NCAA Athlete Profiles
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Directed by Sean McWilliams
Edited by Spencer Seibert
Coming into his senior year at Hawaii Pacific University, student basketball athlete Vernon Gaines suffered a career-threatening injury. With the support of the NCAA community, Vernon not only recovered, but went on to win a career-best game that season.
Inspired by the support he received, Vernon now coaches youth in basketball, teaching them above all that it’s not about how many times you fall down, but rather how many times you get back up…