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Brandon , Terrell
Terrell Brandon was born May 20, 1970 in Portland, Oregon where he attended Grant High School. While at Grant High School he was an outstanding basketball and track athlete. He led Grant High School to the Portland Interscholastic League basketball and track titles in 1988, and the state high school titles as well. In 1987, he was All-PIL, 2nd Team All-State Tournament, and in 1988 he was first team All-PIL and first team All-State Tournament. Also in 1988, he led Grant's track team to the state championship while winning the triple jump title with a leap of 47 ft. 2 1/4 in. He also ran the first leg on the 4 x 100 meter relay team, and along with teammates Michael Hall, Marcel Brame, and Bill Shephard set the all-time state high school record of 41.42 seconds (a). After high school he attended the University of Oregon where he attained national stardom as a basketball player. He twice won team MVP honors, and was awarded first team All-PAC-10 honors while leading the league in scoring and steals. He finished his college career in 1991 with the 3rd highest scoring average in league history. He entered the 1991 NBA draft after his junior season ,and was selected in the first round number 11 overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Brandon played 11 seasons and retired March 9, 2004 after sustaining numerous injuries that cut his career short. During his NBA career he played for Celveland, Milwaukee and Minnesota compiling a career 13.8 points per game, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals. He was an All-Rookie selection in 1992, and an Eastern Conference All-Star in 1996 and 1997. Sports Illustrated once ranked him as the best point guard in the NBA.