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Greensboro, N.C.
high school
Wesleyan Christian


One of the most versatile players in the history of the Florida State program who started a school-record 122 games during his career…graduated from Florida State with a degree in sociology on August 6, 2016… his size, strength, athleticism and ability to play a number of different positions on the same possession made him a most valuable player during his four-year varsity letter winning career at Florida State…played on three postseason tournament teams and ranks among Florida State’s all-time top-25 in four different categories: He is Florida State’s all-time leader with 122 career games started, he finished his career ranked fourth in school history with 135 career games played, he finished his career ranked 16th in school history with 409 career free throws attempted and finished his career ranked 22nd in school history with 252 career free throws made…played in 135 of 137 games during his career…the only player in school history to start 120 or more games as a Seminole…pulled down 518 career rebounds – a total that ranks at the 31st highest rebounding in school history…his desire to be a team player was illustrated early on during his freshman season as he started 22 games at the point guard position, saw his playing time decrease, continued to work hard in practice and was rewarded with increased playing time late in the season…spent his freshman season as Florida State’s primary point guard, was a standout during his sophomore and junior seasons as Florida State’s wing guard and played a forward spot with his feet in the paint as a senior…a very long player for his size with long arms who has the ability to cover a tremendous amount of the court with very little effort…his ability to get into passing lanes to deflect passes and earn steals on the defensive end of the court is one of his greatest assets…his size (6-8) and diverse abilities creates match-up problems in the Seminoles favor on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court… tied Florida State’s individual record for free throw shooting perfection in an ACC game as he was a perfect seven of seven from the free throw line (1.000 percent) against Maryland during his sophomore season (Feb. 8, 2014)…became just the 18th player in school history to be perfect on at least seven free throws in an ACC game…only the fifth player in school history to make a perfect seven of seven free throws on the road in an ACC game……a member of the 2015-16 Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) at Florida State…presented with the Unsung Hero Award at Florida State’s 2014 Basketball Banquet by the Seminole coaching staff…earned three awards at the Seminoles’ 2015 Honors Banquet – the award as the Seminoles’ Most Improved Student Athlete, the Dave Cowens Chairman of the Boards Award as Florida State’s top rebounder and the Unsung Hero Award for the second consecutive season…presented with one award at Florida State’s 2016 Honors Banquet – an award presented by the coaching staff for establishing the school record for career starts by a Florida State basketball player…

AS A SENIOR (2016):

Averaged 3.2 points (11th on the team), 3.1 rebounds (sixth), 0.9 assists (sixth) and 0.6 steals (seventh) while starting 31 of 33 games as a senior member of the Seminoles’ basketball team…scored in double figures once as a senior on an especially important night for the senior – at Wake Forest – in the final homecoming game of his Seminole career (Feb. 6)…his 13 points helped the Seminoles to a 91-71 win at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Feb. 6)…scored 106 points as a senior which brought his career total to 899 points…totaled seven or more points in five games as a senior – 13 against Wake Forest, eight in the Seminoles’ victory over Jacksonville (Nov. 17), seven against Hofstra in the first round of the Paradise Jam (Nov. 20), seven in the Seminoles’ win at Florida (Dec. 29) and seven in Florida State’s victory at home against NC State (Feb. 1)…pulled down 101 rebounds to mark the third consecutive season he recorded at least 100 rebounds in a single season…finished his career with 518 rebounds the 31st highest rebounding total in school history…his senior season high of eight rebounds came at Iowa in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge (Dec. 2) and seven rebounds came against Hofstra in the first round of the Paradise Jam and at Virginia Tech (Feb. 20)…was the Seminoles’ leading rebounder in the Florida State’s game against Hofstra…finished his career with 32 assists as a senior and 196 for his career…played in 18 ACC games for the Seminoles to bring his career total to 71…he played in all but one conference game during his four-year career as a Seminole…totaled eight points and seven rebounds in Florida State’s first round game of the Paradise Jam at the University of the Virginia Islands…seven points and four rebounds in the Seminoles’ win over DePaul in the second round of the Paradise Jam…

AS A JUNIOR (2015): 

