|City/State:||Gun Barrel City, Texas|
|High School:||Eustace HS|
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2012; opted to transfer from LSU after the '12 season.
Earned 2011 Class 2A all-state recognition after recording a 7-1 record with 132 strikeouts; also batted .500 with 10 homers and 44 RBI ... voted 2011 District MVP and was named the top pitcher in the district in 2010 ... fired back-to-back no-hitters during the 2011 season ... posted a 7-3 mark on the mound in 2010, working 68 innings with a 1.86 ERA and 112 strikeouts ... earned 25 wins over his four-year high school career with a 1.50 ERA and 402 strikeouts in 238 innings ... an Honor Roll student who recorded perfect attendance in all four years of high school ... also played quarterback, wide receiver and safety for the Eustace High football team; was a shooting guard for the basketball team, a sprinter and discus thrower on the track team, and he played golf for one season.
Full name is Braden Andrew Strickland ... parents are Kevin and Sharon Strickland ... has one older brother, Brandon, and one younger sister, Bethany ... says he chose to attend LSU because of the "academic programs that fit my educational plans and the record of a winning baseball program" ... majoring in sports administration at LSU ... born December 10, 1992.