|Wood on the drive|
The odds of Brandon returning to Valpo are quite bleak at the moment for several reasons. There is no question about Brandon's offensive capabilities. He has led Valpo in scoring the past two years, he was tied for the team lead in assist this past year, and is clearly capable of scoring from anywhere on the court. He has proved those things and, according to Anthony Wood, these are not qualities that are in question about Brandon by the NBA people. What they want to see is how Brandon is at "matching up defensively against bigger, stronger and NBA ready players is the number one concern along with the ability to play with and against other NBA ready players on a night in and night out basis."
|What the scouts want to see|
The Valparaiso coaching staff has not issued Brandon any kind of deadline for making his decision on whether or not he will transfer, but I'm told Brandon is taking this is into consideration and will not drag things out longer then need be.
My two sense. The NBA is full of guys who only have one job, score points (Kyle Korver, Mike Bibby, Eddie House, Mike Miller these are just the first few that came to mind that would play a similar position as Brandon). There aren't many guys in the league outside of a few big men who are in the Association because they can defend. With that being said, Brandon can prove to the NBA scouts that he is an offensive force by staying at Valpo. He would be the focus of every team's defense that VU would go up against, and if he could score 20-25ppg that would mean more to me (the furthest person from an NBA scout) then would scoring say 8-10ppg at a Big Ten school where everything will be new (again trying hard not to be too biased).
Whatever decision he comes to, I do wish Brandon the best and would like to thank him for the couple years he spent at Valpo helping this program succeed in the Horizon League. Please feel free to leave any comments, and if you'd like an email alert when a new post is made at sectionee.blogspot.com please put your email address in the space provided above this post and click submit.