Transfer transforms Huffman, who is off to strong start at JSU

December 3, 2020

Brandon Huffman

A change of scenery has done wonders for Brandon Huffman of Anchorage.

A transfer to a new school has transformed the 6-foot-10 center, who has almost done more in his first four games with Jacksonville State than he did in three seasons at North Carolina.

Twice in the last week the senior has recorded career highs – first grabbing nine rebounds against Florida Atlantic and three days later scoring 14 points against Mobile.

Huffman sank 5-of-9 shots to reach double figures for the first time in 74 career games. His previous career high was nine points as a freshman in 2017.

Huffman, of West High fame, left Alaska in 2015 after helping the Eagles win the Class 4A state title.

He went to Word of God Christian Academy in North Carolina and then signed with the Tar Heels.

North Carolina is a national powerhouse and regularly lands five-star recruits, making playing time hard to come by for Huffman.

He played 52 minutes over 14 games last season as a junior. By comparison, he’s played 52 minutes in four games this year.