons at Louisburg College (Louisburg, N.C.). After helping the Hurricanes to the 2013 NJCAA Division II National Championship, Gaines was named the Junior/Community College Player of the Year by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. Averaging 18.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.5 steals, the sophomore earned a spot on the NJCAA All-America team.

Gaines joins the Gamecocks early signee, Alaina Coates, a 6-foot-4 center from Irmo, S.C. (Dutch Fork).

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 1000 Characters Left

ABC Columbia and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.

Columbia
Current: 81°
Partly Cloudy
High: 101°
Low: 81°
Wind: 3 MPH
Pressure: 29.86
Humidity: 46 %

What's on WOLOTV Full Schedule