Elijah Gaines hails from San Pedro, but has become accustomed to the Long Beach way of living by way of LBCC. Gaines is currently a kinesiologymajor at LBCC, but he has been a baller since age 4, and ever since the goal has been to play at the professional level. Since high school he has proven himself time and time again that he can be a dynamic player who's scoring presence could ignite the teams fire on any given day, and the numbers show it. During his senior year at San Pedro High he averaged 15pts and 5rebs after having a high school career cut down by injury. After HS he went on the LBCC where he finished his last season averaging 12pts, 4rebs, and 3ast, and had a string of good games against Cerritos(2), and West LA where he averaged 23ppg. This is what sparked Pittsburgh States interest. It's been a long journey for Gaines plagued with injury, and doubt, but through it all he prevailed, and will be playing as a Gorilla next season. Even though plan A is pro ball Gaines is preparing himself to eventually dabble into the physical therapy world! Elijah Gaines is a smart kid both on and off the court so he will have no problem adjusting once he does stop playing basketball, and even when he does stop he'll never truly leave the game if he makes it in the physical therapy world! Finding any way to do or be around what you love to do for your entire life shows true passion, and there's no better success than succeeding in what you love! Stay updated on Elijah Gaines season at Pittsburgh State, and follow him on Twitter below!