Brandon Mouton (2001-04)
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Four-year letterwinner and three-year stater who was one of the top scoring wing players in school history ... finished his career ranked eighth on the UT career scoring list (1,582 points) ... tied for third on the school's career games played list, as he saw action in 133 of a possible 134 games ... ranks fourth on the UT career three-point field goal percentage chart (.389) and fifth on the school's career three-pointers made list (198) ... upped his level of play in UT's run to the 2003 Final Four, averaging a team-best 17.8 ppg while hitting 11-of-26 (.423) three-pointers ... named to the 2003 NCAA South Regional All-Tournament team ... earned one of 12 spots on the 2003 USA Basketball Pan American Games Team during the summer prior to his senior campaign ... started all five games for Team USA and ranked second on the team in rebounding (4.2 rpg), third in minutes (24.4 mpg) and sixth in scoring (7.2 ppg) while helping the Americans to a fourth-place showing ... co-team MVP as a junior and senior ... led the Longhorns in scoring as a sophomore and as a senior and ranked second in his junior season.
As a Senior in 2003-04
First-team All-Big 12 choice (media) ... second-team All-Big 12 pick (coaches) ... first-team NABC All-District 9 selection ... one of 10 players named to the USBWA All-District 7 team (includes Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana) ... earned the team's Jay Arnette Award, presented to a player for his selfless contributions to the team ... started all 32 games he played (missed the UT-Arlington game on Jan. 2 due to injury) ... led the team in scoring (13.9 ppg), double-digit scoring games (22) and 20-point performances (nine) ... the lone Longhorn to average double-digit scoring during Big 12 Conference play (12.9 ppg) ... led the squad in scoring in a team-best 11 games ... also led the team in minutes (30.0 mpg) ... started season averaging 15.1 ppg during the first six games ... recorded 20 points against Sam Houston State (Nov. 24) and Wofford (Dec. 4), connecting on 17-of-32 (.531) field goals and 5-of-11 (.455) from three-point range in those two games ... sat out the only game of his career against UT-Arlington (Jan. 2) with an injury, breaking strings of 109 consecutive games played and 75 consecutive games started ... returned to action with 20 points (6-of-14 FG) and seven boards at No. 25 Providence (Jan. 5) ... averaged 22.8 ppg while hitting 41-of-77 (.532) field goals and 14-of-31 (.452) three-pointers during a five-game stretch late in the regular season (Feb. 14 at Iowa State through Feb. 28 vs. Texas Tech) ... recorded a career-best 29 points (14-of-23 FG, 4-of-9 threes) to go along with seven boards and three assists at Iowa State (Feb. 14) ... scored 20 points (8-of-13) against Texas A&M (Feb. 18) ... followed with 25 points (9-of-16 FG, 4-of-9 threes) at Oklahoma (Feb. 21)... garnered his first career Big 12 Player of the Week honor (Feb. 23) for his performances against Texas A&M and Oklahoma, averaging 22.5 ppg over the two games ... registered 23 points (7-of-13 FG, 6-of-6 FT) against No. 20 Kansas (Feb. 23) ... added 17 points against Texas Tech (Feb. 28) ... one of five players named to the Big 12 All-Tournament team, averaging 13.3 ppg and 4.3 rpg in the three contests ... tied for the team lead with 16 points and added six boards in the quarterfinal win against Oklahoma (March 12) ... converted a three-point play with 26 seconds left to give Texas a one-point lead, before sealing the win against the Sooners by hitting two free throws with five seconds remaining ... posted a game-high 18 points (3-of-6 threes) in the semifinal victory against No. 18 Kansas (March 13) ... scored 10 consecutive points over a three-minute span in the second half against the Jayhawks to turn a two-point advantage into an eight-point lead by the 4:41 mark ... averaged a team-high 18.7 ppg while hitting 21-of-42 (.500) field goals and 8-of-12 (.667) three-pointers in UT's three NCAA Tournament contests ... posted a game-high 23 points (18 in the second half) while hitting 5-of-6 threes in the NCAA First Round win against Princeton (March 18) ... registered a team-high 21 points (9-of-15 FG, 2-of-4 threes) and seven boards in the NCAA "Sweet 16" contest against Xavier (March 26).
