Player Spotlight: Robin Brandos

We continue our girls basketball coverage with the spotlight on one of the top 2008 prospects in San Diego, Cathedral Catholic's Robin Brandos...



Robin Brandos 5-4 2008 G San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic High School, is one of the top 2008 prospects in San Diego.  Recently we had a chance to talk to her regarding her recruitment and high school team, Cathedral Catholic. 



Name: Robin Brandos

School: Cathedral Catholic

Position:  Guard               HT: 5'4"                WT: 125

High School Coach: Melissa Padgett




SDPrep: What were your stats so far this season?

RB: 40+% from the three point line, 10+ppg, 5.4 assists PG, 3 steals PG

SDPrep:  What is your official height and weight?

RB:  5'4" and 125 lbs.

SDPrep:  What is your greatest basketball memory?

RB: My greatest basketball memory is The End of the Trail Tournament in Oregon last summer. My team took 6th place and I made the al tournament team.

SDPrep: What are your goals for the upcoming season?

RB: My goals for the upcoming season are to become a better leader on and off the court and make my teammates better. I also want to get double-doubles in most of our games.

SDPrep:  What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?

RB:  I have been working to improve my ball handling skills. My ball handling is the part of my game that I feel needs the most work.

SDPrep: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?

RB:  People need watch out for our entire team. Everyone contributes to the team and is capable of making great plays.

SDPrep:  Name one teammate you really respect and why?

RB: I really respect Victoria Lippert. She is a very hard worker and never gives up. She puts so much effort into improving her game.


SDPrep: Tell us about Coach Padgett.

RB: I really like Coach Padgett's style of play. She wants us up-tempo and lets us be athletes.  She is very encouraging and supportive of each players. She has helped make me a better basketball player. I really enjoy  playing for her.


SDPrep: How different are her practices compared to last years coach.

RB: Coach Padgett plays a much faster paced game, we are working hard and having fun at the same time.

SDPrep:  What are your goals regarding playing college basketball?

RB: I want to go to the best college I can with my grades(4.2gpa) and still play basketball. I am hoping to go to a smaller school with good academics where I would still be able to play. I would really like to go to an Ivy League school.

SDPrep:  Will you consider staying in state to play in college?

RB: Yes, I love California so I definitely would not mind staying in state.


SDPrep:  What are your top 5 college choices?

RB: My top five college choices are: University of Pennsylvania, Santa Clara University, Emory, Yale and Stanford.

SDPrep: What will be the top 3 reasons in selecting a college?

RB: My first reason for selecting a college is academics. The next reason is whether I would be able to play basketball there. Then I would need to consider the location of the school.


SDPrep:   Do you know what you will major in?  Why?

RB: I am leaning toward biochemistry or chemical engineering. Science has always been my favorite subject and I find Chemistry particularly interesting.

SDPrep: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?

RB: Brittany Williams of Helix, because she plays both sides of the floor very well and makes her teammates better.

SDPrep:  Name one opponent who you really respect and why?

RB: I really respect Alisha Eckberg. She is a hard worker and goes to the basket very well.

SDPrep:  What Club Basketball team do you player for in the Spring and Summer?

RB: For the last 3 years I have played for the San Diego Sol.

SDPrep:  How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?

RB: I think she would describe me as a hard worker with good court sense and as a team player.

SDPrep: What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?

RB:  My strengths are my three point shot, passing, seeing the floor, and defense. My biggest weakness is sometimes being passive of offence.


SDPrep: Who is your favorite athlete and why?

RB: Earl Boykins is my favorite athlete. He is considerably shorter then other players in the NBA but that doesn't stop him. I am also a very short player and he inspires me to believe that it doesn't matter how tall you; the only thing that matters is how hard you are willing to work to achieve your dream.

SDPrep: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

RB: "Pressure makes diamonds and its time to shine." Spaticus Harris

SDPrep: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?

RB: My team is going to win a lot of games this season. We will come to play every time we step on the floor. I think we are surprising a lot of people with our 8-2 start.


SDPrep: What position do you think you will play at the next level?

RB: I will most likely be playing Point Guard.

SDPrep: What can a basketball program expect from you as a player?

RB: I am a hard worker. I HATE to Lose, I won't quit. If I don't do something well I will work until it comes easily. I will be the first person on the floor.  I am a team player and I feel that my job as a Point Guard is to make my teammates better. I will always strive to improve my game.


SDPrep:  Tell us about your day to day workouts during the off-season. 

RB: I do a lot of shooting,  spot up shots from close range, mid range and the three point line. Then I work on my drive and pull up jumper. I usually end with dribbling drills. When I can I try and get pick up games together. I also usually run about three times a week.


SDPrep:  What was the last book you read?

RB: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown


SDPrep:   What was the latest movie you saw?

RB:  It's a Wonderful Life


SDPrep: What is your all time favorite movie?

RB: A Knight's Tale


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Thanks to Robin and her family for giving us the opportunity to conduct this interview!


Gary Trousdale


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