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#4 Brandon Alston

Brandon Alston - Men's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year Graduated 2019 (Masters)
Experience 2 VL
Height 6-5
Weight 203
Hometown Vienna, Va.
Last School Herndon HS/Lehigh
Brandon Alston - Men's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


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 (two-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 Basketball Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll 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.

High School

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


July 5, 2017 Georgia Tech Basketball Accepts Graduate Transfer Brandon Alston
Georgia Tech Basketball Accepts Graduate Transfer Brandon Alston
March 8, 2019 Brandon Alston Named to ACC All-Academic Team

Graduate transfer from Vienna, Va., competing master’s degree in economics

Brandon Alston Named to ACC All-Academic Team
January 14, 2019 VIDEO: One-on-One with Brandon Alston

Georgia Tech radio voice Andy Demetra goes deep with Tech's senior guard

VIDEO: One-on-One with Brandon Alston
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