College of Charleston power forward Jarrell Brantley ’19 is moving on to the big leagues.
During the 2019 NBA Draft Thursday, June 20, 2019, Brantley was originally selected 50th overall in the second round by the Indiana Pacers, but later traded to the Utah Jazz.
Brantley, the third all-time leading scorer (1,914 career points) for the College’s men’s basketball program and 2019 All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team selection, is only the third-ever men’s basketball player in school history to be drafted. Anthony Johnson was picked 40th overall in the second round by the Sacramento Kings in 1997 and Andrew Goudelock was picked 46th overall in the second round by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2011.
Brantley was one of College of Charleston Head Coach Earl Grant‘s first recruits back in 2014. Grant and his staff have seen the Columbia, South Carolina, native’s growth from his days at Ridge View High School to his time at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland, as well as his prep school days at Notre Dame Preparatory School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
“Jarrell’s work ethic, determined spirit and faith is why he made it,” Grant said. “He really put a lot of time into becoming a great player. I’m extremely proud of him.”
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