Frank Brandon Gaines, a Ft. Lauderdale native and graduate of Boyd Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, where he helped anchor the 2008 state finalist team to a 30-2 record. Later went on to have a juggernaut career at IPFW in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he became the All-Time Leading Scorer in school history along with a long list of accolades.
After redshirting his freshman season in 2008–09, he made his debut for the Mastodons in the 2009–10 season. In his redshirted freshman season, he played 31 games (one start), averaging 4.2 points and 2.3 rebounds in 13.4 minutes per game.
In his junior season, he was named to the All-Summit League first team and the NABC All-District second team.
In his sophomore season, he became a go-to offensive and rebounding force for the Mastodons, going on to earn All-Summit League Honorable Mention honors. On January 31, 2011, he was named the Summit League Player of the Week. In 30 games, he averaged 14.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in 27.4 minutes per game.
In his senior season, he was named to the All-Summit League first team for the second straight year.
History & Achievements
Maine Red Claws (2013-2014)
Gigantes de Guayana (2014)
Juvecaserta Basket (2014)
Victoria Libertas Pesaro (2014-2015)
Oklahoma City Blue (2015)
Caciques de Humacao (2015)
King Wilki Morskie Szczecin (2015-2016)
SC Rasta Vechta (2016-2017)
BC Parma (2017- 2018)
Pallacanestro Cantù (2018-2019)
Virtus Bologna (2019-2020)
NBA D-League Most Improved Player (2014)
- NBA D-League All Rookie 1st Team (2013-14)
- 2x First-team All-Summit League (2012–2013)
- IPFW All-Time Leading Scorer (2008-2013)
- Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention (2016-2017)
- Italian Serie A Top Scorer (2018-2019)