Montay Brandon Breaks Finger, Gains Offer

Coach Brian Gregory has been consistent in telling all players who are on GT's recruiting list, he wants to see them play on a team in a competitive setting. Montay Brandon was ready to do that at the NIKE Peach Jam AAU event in North Augusta, South Carolina. But, the fates weren't kind to the 6-6, 195 pound point guard who's a rising senior at Wesleyan Christian in Virginia.

Montay Brandon suffered a broken finger on his right hand in playing in the first game for the Georgia Stars. This also happened to be his shooting hand. The injury resulted in Brandon missing the remainder of the tournament. " The splint is off and I've been doing some shooting so it's better. While he's waiting for his finger to heal, Brandon has been going to the gym and shooting with his left hand.

In spite of missing the tournament, Montay has received good news from schools recruiting him. "Coach Pastorino called Sunday to offer me a scholarship." The Georgia Tech coaches had seen Montay play the week before at the Lebron camp and liked what they saw from his game. "He was kidding but he said he was mad at me for breaking my finger."

Brandon has also recently received other offers in addition to the one from Georgia Tech. "I've recently heard from Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Cleveland State, UNC-Wilmington, Tennessee, Florida State and South Carolina." Schools are starting to take notice of Montay following the first evaluation period in July.

Now that he's accumulated a list of double digit offers, Brandon is ready to name a top three. "I like Florida State a whole lot and then South Carolina. Coach (Leonard) Hamilton of Florida State talked to me during the Peach Jam." Brandon's third school is Georgia Tech. "They're right after Florida State and South Carolina."

Those three schools will be getting visits from Brandon before school starts. "I'll visit all three before school starts on August 16.

With the second phase of the July evaluation period around the corner, Montay has plans to head west. He'll be playing for D-One Sports in an AAU tournament in Las Vegas beginning July 29.

When it comes time to make his decision, Montay will be looking for a school that has an offense that fits his style of play.


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