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Candace Rucker
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Candace Rucker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Northside HS

Last College:
Southwest TN CC

Height:
5-10

Position:
G

Experience:
JC

Made an immediate impact ... Versatile athlete ... Can play several positions ... Excellent rebounder ... Possesses good speed ... Will challenge for a starting position ... 2008-09 (Junior): Played in 32 games, drawing three starts ... Averaged 6.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game ... Had an outstanding C-USA Tournament, averaging 8.7 points per game ... Scored 15 points against Marshall (3/7) in a come-from-behind victory, helping the Lady Eagles advance to the championship game ... Scored eight points against UCF (3/8) in the championship game to go with six rebounds and four steals ... Finished with eight points against Memphis (2/28) ... Had eight points against UTEP (2/21) ... Scored five points on 2-of-2 shooting from the field and 1-of-1 from the line against East Carolina (2/13) ... Tossed in seven points against Tulsa (2/8) ... Dished out three assists and had two steals ... Posted one assist, one block and one steal against SMU (2/5) ... Finished with nine points against East Carolina (1/31) ... Scored six points against Memphis (1/10) and UAB (1/8) ... Poured in 12 points against Nicholls State (12/30) ... Dished out four assists and had three steals ... Received her second C-USA Rookie of the Week honor following her performance during the week of 12/15-12/21 ... Scored 10 points against Cal State Northridge (12/20) to go with four assists and one steal ... Tallied a season-high 24 points against No. 23/23 Oklahoma State (12/19) ... Connected on 10-of-11 from the line ... Was 7-of-8 from the free throw line against Mississippi State (12/16) ... Had 16 points against Southeast Missouri State (12/13) on 7-of-10 shooting from the field ... Earned Conference USA Rookie of the Week honors (12/15) ... Tallied a season-high six rebounds against Southeast Missouri State (12/13) and William Carey (12/6) ... Had five rebounds against UALR (12/3) ... Scored 16 points against Sam Houston State in her official Southern Miss debut ... Registered back-to-back double figure scoring games ... Had 42 steals. ... Southwest TN Community College: Averaged 20 points, 7.1 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 3.9 steals per game at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis, Tenn. ... Ranked No. 10 in the nation in scoring ... Named National Junior College Athletic Association First Team All-American ... Played for Coach Andrea Martre ... Led the TJCCAA in scoring and steals ... Named to the All-TJCCAA and All-Western Division teams ... Led her team in field goal percentage and free throw percentage ... Recorded eight double-doubles ... Scored a season-high 32 points ... Prior to coming to Southwest Tennessee CC, she played one season at the University of Colorado, playing in 30 games and starting three contests. She averaged 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds ... Prep: Played for Coach Donald Holmes at Northside High School in Memphis, where she averaged 19.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as a senior ... Earned district MVP and Class AAA All-State honors ... Let Northside to a 33-3 record, the district 16AAA championship, and a berth in the 2006 Class AAA state tournament ... One of five finalists for The Commercial Appeal's Best of the Preps Player of the Year and was twice selected to the all-metro team ... Ranked as the 36 best guard in the country by All-Star Girls Report and the number one prep senior in Memphis by memphishoopers.com ... Personal: Daughter of Nathaniel Rucker and Veronica Rucker ... An interdisciplinary studies major.

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