As a 6-3 sophomore Lavell Brodnex gave Saginaw High a frontcourt toughness they needed. Brodnex was consistent all season and averaged a straight double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds per game for a Trojan team that fell in the state quarterfinals.
A year later Brodnex is ready to take his game to the next level and try to help his Trojans take that next step towards a state title.
Alot has changed for Brodnex since his sophomore season. For starters he has grown 3 more inches- making him a legit 6-6 swingman. His game has also evolved making him a threat from the perimeter. He is a consistent shooter from beyond the arc, but thrives with his midrange game, as well as having the ability to attack the basket for some high flying dunks.
What makes Brodnex effective is he can put up big numbers without having to take a high volume of shots. He is an all around player with a high basketball I.Q. “My goal is to just win, and do whatever it takes to win. I describe my game as a three level scorer. I feel that I can shoot the ball, midrange game, and finish through contact,” explains Brodnex.
Brodnex’s game really started to take off this summer during AAU. “I have worked really hard this offseason. In AAU I wanted to dominate every time I stepped on the hardwood. Playing AAU with Freddie (McIntosh) and Sir’Real (Smith) really helped my game. I think that has made us that much closer,” said Brodnex.
Brodnex’s development couldn’t have come at a better time for Saginaw High. The Trojans fell just short of punching their ticket to the state finals, and Brodnex is now ready to be more of a factor for his team. “Our goal is a state championship. We have to continue to come together and just dominate. I want to help get all my teammates involved,” expressed Brodnex.
The Saginaw High junior has taken unofficial visits to CMU, SVSU, and Northwood while D1 and D2 schools are anxious to see him perform this season. If Brodnex can have the season he had prepared for, there is no doubt college interest and offers will roll in. He is currently ranked the NGS #6 player in Michigan for the 2021 class and has the potential to climb that list.