The Trinity Baptist College Eagles men’s basketball program has added more depth from the state of Florida. Coach John D. Jones has announced the signing of high school award-winning basketball player Chance Brandon to the active roster.
Chance Brandon — Port St. Lucie, FL
Chance played varsity basketball as a junior and senior for the Morningside Academy Eagles under head coach Randy Stone. He is the son of Mr. James and Mrs. Dyan Brandon.
As a junior, Chance earned the Morningside Eagles’ 2015-2016 Offensive Player of the Year, and he followed that spectacular season with the 2016-2017 Outstanding Performer award as a senior. He averaged 16.4 points, 4 assists, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game during his varsity tenure.
Chance selected Trinity because he saw it as “the perfect fit.” He explained: “Everyone was just so real. Miss Leah [Brasher] was down to earth; she answered every question and told me how much she enjoyed being there.” Chance added that Trinity’s proximity to his home town helped in the decision. “I won’t lie,” he continued; “I love basketball, but God led me here. I look forward to setting an example in sportsmanship and learning more about my Spiritual being — and getting a degree so I can help others.”
After college, Chance plans to become a personal trainer or work as a physical trainer at a hospital — “and still have time to coach.”
Chance’s favorite Bible passage is Psalm 46, which begins, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” He chooses this psalm for its message of strength. He explained: “Sometimes, we need to be still and know God has this [situation]. I am honored to be here at a Christian college. Being young sometimes is hard. Being surrounded with those who love God and try to walk the right path makes tough decisions a little easier. I am also honored to be able to play the sport I love.”
We at Trinity are honored to have Chance join our community and become an Eagle of new sorts both on and off the court.