Oct. 26, 2012
"Brandon tries to be an extension of the coaching staff on and off the floor. He looks to bring positive energy every day, and he understands his role.
He tries to push the other guys. And for us to maximize our potential this season, he has to continue to help Trae (Golden) and Armani (Moore) - and even the big guys - as he's watching the game and seeing things develop.
Brandon has to be ready at all times, because you never know when his name is going to be called."
Echoes of the Past:
Eddie DeBro (2005-06)
First of all, he has to be able to play, so he can provide competition for the starters every day in practice. He has to be smart, so he can execute the opponents' offense and defense with very little instruction. He has to be a coach on the floor in practice so he can help the young players improve.
It takes an unselfish person to fill this role. Two players remind me of Brandon Lopez. They each gave 110 percent to the UT basketball program every day they wore the Orange & White. They are Drew Clemmons and Eddie DeBro. And like Brandon, each of those players were standouts in the classroom as well."
- Bert Bertelkamp
Vol Network Radio Analyst
UT point guard, 1977-80