January 24, 1992 |
Brandon Jessie's status is "very iffy" for Edison's Sunset League basketball game tonight against Huntington Beach, Charger Coach Jon Borchert said Thursday. Jessie, a Times' all-county player who is averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds, has been sidelined since severely spraining his left ankle in the first 30 seconds of the Chargers' 62-48 victory over Santa Ana Saturday night.
March 5, 1997 |
Brandon Jessie, a former all-conference basketball player at Utah and two-sport Orange County prep standout, said Tuesday the New York Giants have offered him a free-agent football contract. "I feel real good about this," Jessie said. "I'm trying to get my foot back in the door [in athletics] and I think this is the chance I need. I need to talk to my dad before doing anything, but I think I will [sign]."
December 28, 1994 |
If it wasn't already, the word is definitely out on how to defend Cal State Fullerton center Winston Peterson. Utah's strategy of double teaming the Titans' leading scorer worked perfectly, as Utah's basketball team cruised to an 84-63 non-conference victory Tuesday night. In the last three games, the 6-foot-6 center has not scored more than 17 points after scoring at least 23 points in the previous four contests.
August 27, 1991 |
Brandon Jessie, perhaps the premier prep athlete in Orange County, did not report on Monday to opening day of football practice at Edison High School and will not play this season, according to Charger Coach Dave White. "He wanted to concentrate on basketball, and I respect his decision," White said. "He's a great kid. We talk all the time, so there's no hard feelings.
November 29, 1995 |
The NCAA eligibility committee Tuesday upheld a seven-game suspension of basketball player Brandon Jessie, ending the University of Utah's effort to reduce the penalty for his involvement with a sports agent. "I'm disappointed, but that's their decision, so I guess I just have to deal with it," said Jessie, who will be eligible Dec. 21 when Utah plays at Wake Forest. "I think it is unfair, but I guess the NCAA looks at things differently than student-athletes do."
July 14, 1997 |
Getting between a football and 11 angry men wasn't his first career choice. And the last thing Brandon Jessie planned on was hitting people for a living. But an opportunity with the NBA wasn't knocking for the former University of Utah swingman and Orange County prep standout, so Jessie tried another door. Football is now Jessie's field and the NFL is his workplace.