LEWISBURG, W.Va. (WVDN) – Bryson Brammer has worked his way not only to more playing time this 2022-23 basketball season, but also straight into the starting lineup.
Brammer, a sharp-shooting guard, has become a regular name around the school and the basketball community, and he credits his dedication to his craft and playing against some of his teammates in practice for his upward success.
“What helps me improve is being able to go against Adam (Seams), Goose (Gabbert) and Monquelle (Davis) in practices and workouts. Every day I go against them, and I believe they are some of the best players and ball handlers in the state, so just battling with them every day and learning from them really helps me,” Brammer said.
Speaking of Seams, Brammer says his point guard is extraordinary at finding the open man, which everyone knows at this stage of his career. But being a shooter like Brammer is, he has to be focused in, when Seams has the ball.
“Being a shooter and knowing you’re on the court with Adam Seams, you just have to be ready because he will always find you when he knows you’re hitting. Even if he’s not looking at you, you still have to be ready, because it’s most likely still coming to you. I’ve played with him forever and had to learn the hard way that you don’t always see the ball,” Brammer said with a smile.
Other than getting better through practices, Brammer just enjoys being around his teammates as much as possible, and for that he is as thankful as he can be.
“My favorite part of being a part of this team is knowing I get to play the sport I’ve loved forever with some of my closest friends and getting to be around them all the time doing what we love,” Brammer stated.
Brammer’s basketball career will soon come to a close. He just hopes the team achieves all that he knows they can before that time and that he cherishes every last moment of his playing time.
“Knowing it’s all coming to an end soon and knowing sometime soon will be the last time I’m on the court with these guys just doesn’t seem right. What I’ll miss the most is all the memories we’ve all had together and created in the practices, games and hotels,” he said.
“The ceiling is definitely states,” Brammer said of his team goal. “It’s been a goal of ours from the start. We have a really good team this year and if we all play to our full potential, we would be really hard to stop, so I do believe we can do it this year.”
Brammer has narrowed his post-graduation plans down to a couple possibilities.
“I haven’t really decided what I want to do yet after I graduate. I have the Air Force in mind, but I haven’t decided if I want to go that route yet, because my brother’s also trying to get me to come down to Florida and work with him, so I’m kind of undecided as of now,” Brammer said.