Sept. 24, 2013

ROCHESTER, Mich. - Brandon Weems was named assistant coach for the Oakland men's basketball team, announced head coach Greg Kampe on Tuesday. Weems joins the Golden Grizzlies' staff after spending one season at Drexel and three at Kentucky.

"We are real excited to hire Brandon (Weems) and fill that spot," said Kampe. "He has big shoes to fill, with the loss of (Jeff) Tungate, but we feel we have done a really good job of filling that spot. He comes with a very good pedigree as an All-American both academically and as a player, and has strong connections that will help us with recruiting. Most importantly, he has ties to new areas and new people and that was the number one thing I was looking for. I wanted someone with a vibrant personality, which he has, and someone that can get the word of Oakland out to new areas with our move into the Horizon League."

Last season, Weems served as a staff assistant for the Drexel Dragons. Prior to his stint in Philadelphia, Weems spent three seasons at Kentucky on John Calipari's staff, part of the staff that led the Wildcats to the national title in 2012.

A standout collegiate and high school basketball player, Weems played with NBA most valuable player and world champion LeBron James in high school at St. Vincent-St. Mary. He went on to Walsh University where he won an NAIA Division II National Championship in 2005 and garnered All-American honors.




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