#11 - Rob Brandenberg
Position: Guard
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Gahanna, Ohio
Previous School: Lincoln
Height: 6-2
Weight: 180

ROB BRANDENBERG - CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Min.
FG-FGA
Pct.
3FG-ATT
Pct.
FT-FTA
Pct.
Off-Def-Tot
Avg.
PF-FO
Ast.
TO
Blk.
Stl.
Pts.-Avg.
2010-11
39-0
13.7
67-164
.409
31-89
.348
28-44
.636
25-42-67
1.7
44-0
22
21
9
28
193-4.9
Totals
39-0
13.7
67-164
.409
31-89
.348
28-44
.636
25-42-67
1.7
44-0
22
21
9
28
193-4.9

 

QUICK HITS:
· Quick, athletic shooting guard who will be battling for a starting role after the graduation of Brandon Rozzell and Ed Nixon

· Possesses the highest vertical on the team (43") and has a 6-7 wingspan on a 6-2 frame

· Ideal candidate for and will be a vital part of the Rams' HAVOC style of play

· After donning the #23 jersey last year, Brandenberg has switched to#11 this year after he wore #1 during his high school career. The #23 jersey is already in the rafters of the Verizon Wireless Arena and Brandenberg is hoping to leave his own mark on the men's basketball program.

AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11):
· Played in 39 of the Rams' 40 games last year, averaging nearly 14 minutes per contest

Getting to Know Rob
Majoring in Psychology
Born on February 26, 1992
Has two brothers, Reggie Moore and Kevin Brandenberg. Kevin is Rob's twin

· Scored in double-figures in five games, including reaching the 20-point plateau twice (at William & Mary and home vs. Georgia State)

· Brandenberg's 23-point performance against Georgia State was the highest point total for a freshman since Kendrick Warren scored 24 during his freshman season (1990-91)

Rob's Career Highs
Points: 23
vs. Georgia State (1/19/11)
Rebounds: 6
vs. UNC Wilmington (1/29/11)
Assists: 2 (six times)
last time: vs. Hofstra (1/27/11)
Field Goals Made: 8
vs. Georgia State (1/19/11)
Three Pointers Made: 4
at William & Mary (1/12/11)
Free Throws Made: 8
vs. Georgia State (1/19/11)
Free Throws Attempted: 9
vs. Georgia State (1/19/11)
Steals: 3 (four times)
last time: vs. Hofstra (1/27/11) 
Blocked Shots: 1 (eight times)
last time: vs. Hofstra (2/15/11) 

Minutes: 27
vs. Georgia State (1/19/11)

e senior Brandon Rozzell was on the sidelines with a broken hand for an eight-game stretch, Brandenberg averaged 10.7 points, knocked down 13 three-pointers and nearly 25 minutes per contest

· After his 22-point output in a road win at William & Mary, Brandenberg was named CAA Rookie of the Week

· Brandenberg came up with the unforgettable block on Florida State's Chris Singleton to seal VCU's Sweet Sixteen victory, 72-71, in overtime

PRIOR TO VCU:
· First commitment in the class of 2010 for Coach Smart and his staff

· Exploded onto the scene as a junior, earning All-League accolades during his junior and senior seasons.

· Consistently rated as one of the top-15 recruits in the talent-rich state of Ohio by scouting websites

· Used a strong summer with his AAU team, the Mustang Ballers, to exhibit his athleticism and quickness. Most notable performance came at the Adidas Take 5ive Classic in Brandenberg’s hometown of Cincinnatti, Ohio.

· Averaged nearly 20 points, six rebounds and three assists per game during his senior year at Gahanna.

· Helped lead Gahanna to a 28-1 record during his final season, including gaining national recognition with a 71-45 throttling of Columbus Northland, which was ranked #1 in the country at the time. Brandenberg led all scorers with 19 points in the contest. Columbus Northland was led by Ohio State All-American, Jared Sullinger

· Received offers from NCAA Finalist Butler, 2010 NCAA Tournament participant Ohio, Akron, Marshall and Wright State



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