Brandon Clifford has been named the new boy’s basketball coach at High Point Christian Academy. Brandon has previoulsy served as the assistant to varsity coach Robert Kent at Page and as the boy’s head 9th grade team basketball coach at Page High School.
Brandon Clifford replaces Chad Wilkerson at High Point Christian. Wilkerson was released for having inappropriate contact with a student on the internet.(Verified in today’s High Point Enterprise)
Clifford has strong ties to the Page Pirates and to this area. Brandon played for Coach Kent at Page back in the late 1990’s and went on to play in the East-West All-Star game at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Clifford earned a basketball scholarship to UNC-Wilmington and then later transferred to Guilford College and was set to play for the Quakers and that didn’t work out so Brandon went on traveling out to to the Kentucky area and ended up graduating at a small Kentucky college back in 2007. While in Kentucky Brandon had an offer to play for Rick Pittino at Louisville and did some graduate assistant coaching while in Louisville.
This is a good shot for Brandon and we hope he does well with the High Point Christian Cougars.
*****While at Page Brandon Clifford worked primarily with the big men on the varsity team including Julius Brooks, who recently received a basketball scholarship to Loyola of Maryland.*****
For more be sure to check out today’s High Point Enterprise. I got the tip on the HPE story from one of my sources in High Point and put this blog together pretty mcuh from my own memory so if we need to make any corrections or changes, Brandon or other connnected parties please let me know.