Tommy Brenton

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Tommy Brenton
No. 24 – Link Tochigi Brex
Position Power forward
League Japan Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1989-05-02) May 2, 1989 (age 25)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school River Hill (Clarksville, Maryland)
Hargrave Mil. Acad. (Chatham, Virginia)
College Stony Brook (2008–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Pro career 2013–present
Career history
2013–present Link Tochigi Brex (Japan)
Career highlights and awards

Thomas "Tommy" Brenton (born May 2, 1989) is an American basketball player. He is a 6'5" power forward who was named the 2013 Lefty Driesell Award winner, denoting him the CollegeInsider.com national defensive player of the year. He was also named the 2012–13 America East Conference Player of the Year, becoming just the second player from Stony Brook University to be honored as such. In July 2013 he signed his first professional contract with Link Tochigi Brex in the Japan Basketball League.

Early life[edit]

Brenton is a native of Columbia, Maryland.[1] He attended River Hill High School in Clarksville, Maryland before going to Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia for one postgraduate prep year.[1] In Brenton's senior year at River Hill, he averaged 20.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game while leading them to the Class AAA state championship.[1] He was named the Howard County Player of the Year.[2] In his lone season at Hargrave, the school went 29–0 and won the Prep School National Championship Tournament as a top-five ranked team in the country.[1]

College career[edit]

In Brenton's four-year career playing for the Stony Brook Seawolves between 2008–09 and 2012–13 (he sat out in 2009–10 with an injury), he played in 127 games scored 971 points and grabbed 1,114 rebounds.[3] He was part of two America East Conference-winning teams in 2011–12 and 2012–13 (three, technically, if one counts his injured season in 2009–10). As a senior, Brenton became just the second Stony Brook player to earn Associated Press (AP) Honorable Mention All-America honors in their NCAA Division I era.[4] That season, he led the team in rebounds (279), assists (158), steals (54), and free throws made (100).[4] Brenton was named the conference's player of the year, its defensive player of the year for the second consecutive season, a first team all-conference selection for the second consecutive season, and CollegeInsider.com named him their national defensive player of the year with the Lefty Driesell Award.[4][5] He guided Stony Brook to the program's first-ever NCAA postseason tournament victory in 2012–13 with a 71–58 win over UMass in the first round of the 2013 National Invitation Tournament.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Brenton was not selected in the 2013 NBA Draft. In July 2013, he signed with Link Tochigi Brex in the Japan Basketball League.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Tommy Brenton bio". Stony Brook University. 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ Bracken, Matt (September 13, 2012). "Sweet 16: Tommy Brenton, Stony Brook". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tommy Brenton stats". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. March 30, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Brenton picks up another pair of honors". Stony Brook University. April 2, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ Logan, Greg (April 5, 2013). "Stony Brook's Tommy Brenton named national defensive player of the year". Long Island Newsday. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ "River Hill grad Tommy Brenton signs pro basketball contract in Japan". The Baltimore Sun. July 17, 2013. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 

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