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#1 Candice Warthen
Position: Guard
Height: 5'5"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Warrenton, Ga.
High School: Warren County HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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REDSHIRT SENIOR (2014-15)
One of two Wildcats to start and play in all 30 games this season averaging a team and career-high 12.8 points per game, while averaging 5.2 rebounds per contest (156 total) …Named All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention, Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention and was also named Pac-12 Player of the Week (2/09/15)… Tallied the most minutes for the Cats this season averaging 33.4 minutes per game (1,003 total) … Led the Cats in scoring in 17 of the 30 games played this season… Led Arizona in double-figure scoring outings, scoring 10 points or more in 20 different contests including recording a season-high 23 points vs. Utah (3/01)… Led UA with two 20-point games… Recorded two double-double games … Had a team-high three double-doubles games at Wake Forest (12/07), vs. UT Martin (12/29) and vs. Oregon (1/25)… Led UA with 3.0 free throws per game and ranked second on the team with a .817 free throw percentage… Had the highest three-point percentage on the team shooting .268 from beyond the arc… Led Arizona in both field goal attempts and makes with 13.2 and 4.6 per game respectively… Was second on the squad in both three-point attempts (2.1) and makes per game (0.6) … Totaled 5.7 rebounds on the team which was good for third on the team... Led the team in defensive rebounds (4.4 per game)… Tallied a team-best 2.8 assists per game and led the Cats with 1.1 steals per game… Tied a team-high three games with double-digit rebounding performances at Wake Forest (12/07), vs. UT Martin (12/29), and vs. Oregon (1/25)… Led the team with five assists, 18 points and a block against Bakersfield (11/17)… Tallied three assists at Texas Tech (11/21)… Scored a team-high 15 points vs. UC Santa Barbara (11/25)… Totaled 18 points and seven rebounds and a steal at FIU (11/28)… Recorded four assists and three steals against Grambling State (12/3)… At Wake Forest (12/7), had one of the better outings of her career logging 21 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and four steals… Against Southern (12/11), she grabbed eight rebounds and four steals… On 12/14 scored 12 points against UAB while also tallying three assists… At SFA (12/20) scored 16 points and notched 2 steals… Scored 17 points, totaled 11 rebounds, three assists and two steals against UT Martin (12/29)…Tallied eight rebounds, five assists and two steals against Washington State (1/3)… Against Washington (1/5) scored 18 points and passed for seven assists… On 1/8 totaled 13 points and a steal vs. Arizona State… At Arizona State (1/10) scored a team-high 13 points… At California (1/18) accumulated 14 points, got seven boards, notched three assists and registered a steal… vs. Oregon State (1/23) she had 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals… Against Oregon (1/25) she accumulated 11 boards while grabbing two steals… Logged two assists at Utah (1/30) … Tallied three assists at Colorado (2/1) … Against California (2/6) she scored 17 points… Had 19 points and nine rebounds in an upset win over then-ranked No. 12 Stanford on 2/08… at Oregon (2/13) notched two steals to go along with four assists… Had three assists and three steals at Oregon State (2/15) … at USC (2/20) totaled 14 points and one steal… vs. Utah (3/1) had a career and season-high 23 points…vs. UCLA (3/5) in the opening round of the Pac-12 Tournament, tallied 12 points and two steals.     

REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2013-14)
Started and played in 30 games in her junior season…Led the team in scoring at 11.1 points per game…Scored in double-digits in 14 games, including 20 or more points in five games…Also averaged 1.3 steals and 2.4 assists per game…Had a career-high nine assists versus Michigan (11/9/13).

JUNIOR (2012-13)
Obtained a medical redshirt after suffering a knee injury. 

SOPHOMORE (2011-12)
Averaged 29.1 minutes, 11.7 points and 3.6 in rebounds in 23 games played ... Started the first eight games of the season before being sidelined with a foot injury ... Playing in her home state, she opened the weekend with 13 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals in the win at Georgia Southern ... Scored a career high 36 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the field in the win at Georgia State ... Also collected seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in the final game in her home stats ... Was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for her efforts in the wins over Georgia Southern and Georgia State ... On 7-of-12 from the field, she scored 16 points in the home win over Wichita State ... Also had four rebounds, two assists and two steals ... In 32 minutes of action, she had 20 points, five rebounds and one steal in the road win at New Mexico State ... Warthen had two points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in the home win over North Texas ... Had 10 points, six assists, two steals and two rebounds in the loss to BYU ... Had 15 points, three boards and two assists in the win over Syracuse ... Shooting 8-of-18 from the field, she scored 22 points, pulled down five rebounds and grabbed six steals in the road win at BYU-Hawai'i ... Missed the Long Beach State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, New Mexico, UNLV, ASU, UCLA, USC, Oregon and Oregon State games with a foot injury ... Returned to the court for 15 minutes in the home loss to Utah ... Had two rebounds ... In the home loss to Colorado, she had eight points, one rebound and one assist ... Returned to the starting line-up for the road loss at Washington ... Had four points, three rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes of play ... Warthen had eight points and two rebounds in the road loss at Washington State ... Had 14 points, five rebounds and four assists in the home loss to California ... In the home loss to No. 4/4 Stanford, she had 13 points and four rebounds in 32 minutes of play ... Had 13 points, three rebounds and two assists in the road loss at Colorado ... Had nine points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in the road loss at Utah ... In the home win over Washington State, Warthen had eight points, two rebounds and five assists ... Collected two points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in the home loss to Washington ... Had two points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in the road loss at USC ... Warthen led the team in scoring with 17 points in the road loss at UCLA ... Also collected four rebounds, two assists and one steal ... In the home loss to ASU, she had 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and one steal ... In the Pac-12 Tournament opening-round game vs. fifth-seed UCLA, she contributed with 17 points, six rebounds and six assists ... In the Pac-12 Torunament quarterfinal game vs. fourth-seed ASU, she had 11 points, four rebounds and two assists.

