35 Brandon Sherrod
35 Brandon Sherrod
Height: 6-6
Weight: 230
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Bridgeport, CT
High School: Choate Rosemary Hall
Position: F

2011-12: Recipient of the John C. Cobb Award as Yale's rookie of the year… Fourth on the team in rebounding (2.8 rpg.) and third in blocks (12)… Only freshman to appear in all 29 games… Scored 10 points, grabbed six rebounds in the home win over Columbia… Also had 10 points in the victory over Bryant.

Before Yale: NEPSAC first team selection last winter at Choate… 2010 Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior at Stratford High School… CHSCA and New Haven Register state player of the year… Two-time all-state selection… Averaged 16 points, 14.5 rebounds and six blocks as a senior… Had six triple doubles… Holds the Stratford school record for blocked shots… Helped lead Choate to the NEPSAC Class A championship and Stratford to two state championships and a school-record 46 straight league victories… Played AAU with the Connecticut Basketball Club that advanced to the U17 semifinals in 2010.

Personal: Sings in a Christian a cappella group, The Living Waters, at Yale… Cousin Derek Sherrod was drafted in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers… Drummer for church choir… Volunteered with HYPE in Stratford where he mentored elementary school children… Son of Ricky and Cassandra Sherrod.

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