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      Staley signs JUCO Player of the Year

      2013 JUCO Player of the Year Olivia Gaines signed with Dawn Staley and the Gamecocks on Wednesday.

      COLUMBIA (WACH)- Dawn Staley continues to bring the talent to South Carolina. The Gamecocks announced Wednesday the signing of the 2013 Junior College Player of the Year Olivia Gaines.

      A 5-7 guard, Gaines played at Chester High School in Chester, S.C. before spending two seasons at Louisburg College (Louisburg, N.C.) where she led the Hurricanes to the 2013 NJCAA Division II National Championship.

      "Olivia brings experience and athleticism to our young back court," Staley said in a release. "We look forward to her contributing on both sides of the ball."

      Gaines averaged 18.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.5 steals during the 2012-13 season and earned a spot on the NJCAA All-America team.