Brandon

Sampson

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Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 184lbs.
Class: Junior
City/State: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: Madison Prep
Major: Sport Administration
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

JUNIOR SEASON (2017-18)
Finished the year averaging 7.7 points per game and 2.3 rebounds, fifth on the team … Averaged 18.9 minutes per game in 27 games with nine starts … Through three seasons played in 85 games with 40 starts … After strong start in first three games, 10 pts-5 rebs vs. Alcorn State; 20 pts-8 rebs-7 assts. vs. Samford; and 10 pts-2 rebs in win versus Michigan at Maui, Sampson suffered a badly sprained ankle in the first minute of the Maui semifinal against Notre Dame and would miss six games … Nine total games in double figures, 31 for his first three seasons … Equaled career high in rebounds (8) and set career high in assists (7) in the Samford game in November … Best games after returning from the ankle sprain cam against UL-Lafayette in the first round of the NIT when he scored 18 points (5-9 FG, 1 3FG, 7-9 FT)(3/14) and 17 points against Georgia (1/16) and at Florida (2/7) … Made 70-of-147 FG (47.6%), 28-of-80 3FG (35%) and 40-of-57 FT (70.2%) … Made 85 three-pointers in his first three seasons.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016-17)
Averaged 11.6 points per game, improving his freshman scoring average of 7.6 points … Made 121-of-255 field goals (47.5%), 39 treys and 78-of-100 FT (78%) … Also averaged 3.1 rebounds a game and averaged 27.5 minutes per game, starting 26 of 31 games … 19 games in double figures, 22 in two years … 31 starts in 58 career games … Four games of 20 or more during the year topped by 24 point games in wins versus Old Dominion in the Battle 4 Atlantis (11/24) and Tennessee (3/1) … Was 7-of-10 from the field with a trey and 9-of-9 from the foul line in the ODU win and 6-10, 1 trey and 11-of-12 from the charity stripe against UT … Also had 21 points against Texas A&M (2/4) (9-9 at free throw line) and 20 vs. Charleston (12/19) … Hit four treys against Vandy (12/29) … Shot 50 percent or better from the field in eight of the final 11 games … Had six assists at Georgia (2/25) … 57 made treys in two years.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015-16)
Made five starts and appeared in 27 games, averaging 13.2 minutes per contest … Posted 4.0 points and 1.2 rebounds per game during his first season … Had his best game of the early season in the opener against McNeese (11/13) with 18 points and four three-pointers … Started the first four games of the year … Came off of the bench against NC State in the Legends Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y. and scored 18 points … Returned to action against Vanderbilt (1/2) after suffering a leg injury in practice prior to the Wake Forest (12/29) contest … Went 3-of-5 from the field and 1-of-2 from the three-point line and had 8 points for the Tigers in their win over Missouri (3/1), his most since Oral Roberts (12/19) where he scored eight.

AUSTRALIA TOUR (August 2015)
Started two of the five games but was one of five players to average 25 minutes or more in the five games (125 minutes, 25.0 average) ... Also one of five players to average in double figures on the tour with 11.8 points per game with a 3.4 rebounds per game average ... Showed his ability from the FIBA three-point arc, hitting 12-of-26 field goals (46.2 percent) while making 22-of-45 overall from the field (48.9 percent) ... Three games in double figures -- 14 vs. Sydney Kings, 15 in the win over Melbourne United (3 assists) and 13 in the second Melbourne contest.

PRIOR TO LSU
Mr. Basketball in the state of Louisiana as chosen by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (2015) … NOLA.com All-Baton Rouge Area Small School Player of the Year … LSWA Class 1A MVP … Joins former LSU player Jarell Martin as Mr. Basketball’s from Madison Prep … Two paired together in 2013 when Chargers won the Class B state championship … Team moved up to Class A and finished as runner-up his junior season (2014), averaging 24.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game … In 2015, team won the Class A state championship with a 35-1 rebound and Sampson posted numbers of 15.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game … Jeff Jones was his high school coach at Madison Prep … Sampson played the 1, 2 and 3 positions … Sampson was named the all-tournament team at the state championship event, scoring 19 points on 7-of-9 field goal shooting in the finals after a 26-point effort in the semifinals … Also played in the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic … The four-star recruit was listed at No. 39 in the ESPNU Top 100 and No. 41 by Rivals.

PERSONAL
Born on May 1, 1997 … Right handed … Nickname is “BSamp” … On choosing LSU, Sampson said, “being a part of a team with so much potential and the feeling of being in my (home) city” … Parents are Maude Sampson and Brian Landry … Two brothers – Kristopher Sampson and Dino Saunders … “Sleep” is what he likes to do to relax … Pizza and wings is the choice for favorite food and ice cream the best dessert … Favorite pro basketball player is LeBron James and favorite team his Cleveland Cavaliers … Major is sport administration.

Top Career Performances
Points: 24, twice
Rebounds: 8, twice
Field Goals Made: 8, twice
3 PT FG Game: 4, five times
Free Throws Made: 11, vs. Tennessee (3/1/17)
Assists: 7, vs. Samford (11/16/17)
Blocks: 3, three times
Steals: 3, three times
Minutes Played: 37, at Georgia (2/25/17)

Top Career Scoring Games
1. 24 vs. Tennessee (3/1/17)
1. 24 vs. Old Dominion (11/24/16)
3. 21 vs. Texas A&M (2/4/17)
4. 20 vs. Samford (11/16/17)
4. 20 vs. Charleston (12/19/16)
6. 18 vs. UL-Lafayette (3/14/18)
6. 18 vs. NC State (11/24/15)
6. 18 vs. McNeese State (11/13/15)
9. 17 at Florida (2/7/18)
9. 17 vs. Georgia (1/16/18)
9. 17 at Kentucky (2/7/17)

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