Brandan Kearney

G • 6-6 / 198 cms • 175 lbs / 79 kgs
Detroit Southeastern H.S. '11
Detroit, Michigan

USA Basketball
• Member of the 2010 USA Youth Olympic Games Team that finished with a 5-2 record and in fourth place at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
• Averaged 4.4 ppg., 1.8 rpg., and 1.4 apg. in 11.2 mpg. to help the USA to a 5-0 record and gold medal in the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship June 17-21 in Mendoza, Argentina.
• Named to the 2009-10 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on May 28, 2009.

• Is verbally committed to play for and attend Michigan State.

• Named to the 2010 Michigan Class A All-State fourth team.
• Earned 2009 Michigan Class A Sophomore All-State, all-city and all-metro honors.
• A 2008 all-city and all-metro honorable mention.
• Earned co-MVP honors in the Class of 2007 8th Grade All-Star Game.

High School
• Attends Detroit Southeastern, where he helped lead his team as a junior in 2010 to a berth in the Michigan Class A regional semifinals.
• As a sophomore, helped his team to a 21-4 record as it advanced to the 2009 Detroit Public League City championship game; averaged 12.5 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and 6.0 apg.
• In the 2009 Michigan Class A playoffs, Southeastern captured the district title to advance to the regionals.
• As a freshman in 2007-08, averaged 10.0 ppg., 3.4 rpg. and 3.5 apg. as Southeastern went 14-9.
• Compiled 625 points, 300 rebounds, 200 assists, 49 steals and 27 blocked shots during his two-year prep career.
• Recorded single-game career highs of 24 points versus Dearborn Robichard, 19 points versus Detroit Henry Ford and 10 assists versus Detroit Osborn.
• Plays in the summer for Team Detroit AAU.
• Competed for the Michigan Mustangs in 2007-08 and captured the state title.

• Born March 1, 1993, in Southfield, Mich.
• Son of Lea Hall-Kearney and Derrick Kearney, has one brother, Justin Kearney (13), and one sister, Tiana Hall (25).
• A member of his school’s honor roll.
• Hails from an athletic family. Father played basketball at Louisiana Tech with eventual two-time Olympic gold medalist Karl Malone; cousin of Stan Edwards, a former running back with the Houston Oilers and Detroit Lions; cousin of Braylon Edwards, a NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver with the New York Jets.
• Has post-basketball ambitions of going into sports or business management.

The Scoop
• This right-hander wears No. 33 because: that was his dad’s high school number.
• Favorite sports other than basketball: football and baseball.
• Favorite foods: french fries and collard greens.
• Favorite magazines: SLAM Magazine, XXL and Sports Illustrated.
• Favorite personal memento: a LeBron James bobblehead doll.
• Favorite basketball player of all-time: LeBron James.
• Favorite team: Cleveland Cavaliers.
• Favorite non-basketball Olympian: Michael Johnson.
• Strangest place ever played hoops: on grass.
• Best player ever faced: fellow USA Developmental Team member Anthony Wroten.
• I want to play one-on-one against: Kobe Bryant.
• Always at my bedside is: my cell phone.
• Always in my fridge: juice or something to drink.
• One piece of clothing I can’t live without: gym shoes.
• Most interesting place ever visited: Arlington Cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
• Away from basketball I enjoy: talking to girls.
• Can’t live without: my family.

USA Basketball Statistics
2009 U16 5/0 7-16 .438 4-11 .364 4-6 .667 9/1.8 22/4.4 7 0 2

2009 U16 - 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, Mendoza, Argentina (the USA finished 5-0 to win the gold medal).