Averaged a career-high 11.8 points (second on the team), a career-high 5.5 rebounds (first), a career-high 1.9 assists (third) and a career-high 1.1 steals (first) while shooting a career-high .541 from the field and a career-high .672 from the free throw line…was the only Seminole who started all 33 games during the 2014-15 season marking the second consecutive season he had started every game…established career-highs for minutes played (1,142), minutes played per game (34.6), field goals made (133), field goals attempted (246), free throws made (117), free throws attempted (174), free throw percentage (.672), defensive rebounds (134), total rebounds (183), rebounds per game (5.5), assists (63), steals (36), points scored (388) and points scored per game (11.8 ppg)…the Seminoles’ leader who led the team in eight different statistical categories and who was the glue who held the Seminoles together throughout the season…accepted a leadership role early in the season and led by example as he enjoyed the best statistical season of his career…enjoyed his best season in the scoring column as he totaled 388 points (he scored a total of 405 points in his first two seasons) and averaged 11.8 points scored per game…he doubled his scoring average as a junior (11.8 ppg) after averaging a combined 5.9 ppg as a freshman and sophomore…nearly tripled his scoring average in ACC play as he scored his career-high of 192 points and averaged 10.7 points per game…he totaled 15 points and averaged 4.4 points per game in ACC play during his freshman and sophomore seasons combined…scored in double figures a career-high 19 times including his single-game career-high point total of 24 against North Florida (Dec. 17) after scoring in double figures 14 times during his freshman and sophomore seasons combined…his single game career-high for points during his first two seasons was 18 against North Carolina on February 17, 2014 – he tied or surpassed that total four times as a junior…in addition to his 24 points against North Florida, he scored 23 in the Seminoles’ victory over UCF (Dec. 6), 20 against NC State (Jan. 17) and totaled 18 in the Seminoles’ win over Miami (Feb. 1) in Tallahassee…second on the team with three 20-point scoring games – 24 vs. North Florida, 23 vs. UCF and 20 vs. NC State…Florida State’s leading scorer in nine different games: 24 vs. North Florida, 23 vs. UCF, 20 vs. NC State, 18 vs. Miami, 17 vs. Stetson, 17 vs. Florida, 16 at Virginia Tech, 14 at Notre Dame and 13 vs. Louisville…best three-game scoring outburst of his career and his junior season came against UCF (23 points), Notre Dame (14 Points) and North Florida (career-high 24 points) for a 20.3 points per game scoring average over a seven-day span of games…scored 19 points on six of eight shooting from the field (.750) in Florida State’s victory over The Citadel (Nov. 25)…first career 20 point scoring game in ACC play came with 20 points against NC State at home (Jan. 17)…scored in double figures in 10 of 15 non-conference games to average 13.1 points scored per game outside of the regular season 18-game league schedule…scored in double figures in nine of Florida State’s 18 ACC regular season games and averaged 10.7 points scored per game in conference play…as Florida State’s leading rebounder with 183 total rebounds and a career-high 5.5 rebounds per game margin he led Florida State in rebounds 15 times – nearly twice as many times as Phil Cofer who led the Seminoles in rebounding eight times…his season high of nine rebounds came three times: against UMass in the fourth round of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Classic (Dec. 23), against NC State in Tallahassee (Jan. 17) and in Florida State’s home win against Boston College (Feb. 18)…finished third among his Seminole teammates with a single-season career high 63 assists and a career-high 1.9 assists per game average…increased his per game average for assists despite playing the point guard position less than 20 percent of the time he was on the court…his career-high of eight assists came in Florida State’s victory over NCAA Tournament participant North Florida as he scored his career-high of 24 points and earned his career-high of eight assists – he directly accounted for 41 of Florida State’s 93 points in its 93-77 win over the Ospreys…in establishing a personal-high for minutes played with 1,142 he played at least 30 minutes in 30 of 33 games, at least 35 minutes in 22 of 33 games and at least 37 minutes in 13 of 33 games…his career-high of 39 minutes played came in the Seminoles’ double overtime victory over Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Jan. 28)…in the victory over the Deacons he played all 10 minutes in both of the overtime periods as Florida State outlasted Wake Forest for the victory…his 1,142 minutes played were the ninth most of any ACC player during the 2014-15 season…his ACC season-high of four assists came in four different games – at Syracuse (Jan. 11), at home against Wake Forest (Jan. 28), at home against Boston College (Feb. 18) and at home against Pitt (March 7) on the final day of the regular season …multiple assists came seven times as a junior…in shooting a career-high .541 from the field he made his first 12 field goal attempts of the season (four of four against Manhattan and eight of eight against Northeastern) and 17 of his first 20 shots (.850 percent) in the first three games…he averaged 13.7 points in those three games against Manhattan, Northeastern and Providence…was a perfect seven of seven from the field in scoring 18 points in the Seminoles’ victory over Miami in Tallahassee…career-high of 10 field goals made came in scoring 23 points against UCF…earned a team-high and career-high 36 steals and a team high 1.1 steals per game average…his career high of three steals came against three teams — in wins over The Citadel (Nov. 25), USF (Dec. 20) and Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 1)…his three steals in Florida State’s victory over Miami ranks as his ACC career-high for steals…multiple steals came in 10 of 33 games…


