Former women's basketball standouts enjoying pro careers

Tonisha Baker playing for BC Pramaserv Marburg in Germany?s Women?s Basketball Bundesliga
Tonisha Baker playing for BC Pramaserv Marburg in Germany?s Women?s Basketball Bundesliga

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. --- Former Campbell University women's basketball standouts Tonisha Baker, Kiera Gaines and RaeChaun Edwards are in the midst of successful professional basketball careers oversees.


Baker plays for BC Pramaserv Marburg in Germany's first division of the Women's Basketball Bundesliga. She is currently in her fourth season with the organization after her pro career began in the fall of 2013. Coming into the 2016-17 campaign, Baker had a career scoring average of 9.39 points per game in 79 contests. That tally includes 742 total points and 67 three pointers. She has scored a career-high 24 points in four different games.

Baker helped lead Marburg to the bronze medal in the 2016 German Cup to wrap-up its 2015-16 campaign. It was the team's best finish in the event since the 2011-12 season. She scored 14 points in the bronze-clinching game. This season, Baker and Marburg have opened the regular season with a 7-4 record with Baker scoring in double-figures in five of the 11 matchups.

The High Point, North Carolina native was a standout guard for the Camels from 2009-13. Baker sits sixth on Campbell's all-time scoring list with 1,526 career points and a 12.3 points per game average. She is 11th all-time in rebounding with 672 career boards (5.6 rpg), seventh in total assists (363) and third in total steals (264).

Baker is a three time all-conference selection including first team All-Atlantic Sun honors in 2011 and first team All-Big South honors in 2013. She was named to the A-Sun all-freshman team in 2010 and was tabbed conference player of the week four times in her career.

Gaines is set to begin her second pro season with her second organization, Barmer TV of the second division of the German Bundesliga. She recently signed with the organization and will soon make her BTV debut.

The Mechanicsville, Virginia native began her pro career last year with SG Weiterstandt of the 2nd DBBL Süd. Gaines averaged close to 20 points per game in her lone season with Weiterstandt, which included a 44-point single-game outburst.

Gaines lettered at Campbell from 2011-15 and sits 13th on the all-time scoring list with 1,199 career points. She was the 2014 Big South Defensive Player of the year after and she ranks second all-time at Campbell in blocks (111) and sixth in steals (234). Gaines has also played the most games of any Camel in the history of the program with 123 career appearances.

A three-time All-Big South selection and two time weekly player of the week honoree, Gaines ranks sixth in the Camels' record book in rebounding with 880 career boards. She has a career scoring average of 9.7 points per game and shot .427 from the field in her collegiate tenure. Her 96 career three pointers and 332 career assists both rank 10th all-time at CU.

Edwards is the newest pro Camel after just recently signing with Kenitra Athletic Club in Kenitra, Morocco. She has appeared in two games and averaged close to 15.0 points per game between both contests.

Edwards, a native of Spring Grove, Virginia, wrapped up her four-year Campbell career last March that spanned from 2011-16. She is a career 7.7 points per game scorer with 942 total points with a career .345 shooting percentage.

The former All-Big South selection ranks fourth in the Camel record book for career assists with 554 and fifth for career assist average with 4.5 per game. Edwards' 253 career steals stands fourth all-time while her 96 three pointers is ninth.