Oct. 1, 2008
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Former Southern Miss forward Charles Gaines signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday afternoon.
The 6-foot-9 Gaines spent the past four seasons in Europe, most recently with Galatasaray Cafecrown in the Turkish TBL League. He averaged 12.9 points and 8.1 rebounds in 28 regular-season games and 12.4 points and 7.3 rebounds in 17 ULEB Cup games.
Gaines was a member of the Golden Eagles from 2002-04. In his two-year career, Gaines started every game he played, averaging 15.4 points and 10.0 rebounds. He was twice named to the All-Conference USA squad, earning third-team honors in 2002-03 and second team accolades in '03-04.
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