Getting to Know

Published 10:12 am Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Varnado High School’s Brandon Lee

Varnado’s Brandon Lee is a two-sport athlete, playing basketball and football for the Wildcats.
The senior is a defensive lineman and middle linebacker and he plays left guard on offense.
Lee is a first-team offensive player this season. Last year, he was a first-team defensive lineman and was honorable mention all-state for defensive line.
In basketball, Lee is a center.
“He is definitely a man down low,” Varnado basketball coach Brett Cooper said. “He our starting center. He’s a senior this year. He’s a fun kid to be around, always joyful. He’s a great athlete.”

What do you enjoy most about playing your sports?
When you travel and you being with your teammates, it’s like we’re a family when we travel all together because we care about each other and we look out for each other and we just like going new places and meeting new people. Especially the teams we play, we like to hype each other up and show good sportsmanship.

What do you like best about being a student athlete?
It’s a lot, but mainly, you’ve got to focus on your grades, make sure you have good grades, don’t get into trouble and just be respectful.

Who has been the most influential person in your school sports career? Why?
My mother Keisha Robinson and my grandma Darlene Lee. They’ve always influenced me to go to practice, be at practice on time, and if we’re off for holidays and I tell them when I have practice, they’ll make sure I’m up and I’m ready and I’m there, so I won’t get in trouble.

Who is your favorite athlete? Why?
Chicago Bears defensive lineman/linebacker Khalil Mack. The reason he is my favorite athlete is because when he is lined up and he comes off the ball, he comes off the ball with aggression and he tries his best to fight through the offensive line to try to go get a tackle or make a sack.

Favorite team?
Chicago Bears.

Best thing about living in Washington Parish?
Just the community. When you walk around everywhere like the stores, even if you’re just walking to a friend’s house, everybody that comes out that knows you, they speak to you and they don’t ever disrespect you. They’ll always stop you every once in a while to talk to you and have a good speech with you.”