Thursday, November 12, 2015

Brandon Hatton Will Transfer to Kentucky Wesleyan College

Former Dixie Heights High School star Brandon Hatton will enroll at Kentucky Wesleyan after Christmas and be eligible for the 2016-17 season as sophomore.

Hatton averaged 3.9 points and 1.7 rebounds per game at Vermont last season as a freshman.

Here's more from KWC:

OWENSBORO, Ky. (Nov. 12, 2015) — Brandon Hatton, a 2014 Mr. Kentucky basketball candidate from Dixie Heights High School, will enroll after Christmas and will be eligible for the 2016-17 season as a sophomore, according Kentucky Wesleyan head coach Happy Osborne. He spent the 2014-15 season as a freshman at the University of Vermont.

Hatton, a 6-foot-3, 206-pounder, guard from Independence, averaged 3.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 14.4 minutes in 31 games or the Catamounts. He finished fourth in three-pointers with 24 as he shot 36.9 from the field, 31.6 percent from three-point range and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. Hatton posted a season-high 12 points.

"We have just added one of 2014 Kentucky high school's great shooters and scorers in Brandon, and we have him for three years" stated Osborne. "Besides his scoring ability and toughness, what's more important to me is Brandon's a Kentucky native. I want to have a dominate program of Kentucky kids."

At Dixie Heights, Hatton was a four-time first-team All-State honoree. He averaged 25.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a senior for coach Ken Chevalier. His accomplishments are etched into the Colonels record book as the all-time leader in points (3,045), three-point field goals made (367), games played (183) and wins (110).

He closed his career as the 31st player in Kentucky high school basketball history to score 3,000 points and the all-time leading scorer in Ninth Region history. His other postseason honors include earning All-Ninth Region and All-34th District recognition five times and receiving the 2014 Ninth Region Player of the Year Award.

Osborne added, "I have watched him since he was a freshman developing into a prolific scorer plus I coached against him in my one year in high school. He will remind KWC fans of former Panther shooting greats Mike Williams, Gino Bartolone, Ray Harper and Bobby Zuerner. He will be the best pure shooter I've ever had at Kentucky Wesleyan."

Hatton is the son of Scott Hatton and Kelli Pernell of Independence.

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