|Hometown:||Las Vegas, NV|
|High School:||Bishop Gorman HS|
A 2008 graduate of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev...a combo guard, played four seasons for head coach Sheryl Krmpotich...during the last three seasons of her high school career, helped the Gaels capture three class 4A state titles...was named a Preseason All-American honorable mention by Sporting News entering her senior season...scored 16 points and added six assists and two steals in the 65-48 state title win over Reno HS in 2008...also averaged 11.3 points, 5.3 assists and 3.5 steals per game as a senior, and was named first team all-Sunset league and first team all-state...against Western HS had 10 points 10 assists and 10 steals for her first triple-double...during her junior year, averaged 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game leading Bishop Gorman to a 31-2 record and an undefeated league record...in 2006, was a Street & Smith All-American honorable mention...had a three-star rating from HoopGurlz.com.
Played six years for the Las Vegas Lady Ice, coached by Willie Hicks...four other teammates also play collegiately; Lindy LaRocque (Stanford), Chelsea Hopkins (Duke), Ayoola Weaver (Central Arizona) and Raven Hicks (Alabama State).
Born March 3, 1990...parents are Darryl and Kena Gaynor...has one brother, Darryl (11) and one sister, Sequoia Holmes (22), who currently plays for the Houston Comets of the WNBA after a successful collegiate career at UNLV...Darriel is majoring in kinesiology.
GETTING TO KNOW DARRIEL
Favorite Sports Figure...Michael Jordan and my sister, Sequoia Holmes
Favorite Sports Team...Lakers
Favorite off-day activity...shopping for kicks
Favorite spot on campus...Mac Court
If I didn't play basketball I'd be...a cheerleader
TV show I would most want to appear on...Flavor of Love...LOL!!!!
If I were President I would...lower gas prices
If I had a vanity license plate it would read...HOOPSTR
Most people would be surprised to learn that...I am terrified of dogs
Ten years from now I will be...still playing basketball, hopefully professionally
What is one of the weirdest habits one of your teammates has...Jasmin's bad memory
Most embarrassing moment on the court...my first basketball game ever, I shot the ball in the wrong basket
My biggest achievement on the court was...winning the state championship my senior year
Place I most want to visit...Africa
My fantasy career...a rapper
If I could trade places with another athlete it'd be...Tina Thompson
If I could have any superpower it would be...to read minds
Pet peeves...having to repeat myself when people don't listen
My ideal day...one-on-one game with Michael Jordan
Reason I came to Oregon...coaching staff and the family values of the team
I-Pod pre-game list...Lil' Wayne - all his songs
Worst drill to run at practice...running sprints
Teammate that belongs on American Idol...Tatianna Thomas
Teammate that belongs on So You Think You Can Dance...Taylor Lilley