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Male Athlete of the Week
Brandon Clyde--DREW
by Maurice Dixon
mdixon@neighbornewspapers.com
January 29, 2013 10:46 AM | 1823 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Katherine Frye.MAOW Brandon Clyde
Staff / Katherine Frye.MAOW Brandon Clyde
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Just like Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook, Drew senior Brandon Clyde likes to turn opponents’ bad passes into memorable finishes on the other end.

According to Clyde, this happened during a 68-52 victory in which he had nearly a double-double in assists and steals against Mundy’s Mill on Jan. 19

“After I made a steal, I woke the crowd up with an amazing dunk,” said the 6-foot Clyde.

“He’s a good defender,” Drew boys’ coach Jarrod Davis said. “He’s got some spring in his legs. He gets off the floor quick.”

Unlike the explosive Westbrook though, Clyde doesn’t get as many chances to execute a one-handed windmill dunk or emphatic throwdown.

“Most of the time I just want to finish with two hands because the game is close,” he said.

Davis mentioned how his experienced combo guard has become a better leader this season and Clyde said he is not as overzealous on the defensive end.

“I’m not gambling as much,” he said. “I usually always want to make a steal and dunk, but I learned to sit back a little bit and let it come to me.”

Clyde wants to play in college and has an interest in electrical engineering.
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