Averaged 7.7 points (fifth on the team), 4.9 rebounds (second), 1.5 assists (fourth) a career-high 0.9 steals (third) while starting all 36 games for the Seminoles as a sophomore…was the only player to start all 36 games for the Seminoles and one of only 23 players in the ACC who started each of his team’s game during the 2014 season…established single season career-highs for games played (36), games started (36), 3-point field goals attempted (36), and offensive rebounds (54)…started 35 of 36 games at the shooting guard position and one game at the point guard position…was the Seminoles starter at the point guard position against Miami in the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Feb. 10)…played at least 18 minutes in each game and totaled a career-high tying 37 minutes played against Minnesota in the semifinals of the NIT in a game played at Madison Square Garden (April 1)…Florida State’s second leading rebounder from the guard position with 175 rebounds and a 4.9 rebounds per game average…led the Seminoles rebounding from the guard position an amazing 11 times including in victories over two ranked teams (No. 10 VCU and No. 20 UMass), against No. 13 Florida and in five ACC games (victories over Maryland, Miami, Pitt and Georgia Tech and against Clemson)…ranked second on the team behind only Okaro White who led the team in rebounding 18 times…first career double figure rebounding game (Nov. 21, 11 rebounds) came in Florida State’s exciting victory over VCU and his first double figure rebounding game in ACC play came in Florida State’s victory over Georgia Tech (March 2, 12 rebounds)…his 11 rebounds against VCU helped him earn the first double double of his career with 14 points and 11 rebounds in the victory over the Rams in the first round of the 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off…back to back games of 12 rebounds against Pitt (Feb. 23) and Georgia Tech (March 2) with his career high of 10 defensive rebounds in both games…scored his season-high of 18 points on six of eight shooting from the field and six of eight shooting from the free throw line against North Carolina (Feb. 17) at home in the Donald L. Tucker Center…scored in double figures in 11 games including in four ACC games and against Louisiana Tech in the quarterfinals of the NIT (March 26)…opened the season with a 15-point performance in the Seminoles’ season-opening victory over Jacksonville (Nov. 8)…Florida State’s second leading scorer in the Puerto-Rico Tip Off with a 12.7 points per game average…scored 14 points in Florida State’s win over No. 10 VCU (Nov. 21), totaled 14 against No. 13 Michigan (Nov. 22) and scored 10 in the Seminoles’ win over Northeastern in the third place game of the event (Nov. 24)…was the only Seminole to score in double figures in each of the Seminoles’ three games in the prestigious Puerto Rico Tip-Off…back-to-back games of 14 points in victories over Jacksonville State (Dec. 8) and Charlotte (Dec. 17)…one of four Seminoles to make at least 80 free throws and one of only four Seminoles to attempt at least 100 free throws during the 2013-14 season…his season-high of seven free throws came in the Seminoles’ victory over Jacksonville and at Maryland (Feb. 8) while his season high of nine free throws attempted came in the Seminoles’ wins over Jacksonville and No. 10 VCU…finished fourth on the team in assists with 54 and a 1.5 assists per game average…his season high of four assists came against Michigan in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off and against Virginia in the ACC Tournament…at least three assists in eight different games and multiple assists in 19 of 36 games…fourth on the team in steals with 33 and a 0.9 steals per game average…multiple steals in eight games and tripled his steals totals as a sophomore (33) as compared to his freshman season (11).

