Sidelined by a broken foot for most of the season, Hockinson’s Peyton Brammer returned in late January with a flourish. The junior guard scored 29 points in his first game of the season, a 61-56 win over Ridgefield on Jan. 29.
Brammer was just getting started.
He followed with a 40-point performance in a loss to Washougal, then topped that with a 50-point outburst in a loss to Woodland. In the Hawks 2A district tournament opener on Tuesday — an 80-68 loss to Black Hills — Brammer scored 26.
It’s safe to say Brammer will be one of the top returning players in 2A next season, and one of the top returning guards in the state. We recently caught up with Brammer and asked him seven questions:
How would you describe your game?
I would describe my game as mainly aggressive. I would put my strengths as attacking the rim. I’m a good finisher around the hoop. Also my pull-up jumper is one of my strengths; getting defenders on their heels and then pulling up.
What are your goals for the season?
Team goals: My goal for our team is to make a deep run that no one is expecting and push for a state title.
Individual goal: Keep improving my game every day and doing whatever it takes to help my team win.
How would you describe your coach (Jon Warner)?
My coach is very vocal. He pushes me to be the best that I can be and he will do whatever it takes to win. We have a very good relationship which helps when it’s game time.
Who is your favorite player?
What is your favorite gym and biggest rivalry?
Mountain View is my favorite gym to play in.
Ridgefield was the toughest matchup for us. They played solid team defense and they had a precise game plan and followed it very well.
What are your aspirations as a player?
My aspirations as a player are to keep improving every aspect of my game. I want to become a high D-1 prospect and compete for a state championship this year and next so I have to stay focused and keep working towards my goal.