WCU hosts UNCG, Elon in SoCon North Division action in next two games
Western Carolina travels to UNC Asheville on Friday night at 7 pm
The WCU men's basketball team opened up the 2012-13 season officially with its first practice of the season in the Ramsey Center, Friday evening.
2012-13 (Freshman): Appeared in two games for the Catamounts ... Made his debut at the 7:58 mark of the second half against Mars Hill (11/11) ... Scored his first basket at the 6:48 mark in the Mars Hill game ... Played five minutes and scored four points against Warren Wilson (01/07).
Notes: Two-sport athlete that plays for the WCU football team and is expected to join the men's basketball squad after the season.
Prior to Western Carolina: A three-year football starter, became the 27th different quarterback in state history to eclipse the 6,000-yard passing mark in his prep career, finishing with over 7,557 yards and 97 career TD passes ... Broke Cleveland County's career record for passing yards ... Guided Burns High to back-to-back South Mountain Athletic Conference (SMAC) championships en route to the 3-A West region championship game ... Amassed 2,225 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior, adding 682 rushing yards and 13 TDs on the ground ... Selected to the second team offense of the All-Region team by the Charlotte Observer ... Played in the North-South Shrine Bowl ... Earned PrepInsiders.com Player of the Week in mid-September of his senior year after throwing for 163 yards in a win over Q Foundation which put him over 6,000 yards passing for his career ... As a junior, threw for 2,827 yard and 39 touchdowns, slightly better than his 2,638 yards and 34 touchdowns as a sophomore earning SMAC Offensive Player of the Year plaudits.
Personal: Full name is Brandon G. Littlejohn ... Is the son of Cynthia Littlejohn.