AS A FRESHMAN (2013): 

Averaged 3.9 points (10th on the team), 1.8 rebounds (tied for seventh) and 1.4 assists (fourth) while starting 22 games at the point guard position during his first season as a Seminole…played in 33 of Florida State’s 34 games and was one of only seven Seminoles who played in 33 or more games in helping lead the team to the NIT…ranked fourth on the team in minutes played with 652 and an average of 19.8 minutes played per game…only four Seminoles – including Brandon – averaged 19 minutes or more of playing time during the 2012-13 season…finished fourth on the team in total assists with 47 which included his season high of five assists against Minnesota (Nov. 27), Mercer (Dec. 2) and in the Seminoles’ ACC win at Georgia Tech (Feb. 5)…his five assists against the Yellow Jackets helped the Seminoles take the road win on Michael Snaer’s third buzzer-beating, game-winning shot of the season in Florida State’s 56-54 win…Florida State’s starter at the point guard position from Nov. 12 against Buffalo through Feb. 9 against Wake Forest – a span of 22 games…multiple assists came 10 times in his 22 games as the Seminoles’ starting point guard…inserted into the starting line-up in the second game of the 2012-13 season and the second game of his career…scored in double figures three times with his season high of 11 points coming against South Alabama (Nov. 9) in his career debut and in the Seminoles’ win over Saint Joseph’s (Nov. 17) in the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Brooklyn and 10 points coming in Florida State’s NIT game against Louisiana Tech (March 19)…a house on fire in the first four games of his first season as he scored 31 points and averaged 7.8 points scored against South Alabama and in wins over Buffalo (Nov. 12), BYU (Nov. 16) and Saint Joseph’s (Nov. 17)…averaged 5.9 points (sixth on the team) in the Seminoles’ 16 non-conference games…also scored the ball well as he averaged 5.8 points per game in the Seminoles’ five neutral site games…his ACC season high of seven points came in the Seminoles’ first of three games against North Carolina (Jan. 12) in Tallahassee…totaled eight points on three of five shooting from the field (.600 percent) in the Seminoles’ 79-76 victory over Charlotte at the Times Warner Cable Arena (Dec. 22) in Florida State’s first trip back to his home state of North Carolina…a starter against the 49ers and totaled two assists in 17 minutes of playing time…finished his first season with 11 steals and was one of nine Seminoles who earned double figures in steals during the season…his season high of two steals came in a victory over Maryland in Tallahassee (Jan. 30) and at Wake Forest (Feb. 9)…eight blocks in his freshman season including a career high three in the Seminoles’ game against Minnesota in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Nov. 27)…averaged 6.6 points in a string of five consecutive games against Louisiana Monroe (Dec. 17, seven points), Charlotte (Dec. 22, eight points), Tulsa in the Orange Bowl Classic (Dec. 29, six points), at Auburn (Jan. 2, six points) and in his first career ACC game at Clemson (Jan. 5, six points)…scored well in the final four games of the season as he averaged 6.3 points against NC State (March 9, four points), Clemson in the ACC Tournament (March 14, eight points), North Carolina in the ACC Tournament (March 15, three points) and against Louisiana Tech (March 19, 10 points).


Graduated from Wesleyan Christian Academy in 2012…averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as a senior…played for former Maryland star guard Keith Gatlin at Wesleyan Christian…earned All-Conference First Team honors as selected by…totaled 21 points and seven rebounds in Wesleyan’s win over Raleigh (N.C.) Upper Room Christian during his senior season…averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a junior…played his freshman season at Northeast Guilford High School in McLeansville, N.C. before transferring to Wesleyan Christian for his sophomore season…


Born September 3, 1993…Montay is the son of Diane and Parman Brandon…a member of the academic honor roll in each of his four years in high school…a member of the Georgia Stars AAU team…selected Florida State over Missouri, Clemson, South Carolina and Tennessee…