Brandon

Rachal

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Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 215lbs.
Class: Freshman
City/State: Natchitoches, La.
High School: Natchitoches-Central HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

FRESHMAN SEASON (2017-18)
Had the second most playing time of any freshman this past season, appearing in 27 games, averaging 4.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 15.9 minutes a game … Two games in double figures – 10 points vs. Samford (11/16) and 10 points vs. Miss. State in the SEC Tournament (3/8) … was 4-of-7 from the field in the Samford game, 5-of-7 from the field against Mississippi State … Best of 13 rebounds to go with seven points at South Carolina (2/28) … Had a combined 11 steals in the final three games he played in (at South Carolina, and the back-to-back games against Mississippi State that closed the season and in SEC Tournament … 48-of-90 from the field (53.3%) … Three assists twice versus Samford and Michigan in Maui (11/20) ... Elected to transfer from LSU following his freshman season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Helped Natchitoches-Central to three Class 5A state championship games, with wins in 2014 and 2016 under Coach Micah Coleman … Multiple first team All-District honors along with multiple first team All-Louisiana honors … Has been named a District MVP and State MVP during his high school days, also Cenla POY … Signed with LSU in November 2016 … Four-star recruit by all the major recruiting services … Averaged 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals in 2015-16 as Rachal was named the state championships MVP … He had 24 points and 11 rebounds in the state championship win … Averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists in 2016-17 ... Also played three years of football (wide receiver) for Coach Brandon Helms at Natchitoches-Central. 

PERSONAL
Born in Natchitoches, Louisiana, on Sept. 30, 1999 … Right handed … Parents are Marvin Rachal and Shaneka Turner … Five brothers and six sisters ... Major at LSU is sports administration …. Favorite food is "any kind of fried chicken" and favorite desserts are Little Debbie snack cakes … Favorite basketball player was Kobe Bryant and his favorite NBA team is the LA Lakers … Favorite athlete outside NBA is NFL wide receiver Julio Jones. 

Top Career Performances
Points: 10, twice
Rebounds: 13, at South Carolina (2/28/17)
Field Goals Made: 5, vs. Miss. State (SECT) (3/8/18)
3 PT FG Game: 1, vs. UNCW (12/10/17)
Free Throws Made: 4, at Vandy (1/10/18)
Assists: 3, twice
Blocks: 1, four times
Steals: 4, twice
Minutes Played: 32, vs. Miss. State (SECT), 3/8/18

Top Career Scoring Games
1. 10, vs. Miss. State (SECT), 3/8/18
1. 10, vs. Samford, 11/16/17
3. 8, at Vandy, 1/10/18
4. 7, at South Carolina, 2/28/18
4. 7, at UGA, 2/24/18
4. 7, vs. SFA, 12/16/17
4. 7, vs. UNCW, 12/10/17
4. 7, vs. UTM, 11/29/17
4. 7, vs. Michigan, 11/20/17
10. 6, four times

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