To say Brandon Angradi is having an outstanding season for Dickinson College would be an understatement.
The 6-foot-4 junior forward has been a key part of the 14th-ranked Division III men’s college program. A team that will have plenty to say about who brings home the national trophy.
For the Red Devils this season, Angradi started all 18 of his team’s games, averaging the most time per outing at 29.7 minutes per game. Angradi is also averaging 14.4 points, while shooting 39.3 percent from the floor, 40 percent in 3-pointers and 83 percent in free throws.
“I think we’re just getting used to playing well together,” Angradi said. “I think we’re really comfortable out on the court with one another. We do a very good job of sharing the ball and we trust each other a lot out there. We know we have five or seven different guys that on any given night can step up and hit big shots. I think that’s huge for us, knowing that no one person every night has to shoulder the load.”
Angradi isn’t shooting the ball as well as he’d like.
“My teammates are still finding me for open shots especially when I get going a little bit,” he said. “The past couple of games, I’ve tried to be a little more aggressive getting to the basket and getting to the foul-line a little more. I feel like I’ve been making good decisions with the ball and keep knocking down shots.”
His role with the Red Devils has changed this season.
“Last year, I was more of a catch-and-shoot guy in the corner, but this year I have a little more of a green light where I can be a little more aggressive in creating for myself and creating for others. Coach has given me the ability of having more freedom to go out and find my own shot if we get into a tough spot.”
Highlights for Angradi have included beating a talented Franklin & Marshall team 81-48 at home in a season-defining conference match.
“We had a huge crowd,” he said. “We shut them down through the second half and built a lead. That was definitely satisfying.”
In his third year at Dickinson, Angradi has enjoyed the relationships he’s developed at the school.
“I’ve met some of my best friends on the team,” he said. “It’s nice to come to a school and program where everyone welcomes you with open arms.”
Angradi likes his team’s prospects.
“I think we’ll make a deep run in the tournament the Centennial (conference) and national one,” he said. “In order to get there, we have to play better defensively and string 40 minutes together at a time. Once we get 40 minutes of good defense and solid offense, we should be in good shape.”