HIGH SCHOOL: Attended White Station High School in Memphis, Tenn., where he was coached by Bubba Wesche ... Team won three straight city titles from 2000-02 ... Fashioned a 12-9 career mark with a 3.90 ERA while averaging a strikeout per inning ... Also batted .300 while being named All-District in 2002 and All-Metro in 2001.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jack Tower Branston ... Born Sept. 24, 1984 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Son of John and Jenny Branston ... Has one sister, Katy ... Major: Arts & Sciences ... Mother attended Ole Miss and father went to Michigan ... Admires Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner and Nash Buckingham.