Graduate transfer Brandon Alston’s arrival is proving to be a benefit for both student-athlete and Tech basketball
Virginia native graduated from Lehigh University, will have two seasons at Tech
Scenes from Tech's practice and visit to Shanghai Disney on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The Yellow Jackets drove to the Dragon Sports Centre to conduct their first full practice in China, Sunday afternoon.
On their first full day in China, the Yellow Jackets went for a morning walk by West Lake in Hangzhou.
Monday saw the Yellow Jackets visit the campus of Alibaba, the largest e-commerce company in China.
Georgia Tech basketball newcomers at summer practice, July 11, 2017
Graduate transfer who played two seasons at Lehigh and earned his undergraduate degree in three years ... Eligible to play immediately and has two years of eligibility remaining ... Appeared in 62 games, starting 11, over his two seasons, for 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 ... After taking a red-shirt year in 2015-16 due to injury, he averaged 6.7 points in 32 games (10 starts) last season ... Wore jersey #42 at Lehigh.
2017-18 (Georgia Tech) - Game-by-Game Statistics
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.
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 ... Father played football at VMI (2-time all-Southern Conference) ... Has one older brother, Chris, who played football at Columbia and Morehouse ... 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, and is enrolled in the Masters Ecomomics program at Georgia Tech.