Graduate transfer who played two seasons at Georgia Tech and completed requirements for his master’s degree in economics in May, 2018 … Played in 58 games, starting 24, in two seasons at Georgia Tech, averaging 6.1 points while hitting 37.2 percent of his three-point attempts … Played “three-and-D” role, but worked hard to make his game more versatile offensively … Transferred from Lehigh, where he earned his undergraduate degree in three years … Appeared in 62 games, starting 11, over his two season at Lehigh, averaging 5.8 points while shooting 42.5 percent from the floor, 35.5 percent from three-point range and 73.0 percent from the foul line … Wore jersey #42 at Lehigh, #4 at Tech … Began playing basketball at age 10, participating in an AAU program in Baltimore … Graduated from Lehigh in three years with a bachelor’s degree in economics … Father played football at VMI (2-time all-Southern Conference) … Older brother played football at Columbia and Morehouse.
2018-19 (senior at Georgia Tech)
Wing guard who split time as a starter and a reserve … Double figures in nine games … Averaged just under 18 minutes (12.5 mpg in ACC games) … Named to the ACC All-Academic Team for the second time in two years … Scored season-high 17 in season-opener against Lamar, 16 at Tennessee, 14 vs. St. John’s … Scored 10, 10, 14, 7 in four-game stretch before a DNP at Syracuse, 13-25 FG, 10-11 FT) … Scored 11 in second meeting vs. Clemson (4-6 FG) … Made team-best 38.9 percent from three-point land, and 83.7 percent from the free throw line … Connected on 22 of his last 23 free throw attempts dating back to the St. John’s game on Dec. 1, and made 12-of-12 dating back to the ACC opener against Wake Forest … His .462 overall field goal rate was best among Tech guards.
2017-18 (junior at Georgia Tech)
Wing guard who played “Three-and-D” role, averaging 23.7 minutes per game for the season … Averaged 5.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per game … Started 19 games, including 12 ACC games … Scored an ACC-season-best 13 at Boston College (6-8 FG), his highest scoring game since the third game of the season … Finished regular season with 12 points (4-6 FG, two 3s) vs. Wake Forest … Scored in double digits in his first three games in a Tech uniform, including a career-best 20 points against Texas-Rio Grande Valley (previous high was 18 three times at Lehigh) … Scored 10 points with season-best four assists against Coppin State, playing many of his 38 minutes at point guard after Jose Alvarado left the game with an injury … Solid free throw shooter, 70.7 percent on 58 attempts … Lowest turnover rate among Tech guards (1.9 per 40 minutes) .. 30 assists/19 turnovers in ACC games … Shot 35.6 percent from three-point range, fourth-best percentage among Tech’s regulars.
2016-17 (redshirt sophomore at Lehigh)
Strong season, finishing fifth on the Mountain Hawks in scoring average (6.7) while averaging 2.2 rebounds … Played in all 32 games and started the last 10 … Also added 37 assists and 13 steals … Shot 45.6 percent from the field (78-of-171), including 35.2 percent from three-point range (19-of-54) … Reached double-figure points on eight occasions … Played in all 32 games with 10 starts, starting the final 10 games of the season … The Mountain Hawks went 20-12 overall and 12-6 in the Patriot League (second place) … Finished with nine points and two rebounds in the Patriot League championship game at Bucknell (3/8) … Impressed in the semifinals at Boston University (3/5), tying a career-high 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting while adding five rebounds and two assists … Tied a career-high 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting vs. Army West Point (2/25), adding five rebounds and a steal … Made first start of the season at American (2/4), scoring six points while adding two rebounds and two steals … Impressed at Colgate (1/25), scoring 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting, including 2-of-3 from the three-point line … Scored 12 points, shooting 8-of-10 from the free throw line, while adding four rebounds and four assists vs. Cabrini (12/22) … Strong effort at Arkansas State (11/27), scoring a season-high 12 points which all came in the game’s final 3:27 … Was 5-of-8 from the field while adding a career-high eight rebounds … Knocked down his only field goal attempt in big win at Mississippi State (11/25) while adding a rebound and steal.
2014-15 (freshman at Lehigh)
Finished sixth on the Mountain Hawks in scoring (4.9 points per game) … Also averaged 1.5 rebounds per game and dished 20 assists … Played in all 30 games with one start … Third on the Mountain Hawks in three-point field goal percentage (among those with at least one three-point attempt per game) … Shot 14-of-39, 35.9 percent … Scored three points in the Patriot League quarterfinals vs. American (3/5) … Strong effort with 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting in the regular season finale at Colgate (2/28) … Strong all-around game with 14 points (10 in the first half) and a career-high six rebounds vs. Navy (1/21) … Posted 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting along with two rebounds at American (1/14) … Finished with 12 points (all in the second half) on 5-of-7 shooting in the Patriot League opener vs. Colgate (12/31) … Scored four points in big triple overtime win at Arizona State (12/20) … Scored four points in big Thanksgiving Eve win at DePaul (11/26) … Scored 16 points on 4-of-8 shooting at Rider (11/21) … Strong effort in home opener vs. Canisius (11/18), scoring 11 points while adding five rebounds and three assists.
Wrapped up high school career at Herndon High School … Scored 25 points in the Capital Classic All-Star Game (earned game MVP honors), which consists of the best players from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area … Also voted to play in the ASSISTS Tri-State All-American Game … Scored 23 points in the District Championship to earn Player of the Game honors … Voted onto the 6A North All-Tournament Team and eclipsed 1,000 career points … Was the leading scorer for Middleburg Academy as a junior, averaging 16 points per game to lead a team of five averaging double figures … Shot 47 percent from three-point range, recording 478 points, 151 rebounds and 49 steals … Middleburg ended up advancing to the semifinals of states … After the season, Alston was voted onto the DMV Elite All-Northern Virginia Team, playing for Boo Williams for a second straight summer and starting at shooting guard … As a sophomore, Alston was the third leading scorer for Middleburg Academy, which advanced to the third round of the state tournament … As a freshman, played junior varsity and varsity at Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia.
Full name is Brandon Cole Alston … Born May 10, 1995 in Washington, D.C. … Son of Michael and Brenda Alston