Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Knight: Brandon Emmitt jr. G 6-0

Before we get into any details about new GU recruit Brandon Emmitt, take 48 seconds to watch this clip of him earlier this year at Erie Community College (NY). I'm surprised it has only 200-something views. If I nailed a playoff game-winner like that, I'd have watched it 200 times a day all by myself. That clip is from the NJCAA national tournament in March, Emmitt beating the buzzer with that three to help eliminate Metropolitan CC-Penn Valley (Mo.), 84-81.

Here's more info on Emmitt:
* Gannon lists him as a 6-foot, 160-pound junior guard.
* Averaged 8.3 points, 2.8 assists, and 1.8 steals over 32 games as a sophomore for 27-5 ECC.
* Produced 88 assists vs. 53 turnovers, a respectable 1.7-to-1 ratio.
* Shot well from the free throw line (81%, 62-for-77) but only 33% from the field (76-for-231) and 31% on three-pointers (50-of-159).
* Holy cow! That means 69% of his field goal attempts were threes. Hopefully he'll stretch the defense as a Golden Knight.
* Standout games included season-high 19 points and 5 assists against Mid Michigan and 16 points with 7 assists in the NJCAA Region III tournament semis.
* Hit 4 three-pointers three times last season. Recorded 7 assists in a game twice.
* In three games vs. Mercyhurst-North East, he was a combined 3-of-16 from the field. Let's hope he has a better shooting chart against Mercyhurst-Not North East.
* This website says he was named region athlete of the week in December last year after scoring double figures in three straight games. But maybe more importantly, I learned there's a website called "Huge Sportz."
* Here's an ECC team photo. Every time I see "ERIE" in red letters on white, I think it's the Erie Wave.
* As a freshman at ECC, he averaged 6.7 ppg and ranked second on the team in three-pointers made (40 3FG in 28 games). A teammate of his was all-name team legend God's Gift Achiuwa, a 6-foot-8 forward now playing at St. John's in the Big East.
* With Emmitt on the club, ECC won consecutive NJCAA region championships.
* Was a major contributor to the Kats' post-season run this past season. Was named to the Region III all-tourney team last year after scoring 16 points against Monroe Community College in the championship game.
* ECC placed 4th at the NJCAA championships in 2011 and 7th in 2012.
* We'll have to ask if he's a Lebron James fan; Emmitt is a native of Akron, OH.
* Played high school ball at Akron Garfield, where he was named all-city twice. Earned second team honors as a senior and honorable mention as a junior.
* Not only was a letterwinner for 3 years, he was a varsity captain for 3 seasons.
* He won't like this article from It recaps Garfield's stunning loss to 4-17 Cuyahoga Falls. Emmitt tallied 17 points in the loss.
* Scored 20 points in this Garfield OT victory at Alliance.
* I wish I could share with you some of his high school stats, but I couldn't find any. Well, any that were accurate. This web page has some numbers, but I'd give them an incomplete grade if I was a teacher.
* Speaking of school, Emmitt excelled in the classroom: was a member of the honor roll and merit roll, earned a spot in the school's 3.0 GPA Club every year, and was named Career Education Student of the Year. Received the US Army National Scholar-Athlete, the West Point Leadership and the Robert Hughey awards. (Editor's Note: If you know who Robert Hughey is, please let me know. I'm guessing it's not this guy. Thanks.)
* This video includes some Garfield highlights plus an interview with Emmitt.
* Here's a photo of Emmitt shooting a jumper and here's one of him fighting for a rebound at Garfield. 


  1. this is the only thing i could find even close to possibly having somethign to do with this award:

  2. So what is his music preference? That is what is important. Sorry couldn't help it. Glad to have him.

    1. Let's not go there again please. Thanks.

  3. Jim, with his outside shooting propensity, maybe he wears #3?

    1. Looking at the current Gannon roster, #3 is available. Steve Piotrowicz wore it last year. Let's bring back "3 for 3"!

  4. Speaking of #3, I always thought that GU should retire that number in honor of Steve Moyer. 442 three's is a lot of three's and at one time was an NCAA record. Not sure (haven't looked for awhile) but it still might be a D-II record. Not many GU players hold that lofty a position in the NCAA record book.

    16—Thomas Vincent, Emporia St. vs. Southwest Baptist,
    Feb. 28, 2004 (23 attempts); Markus Hallgrimson,
    Mont. St. Billings vs. Western N.M., Feb. 12, 2000 (28
    167—Alex Williams, Sacramento St., 1988 (369 attempts)
    451—Cameron Munoz, Mont. St. Billings, 2003-06 (1,042

    6.2—Markus Hallgrimson, Mont. St. Billings, 2000 (160
    in 26)
    4.7—Antonio Harris, LeMoyne-Owen, 1998-99 (245 in 52)
    10—Duane Huddleston, Missouri S&T vs. Truman, Jan.
    23, 1988
    18—Dan Drews, Le Moyne (during 11 games, Dec. 11,
    1993, to Feb. 2, 1994)

  6. Thanks for doing the research. I suppose I should have said "Not many GU players HAVE HELD that lofty a position in the NCAA record book."

    Only 9 three's less than the record is still a lot of three's.

    1. I always thought 3 should be retired for Moyer. The fact that no one wore #3 for a while after Moyer, until Lindsey came to Gannon, made me think that maybe they were going to. Him and Nesmith both.

  7. From Akron yet he wears a Steelers hat. Must be a scholar.

  8. Gannon Hoops follower JRD sent me this note from EuroBasket, and a source close to the situation confirmed for me that Kyle Goldcamp will head to Vladivostok, Russia and play for Spartak Primorie in the Russian PBL. Not sure what this means for his Erie Bayhawks future, but I'm thinking he couldn't do both.

    Spartak-Primorie bolstered their frontcourt. They added Kyle Goldcamp (208-F-86, college: Gannon) to the squad. Spartak-Primorie will become the first overseas team for the forward. Kyle Goldcamp spent the last three seasons in D-League. He played for the Erie Bay Hawks. Last season Kyle Goldcamp notched 13.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 block per game in D-League. He participated at NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas in July. The forward posted 2.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game for the New York Knicks. Kyle Goldcamp gradyated from Gannon in 2009. He was named into NABC NCAA D2 All-America Atlantic District 2nd Team.

  9. Anyone notice the full BK roster is up on
    the GU site.

  10. CJ Oldham - Captain at Akron and 6'5"
    - not much of stat stuffer...
    Now at GU?
    One can only ask why?
    What did he do to grow three inches in the last year?

  11. So do we have thoughts on who will be redshirting? 14 players so I'm assuming at least 1 (probably 2) will be.

    Nice to see another local freshman make it on the squad; Bailey was a solid player at NE. Maybe Oldham and Bailey RS for this season?

  12. Cj Was already red shirted in 2009-2010

    1. good point, I read that and totally forgot! haha maybe one of the other JR transfers then