FRESHMAN (2010-11) 
She played in 32 games while averaging 17.7 minutes each contest ... Averaged 4.4 points and 2.3 rebounds per game ... In her collegiate debut, Warthen logged 12 minutes of the bench and hit on two field goals ... She also recorded three rebounds and one assist ... Recorded her first collegiate double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds against Northern Arizona ... Also tallied three assists and a steal ... With 24 minutes off the bench, she scored seven points and grabbed three rebounds at Ole Miss ... Led the squad in scoring with 15 points in the 93-54 win over UAPB ... Also grabbed two steals and three boards ... In 30 minutes of play against No. 8/8 Texas A&M, Warthen scored 14 points and grabbed six boards ... In the win at New Mexico, she scored two points, pulled down two rebounds and gave out two assists ... Warthen had six points and two rebounds in the win over New Mexico State ... In the win over North Texas, she scored nine points while grabbing five rebounds and three steals ... In the win over Iona, she scored seven points and grabbed three rebounds ... Also tallied an assist and a steal ... In the win over Oregon, she scored five points, grabbed three rebounds and dished out two assists ... She saw 13 minutes of action in the loss at Cal and handed out two assists and grabbed one steal ... Warthen got her first collegiate start and collected six points, two rebounds and a steal in the loss at ASU ... Got her second collegiate start in the win over Washington ... Pitched in with 10 points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist ... She handed out five assists and grabbed four rebounds while blocking one shot in the win over Washington State, also her third collegiate start ... She scored seven points, grabbed two rebounds, had an assist and a steal in the loss at No. 11/10 UCLA ... In the win at Washington State, she played eight minutes and grabbed one rebounds while handing out one assist ... In the win at Washington, she played valuable defensive possessions while scoring two points, grabbing three rebounds and handing out three assists ... Returned to form with 10 points and three rebounds in the home win over USC ... Shot 2-of-2 from three-point range and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe ... In the win at Oregon State, she grabbed two rebounds and handed out an assist in 14 minutes of action ... In the win at Oregon, she handed out three assists, grabbed two rebounds and blocked one shot ... In the Pac-10 Tournament win over Oregon, she scored seven points and dished out three assists while grabbing one rebound and one steal ... Warthen had two points and an assist in the Pac-10 Tournament win over USC ... In the Pac-10 semifinal against Stanford, she grabbed one rebound and handed out on assist ... Ended the season with five points, one rebound and one assist in the WNIT loss at Utah State.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner at Warren County High School ... All-time leading scorer in school history after breaking the school scoring record during her senior season ... Led the state of Georgia and finished 21st in the country in scoring in final prep season after averaging 28.5 points per game ... Also tallied 7.3 rebounds, 7.2 steals and 3.9 assists per game for the Screaming Devils ... Guided her team to a 24-5 record as a senior and a second round appearance in the state playoffs ... Also led the state in steals ... Named McDonald's All-America Game nominee ... Selected first-team Class A All-State by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and second-team by the Georgia Sportswriters Association ... Chosen to play on the South team in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game, scoring 10 points in a winning effort ... Twice scored 39 points during final prep campaign, each time making 17-of-30 field goal attempts as well as 14 free throws and three three-pointers ... Tallied first-career triple double with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals in a 68-27 win over Evans ... Named one of the ESPN RISE Players of the Week after her triple-double ... Eclipsed the 2,000-point mark with a 29-point performance against rival Thomson on Dec. 11, 2009 ... Finished junior season with averages of 25.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, 5.7 steals and 4.0 assists per contest while earning first-team all-state and All-CSRA recognition ... Scored school-record 743 points during the season ... Named the Augusta Chronicle Player of the Week on Feb. 13, 2009 after averaging 35.0 points in a pair of wins over Lincoln County ... Posted career-best 44 points to go along with 12 rebounds, eight steals and three assists on 18-of-34 shooting against Jefferson County during junior season ... Also competed in track and softball as a prep, winning the state championship in the long jump during junior season ... Played on the GA/Lina 76ers club team ... Ranked as the No. 27 point guard by ESPN.com's HoopGurlz and the No. 21 point guard as well as No. 75 overall by the Girls Basketball Report.

PERSONAL
Born Candice La'Bria Warthen in Augusta, Ga., she is the daughter of Malecia Erwin ... Has two brothers, Quintavious Erwin and De'Angelo Woods ... Enjoys sleeping, playing basketball or spending time on the computer in her free time.

I CHOSE ARIZONA BECAUSE
From day one, I fell in love with the coaching staff. Every other school I looked at, I always compared it to Arizona and nobody topped the U of A.

CAREER HIGHS

Points

36, at Georgia State, 11/13/11

Rebounds

13, vs. Northern Arizona, 11/15/10

FG Made

11, at Georgia State, 11/13/11

FG Att

22, at Wake Forest, 12/07/14

3FG Made

5, at Georgia State, 11/13/11

3FG Att

8, 3x, last vs. Bakersfield, 11/17/14

FT Made

11, at Wake Forest, 12/07/14

FT Att

14, at Wake Forest, 12/07/14

Assists

9, vs. Michigan, 11/9/13

Steals

6, vs. BYU-Hawai'i, 12/3/11

Blocks

2, at Pacific, 11/23/13

Minutes

42, 3x, at Wake Forest, 12/07/14