WINNSBORO — Brandon Adams is the leading scorer for the Fairfield Central Griffins basketball team but he’s much more than that.
He is a natural born leader on and off the court, a quality example for his peers to follow. While he is still somewhat undecided on his future, his plans exemplify his good nature and will serve to nurture his ability to lead.
“B. A.” says he isn’t sure what’s next, but he’s considering a career in the military.
“I plan to go to the Army or the Marines, but I haven’t decided yet,” he said. “Or if I get a basketball scholarship, I might take that.”
He says he’s looking somewhere not too far, like Francis Marion University.
When asked what his goals are, Brandon talks about his team.
“I’ve been working pretty hard in the off-season, so we should be good,” he said. “Keep grinding everyday, so we should be good.”
That doesn’t mean he hasn’t kept an eye on his own numbers though. “I expected more than (16 points per game) honestly,” he said.
Those numbers are important to him as well. In fact, his favorite subject is one most people despise.
“I like math, probability and statistics,” he said, adding he enjoys tracking his numbers and working with coach Gene Stephens.
Brandon isn’t just a one sport man, either. On the diamond, he plays pitcher, catcher and first base.
“My fast ball isn’t too fast. My signature pitch is my curve ball,” he said.
Whether its in the classroom, on the court, or out on the diamond, Brandon Adams leads the way.
Coach Devin Liferidge has been impressed by the senior leader of his team.
“He’s been steady for us all year long. I knew he’d be solid, but his consistency has been good,” Liferidge said. “I think mentally and physically, as far as his production, has been a pleasant surprise. He puts a lot of pressure on himself.”
As good as he is athletically, his best quality is his character.
Principal Tracie Swilley had high praise for her student.
“He’s very respectful, a hard worker,” she said. “He is the epitome of what you would want from a young man. He’s got his head in the right place, but the biggest thing with this generation is that he is respectful.”
Reach James Inabinet at 803-635-4016.