#32 - Brandon Rozzell
Position: Guard
Year: Senior
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Previous School: Highland Springs
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185

TIDBITS ON BRANDON:

· Is a favorite of Strength Coach Daniel Roose because of his attitude and work ethic that he brings to the offseason
· Poised to have a huge senior year after posting career-highs in nearly every statistical category in 2008-09
· Sharp-shooter with a ton of athleticism that creates problems for opponents on both the offensive and defensive end of the court
 · Makes up half of the duo that Coach Smart has dubbed the “Energy Brothers”, joined by classmate Ed Nixon

Brandon's Career Highs
Points:
27 at Saint Louis (3/31/10)
Rebounds:
6, two times
last time at Saint Louis (3/31/10)
Assists:
3, six times
last time vs. Drexel (2/16/10)
Field Goals Made:
8 at Saint Louis (3/31/10)
Three-Point FG Made:
4, five times
last time at Saint Louis (3/31/10)
Free Throws Made:
7 at Saint Louis (3/31/10)
Free Throws Attempted:
8 at Saint Louis (3/31/10)
Steals:
4, two times
last time vs. URI (12/2/09)
Blocked Shots:
2 vs. JMU (2/11/09)
Minutes:
35 vs. Delaware (1/9/10)

WHILE AT VCU:

· Huge asset to the Rams off the court as his work ethic has paid off by him putting on nearly 20 pounds of muscle since arriving on campus in 2007
· After struggling on the road for most of 2009-10, the sharp-shooter found his groove in the final game, pouring in a career-high 27 points in the CBI Championship victory at Saint Louis on March 31
· Improved his three-point shooting by nearly 15 percent during his junior year, knocking down a team-leading 63 three-pointers, while shooting at a 42.3% clip from beyond the arc
· Extremely valuable on the defensive end with his lengthy and athleticism which allowed Rozzell to tally at least one steal in 54 of his 69 games over the past two seasons
· Rozzell has always enjoyed playing in the Siegel Center and it has showed. Sixteen of his 23 career double-digit performances have come at home, and he has averaged over nine points a game at the Siegel Center. That’s more than four points higher than his average on the road.
· Hard work pays off, and Rozzell knows that first-hand. He was originally expected to redshirt during his freshman season, but earned more and more playing time throughout the year. In the last six games of his debut season with the Rams, he averaged nearly 20 minutes a game, 4.8 points and 1.3 rebounds.

PRIOR TO VCU:

· Rozzell is no stranger to the Siegel Center, playing in countless state tournament games at VCU’s arena. The most memorable moment came in 2007, when he led Highland Springs to a 30-2 record and a AAA State Championship victory in the building
· During the Springers’ run to the title, Rozzell poured in 20.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game to earn AAA State Player of the Year accolades
· The awards for his senior year kept piling up, including recognition as First-Team All-District, First-Team All-Region, First-Team All-Metro and MVP honors of the Tri-City and State All-Star Games
· Rozzell’s talents weren’t limited to the hardwood as he earned academic honor roll recoginition during his final two years at Highland Springs

GETTING TO KNOW BRANDON:

· Son of Bridget Askew and Michael Rozzell
· Majoring in Social Work
· Born on March 27, 1989

BRADFORD BURGESS - CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Min.
FG-FGA
Pct.
3FG-ATT
Pct.
FT-FTA
Pct.
Off-Def-Tot
Avg.
PF-FO
Ast.
TO
Blk.
Stl.
Pts.-Avg.
2007-08
24-0
10.6
21-53
.396
16-42
.381
3-5
.600
1-16-17
0.7
25-0
11
8
0 14
61-2.5
2008-09
34-3
19.2
82-202
.406
36-123
.293
26-33
.788
6-51-57
1.7
45-0
25 30 6 32
226-6.6
2009-10
36-18 22.4
112-267
.419
63-149
.423
31-42
.738
10-70-80
2.2
50-0
43
38
3
48
318-8.8
Totals
94-21
18.2
215-522
.412
115-314
.366
60-80
.750
17-137-154
1.6
120-0
79
76
9
94
605-6.4


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