Sierra’s Brandon Male Athlete of the MonthBy: Staff Report
Sierra College basketball player Drew Brandon was named the 2013 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and California Community College Sports Information Association Male Athlete of the Month for January.
In his seven games in January, the Wolverines’ sophomore floor leader averaged 19.3 points, 7.7 assists, 7.1 rebounds, and 3.9 steals per game.
In his performance against American River College Jan. 25, Brandon scored 38 points, pulled in nine boards, had nine assists and four steals. He scored 11 of the Wolverines’ final 13 points to lead them to a 77-66 victory.
“Maybe only one other time, in all my years of coaching, have I seen an individual performance like Drew had against ARC,” said Wolverine head coach John Fusano. “ARC came in poised to beat us and Drew made sure that didn’t happen.”
Brandon is a 6-foot-3-inch point guard from Corona where he attended Santiago High School.
Sierra was 18-7 overall and their 9-3 conference mark was good for second place in the Big 8. The Wolverines were ranked 10th in the state and sixth in Northern California in the Feb. 18 California Community Colleges Men’s Basketball Coaches Association poll.