Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Q&A with Newcomer Candice Warthen
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 13, 2010
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Oct. 13, 2010

TUCSON - Freshman Candice Warthen was a four-year letterwinner at Warren County High School. She is the all-time leading scorer in school history after breaking the school scoring record during senior season. She led the state of Georgia and finished 21st in the country in scoring in her final prep season after averaging 28.5 points per game. She also tallied 7.3 rebounds, 7.2 steals and 3.9 assists per game for the Screaming Devils and also led state in steals. Warthen was named a McDonald's All-American Game nominee and was selected first-team Class A All-State by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and second-team by the Georgia Sportswriters Association. She 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. She tallied her first-career triple double with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals in a 68-27 win over Evans and was named one of the ESPN RISE Players of the Week after her triple-double

Warthen eclipsed the 2,000-point mark with a 29-point performance against rival Thomson on December 11, 2009 and finished her 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.

Q: What is the biggest adjustment from high school life to college life?

A: Being independent.

Q: What's one thing your family wouldn't let you leave home without?

A: My cell phone.

Q: Is there a player you model your game after, professional or collegiate?

A: Ivory Latta, current member of the WNBA's Tulsa Shock.

Q: What are your career aspirations post-basketball?

A: I want to graduate from college and become a successful individual - simple as that.

Q: Is there a song or artist you listen to pre-game to get pumped up?

A: Any kind of music before the game will get me pumped up.

Q: What's your favorite home-cooked meal and by whom?

A: My mother's fried chicken, mac `n cheese and corn.

Q: What's one thing you miss most about your hometown?

A: Family, friends and high school basketball.

Q: What is one thing most people don't know about you?

A: I enjoy cleaning and singing although I'm not good at either.

Q: Do you have any pre-game rituals?

A: Listening to music and eating a snickers bar.

Q: Is there another sport, hobby or area that you excel at?

A: Track and field.

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