The Texas A&M men’s basketball program has announced the signing of Chipola College standout Brandon Mahan who will join the Aggies for the upcoming 2018-19 season.
“I'm excited to add Brandon to our program,” Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy said. “He's an outstanding shooter who can also score off the dribble. He made 88 3-pointers in one of the best junior college leagues in the country. His size and athleticism make him a great fit for the SEC. He's got great upside and comes to Texas A&M with three years of eligibility.”
A 6-foot-5 guard, Mahan originally hails from Birmingham, Ala., where he attended Central Park Christian School before attending Chipola College in Marianna, Fla., where he played last season. During his lone campaign on the court at Chipola, Mahan helped lead the Indians to a 22-8 record and an appearance in the NJCAA Region 8 State Championship Final.
Mahan averaged 14.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game for Chipola while shooting 50.9 percent from the field and 50.3 percent from beyond 3-point range. Additionally, Mahan shot 79.7 percent from the free throw line while compiling 30 assists, 37 steals and nine blocks.
He is among the top performers listed on the Watch List for 2019 JUCO Guards according to JUCOrecruiting.com but is eligible to compete next season.
Mahan chose Texas A&M over Auburn and Ole Miss among others and becomes the second highly-regarded junior college player signed by Texas A&M this spring, joining NJCAA All-American Wendell Mitchell of Trinity Valley Community College.