Former IPFW Star Gaines To Play In Italy (VIDEO)

By Dean Pantazi - 21 Alive

June 20, 2014 Updated Jun 20, 2014 at 10:06 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21 Alive) -Former IPFW basketball star Frank Gaines has signed to play with Pasta Reggia JuveCaserta of the Italy Series A.

Gaines had bigc opening year to his professional career, ending the season with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League as the league's Most Improved Player, Honorable Mention All-D-League, and All-Rookie First Team.

Gaines averaged 22.4 points per game, fourth-highest in the league, while adding 3.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists over 35.4 minutes per game.

Gaines ended his IPFW career with a school-record 1,841 points.

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