Brandon Alston

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  • #13694
    StablerBum
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    SW can penetrate well,not a finisher yet. He will be IMO.

    Totally agree on SW. He has the skills and body and long term I think he can be an excellent penetrator and finisher, but he hasn’t put it together yet. I do wish he would go up stronger instead of looking for fouls.

    #13715
    StablerBum
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    Another little blurb mentioning Alston from the Washington Post:

    Another red-hot team entering the 6A North region tournament is Herndon, which has won 17 of its last 18 games and avenged its only loss in that span with Friday’s victory against Robinson in the Conference 5 championship. The addition of New Jersey transfer and Lehigh recruit Brandon Alston grants the Hornets another versatile swingman who can attack the rim, knock down the three and complement the play of Dorian Johnson and Kent Auslander.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/highschools/south-lakes-boys-basketball-enters-6a-north-playoffs-riding-wave-of-momentum/2014/02/24/ca42c954-9d75-11e3-9ba6-800d1192d08b_story.html

    Alston was the leading scorer in Herndon’s most recent playoff game as well.

    #13976

    Lehigh42
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    To LUhoops00 and others speculating that Brandon Alston went to Dematha and various schools. Brandon started his high school career at Paul Vi in Fairfax, VA. He remained there for the entirety of the year and went to Middleburg Academy the following year in Middleburg, VA to reclass and be a freshman again. In his first year at Middleburg he was the third leading scorer on a team with Mo Alie-Cox from VCU and the following year he was the team’s leading scorer. Brandon endured three different coaches at Middleburg Academy in two years and finally had to leave when the school closed the high level basketball program. He started what was his reclassed junior year at St. Benedict’s and that is where Lehigh’s assistant coach Kyle Griffin saw him. Due to crazy behavior in the program and sickness in his family, Brandon moved to Life center, while still being a junior, to be closer to his sick grandmother in Philadelphia. Finally, after the death of his grandmother, Brandon decided to commit to Lehigh, go back to his regular grade and become a senior before traveling back home to live with his family. I will be posting a highlight video of Brandon’s senior year at Herndon High School.

    Side note: Brandon never attended any other high schools then the ones mentioned here. Meaning, he never went to Dematha in Maryland. That is another kid with the same name.

    #13977
    RichH
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    Thanks 42 for clarifying a very confusing situation.Seems Brandon ran into tough situations rather than a Bball wanderlust afflicting so many kids. Hopefully LU will give us both a calm and happy time ( with lots of wins :) )

    #13980
    StablerBum
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    That’s great info, thanks Lehigh42. Couple questions:

    1) What other schools were recruiting Brandon (did he have any other offers) either as a class of 2014 or if he stayed in the 2015 class?

    2) What was the reasoning behind reclassing back to 2014? Did he decide to reclass to 2014 and then choose Lehigh, or was it Lehigh’s idea to take him in 2014?

    Looking forward to the highlight tape as well.

    #14079

    Lehigh42
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    Here is a link to Brandon Alston’s Senior Highlight Tape from Herndon High School.

    tapehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpY-yc3-B8A

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 8 months ago by  Lehigh42.
    #14204
    StablerBum
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    Video highlights of the Capital Classic Regional game that Alston was the MVP of. He is #11 in red during the clip. At around 7:40 in the video there are some very complimentary words from the opposing coach in the game. He says among other comments – “Big time player. I don’t know where he is going to school, but someone is getting a big time player.”

    #14325

    Lehigh42
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    Brandon Alston scored 25 points, had 6 assists, and 5 rebounds in the Capitol Classic West Game. There are articles online if you search “Brandon Alston Capitol Classic.” One of the articles quotes, “Alston is a true 6’5 Point Guard.” Below is another link to his Herndon Tape.

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 6 months ago by  Lehigh42.
    #14327

    TMH
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    Brandon was the MVP of the game. Here is one of the articles that was alluded to earlier

    http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2014/may/01/herndons-alston-named-east-west-mvp-cap-classic/

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