Sumler becomes the 12th Catamount to earn league honors in multiple seasons
Third-year guard led WCU, ranked second in SoCon in scoring
Reviewing Western Carolina's men's basketball season
Western Carolina battled arch-rival Appalachian State right down to the wire Saturday night, falling 69-64.
Three Catamounts scored in double figures as Western Carolina drained 12 3-pointers in a home win over Elon.
Western dropped a heart breaker to the College of Charleston Saturday night, 86-84.
Cincinnati 66, Western Carolina 64
2009-10 (Senior): Played in all 34 games making 32 starts ... Led the team with an 11.9 points per game average including scoring at a 13.8 points per game clip ... Ranked 19th in the SoCon in scoring average ... Named All-Southern Conference by the league's head basketball coaches and earned second team All-SoCon plaudits from the voting media members of SCSMA ... Selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 22 team for 2010 ... Scored in double figures 22 times during the season including twice reaching double digits in five-consecutive games ... Recorded points in all but one game during his final season, leading the team in 10 games ... Posted back-to-back 20-point scoring games with a season-high 24 at Gardner-Webb and 22 against eventual league champion, Wofford early in the year ... Was named preseason All-Southern Conference by the coaches prior to the season.
2008-09 (Junior): Played in all 31 games, making 24 starts including 23 as a two-guard and once in the four-position as a fourth guard or forward ... Paced the team in scoring 10 times and led the squad in rebounding five times including a career-best 13 as a part of a double-double at Chattanooga ... Was named to the third team All-Southern Conference by the league's head coaches ... Led Western with a team-high 16 points in the season-opener at No. 2 Connecticut ... Had his string of double-digit scoring outings snapped at 20-straight dating back to the 2007-08 season with only five points against San Diego State in the Great Alaska Shootout ... Rebounded with back-to-back double-figure scoring totals of 15 and 13 against Louisiana Tech and Northern Illinois in Alaska ... Led WCU in scoring (17) and rebounding (5) at No. 23 Marquette ... Paced WCU with 25 points in the road win at Furman in the SoCon Opener, tying his career-high with a team-best eight rebounds ... Scored 20 points for the second-consecutive game helping WCU win its SoCon home opener over UNC Greensboro ... Recorded his first career double-digit rebounding game as a part of his first career double-double in the road loss at Chattanooga, finishing with 15 points and a career-high 13 rebounds ... Despite being saddled with foul trouble, continued his double-digit scoring streak with 10 in the home win over Charleston ... Garnered Preseason All-Southern Conference accolades
2007-08 (Sophomore): Played in 27 games on the season, starting 26 before missing the final four games of the season due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident ... Led the team in scoring with a 15.3 point per game average to rank fourth in the SoCon ... His scoring average jumped to 18.1 in league games only, also good enough for fourth-best ... Posted 22 double-digit scoring efforts for WCU, leading the team in scoring 14 times during the year ... Either tied for or led the team in rebounding on five occasions ... Averaged 1.85 3-pointers per game to rank 13th in the league ... Was named All-Southern Conference by the league's head coaches and second team All-Southern Conference by the SoCon Sports Media Association ... Led Western with 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting in a loss at Elon ... Posted his first collegiate game with 20+ points by shooting a sizzling 14-of-18 for a career-best 32 points at home against the College of Charleston ... Came off the bench to lead WCU in scoring at Illinois with 13 points, the lone Catamount in double-figures ... Again led WCU in scoring with 25 points at #37 NC State, playing a career-high 33 minutes ... Scored a game-high 21 points including a career-best five 3-pointers in the home win over Furman ... Paced the Catamounts with 23 points in a career-high 36 minutes at home against Davidson ... Finished with with 24 points while tying his career-high in minutes played with 36 at Wofford ... Saw his three-game, 20-point scoring string snapped with 17 points against Georgia Southern ... Scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half at Georgia Southern ...Recorded his third-straight 20-point game with 25 in the victory over College of Charleston, also adding a career-high four steals in a career-best-tying 37 minutes ... Was injured in an automobile accident when the car in which he was a passenger was struck on N.C. Hwy 107 in Cullowhee.
2006-07 (Freshman): Started 20 of the 30 games he appeared in as a true freshman ... Was in the starting lineup the first four games for Western - including starting his first-ever collegiate game - before coming off the bench at Wofford and Xavier ... Tallied his first career point by making the second of two free throws at the 8:14 mark in his second career game against Purdue ... His first career field goal was a 3-pointer a minute later ... Scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field against Rice ... The point total was only his second in double figures on the season and his most versus an NCAA DI opponent ... Scored a season-high 19 points, making 8-of-11 shots versus Atlanta Christian ... Had a season-high seven rebounds versus Toccoa Falls ... Dished out five assists and had two steals at Wofford ... In his second SoCon game, helped WCU dish out 23 assists with three of his own ... Scored seven and boarded a team-high tying seven rebounds in the road win at UTC ... Dished out a career-best six assists in the road loss at Appalachian State while also scoring seven points ... Scored his Southern Conference high of 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting in the road loss at Furman ... Contributed nine points while grabbing five rebounds in win versus Georgia Southern ... Ended the season averaging 6.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game.
Prior to Western: Named first team 5A All-State by the Galaxy of Stars' Prep Basketball Magazine and second team 5A All-State by the Florida Sports Writers Association ... Also selected The Polk County Ledger's 2005-06 Boys Basketball Player of the Year after leading Auburndale to the playoffs for the first time since back-to-back appearances in '98 and '99 ... Giles additionally led Auburndale to a final ranking of 11th (all divisions) in the state by FloridaHoops.com ... In his senior season, averaged 18.6 points and 8.0 rebounds per contest, as well as four assists, three blocks and two steals ... As a junior, averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and three assists to earn third team All-State honors ... Led his team to a 17-8 ... A first team All-Polk County selection ... Helped his Florida Elite summer team to the AAU Nationals ... As a sophomore, helped the Bloodhounds produce a 17-9 record as well, averaging 10 points ... Coached by Eric Robinson at Auburndale High.
Personal: Born Brandon James Giles in May, 1988 in Winter Haven, Fla. ... Son of Josh and Cynthia Giles.