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Basketball Player Previews: Brandon Brekke

August 11, 2011

Season Overview: Brekke, a 6’6″ winger originally from Cavalier, played just under 40% of the minutes as a Freshman. The Sioux didn’t have much competition for his services as his father was a star for the Sioux and his uncle played for them as well.

What he does well: Brekke is a good shooter. Though he didn’t attempt a three all year he shot 61% from two. In limited minutes he was the teams most efficient offensive rebounder, snagging 11.2% of the team’s misses. He was near the top in defensive rebounding as well (16.7%).

What he doesn’t do well: Brekke almost has the unfortunate distinction of being a player who shoots better from the field than the line. His 62.9% from the line absolutely needs to be improved upon, especially if he is going to go an entire season without taking a three. He had a pretty embarrassing 21.5% turnover rate. Understandable for a player carrying a huge offensive load, but not for a role player.

Season outlook: Hopefully Brekke will work on his free throw shooting and be able to pick up some cheap points that way. If his ability to rebound in limited minutes is the real deal the Sioux should consider playing him somewhere around 25 minutes per game and, rather than having him run back like everyone else, let him try to snag some offensive rebounds.

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  1. August 11, 2011 5:26 am

    With the rest of the freshmen being guards and not a lot of frontcourt depth in the program (especially younger), Sioux need Brekke to become a consistent performer. He is key to their success over the next 3 years. His first year was certainly promising, hopefully he sees the floor a bit more this year.

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