As a Junior in 2002-03
Second-team NABC All-District 9 selection ... third-team All-Big 12 choice (by league's coaches) ... honorable mention All-Big 12 pick (by league's media) ... shared the team's MVP award with T.J. Ford ... also named the team's Most Improved Player ... one of the most underrated players in the Big 12 Conference ... smooth swingman who has elevated all phases of his game during his junior season ... started all 33 games ... second on the team in scoring (14.8 ppg), minutes (30.1 mpg), assists (57), 3-point FG percentage (.413) and steals (33) ... his 3-point FG percentage ranked sixth on the school's single-season list ... fourth on the squad in rebounding (4.2 rpg) ... reached double figures in scoring in a teamhigh 28 games ... tied for the team lead with seven 20-point showings ... led the squad in scoring in a team-high 14 games ... began the season with five consecutive double-figure scoring games ... posted a team-high 18 points (7- of-13 FG) and hit 4-of-6 threes in the home win against Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 23) ... had a team-high 21 points (7-of-14 FG) and six rebounds in the home victory against Princeton (Dec. 22) ... recorded a team-high 20 points (9-of-14 FG) in the home win against No. 21 Missouri (Jan. 25) ... limited Melvin Sanders to two points on 0-of-5 shooting during the home victory against No. 9 Oklahoma State (Feb. 1) ... registered a season-high 24 points (10-of-16 FG) and hit 4-of-8 threes at Nebraska (Feb. 15) ... scored a teamhigh 21 points (7-of-13 FG) and hit a career-best 6-of-8 threes in 26 minutes during the home win against Texas Tech (Feb. 17) ... became the 23rd player in UT history to join the 1,000-point club with his 20-point performance during the win at Texas Tech (Mar. 1) ... team's leading scorer (17.8 ppg) during UT's five games in the NCAA Tournament ... had a team-high 15 points (7-of-14 FG) and six boards during the NCAA First Round win against UNC Asheville (Mar. 21) ... one of five players named to the NCAA South Region All-Tournament team, averaging 21.5 ppg while hitting 14-of-29 (.483) field goals and 5-of-10 (.500) three-pointers in the two regional wins ... recorded a career-high 27 points (10-of-18 FG, 4-of-7 threes) and five boards in 34 minutes in the NCAA Sweet 16 victory against No. 23 Connecticut (Mar. 28) ... registered 16 points (7-of-10 FT) and three assists during the NCAA Elite Eight win against Michigan State (Mar. 30) ... posted a team-best 25 points (5-of-9 threes), including 20 in the first half, in the NCAA Semifinal loss to No. 13 Syracuse (Apr. 5).
As a Sophomore in 2001-02
Honorable mention All-Big 12 pick (by league's coaches) ... earned a spot on the five-man Big 12 All-Improved team (by league's media) ... saw his scoring average jump from 5.4 ppg as a freshman to 13.7 (+8.3 ppg, the ninth-best scoring increase in UT history) ... started all 34 games ... led the team in scoring (13.7 ppg) and 3-point FG made (65), and ranked second in 3-point FG percentage (.394), rebounding (4.6 rpg) and minutes played (30.2 mpg) ... his 39.4% mark from beyond the arc ranked seventh on UT's single-season 3-point FG percentage chart ... led or tied for the team lead in scoring in 12 games ... reached double figures in scoring in a team-high 24 games ... averaged a team-best 16.5 ppg during Big 12 play while hitting 46.2% from the floor and 41.6% (37-of-89) from threepoint range ... started the season with eight consecutive double-digit scoring outings ... posted 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and nine rebounds in the season opener vs. Arizona (Nov. 17) ... recorded back-to-back 13-point outings vs. Oregon State (Nov. 22) and Gonzaga (Nov. 23) ... had 12 points and seven boards vs. No. 20 Indiana (Nov. 24) ... registered 14 points and three assists vs. No. 11 Stanford (Dec. 1) ... was 6-of-6 from the charity stripe on his way to scoring 19 points vs. Jacksonville (Dec. 15) ...posted 15 points vs UNLV (Dec. 22) ... recorded 13 points (5-of-10 FG), five rebounds and two assists in the Big 12 opener at No. 5 Oklahoma State (Jan. 5) ... posted 18 points vs. Providence (Jan. 7) ... registered 22 points (8-of-17 FG) and seven rebounds vs. Baylor (Jan. 12) ... had 16 points and a season-high nine boards at Texas Tech (Jan. 14) ... recorded 18 points (7-of-12 FG), including four 3-pointers, in only 23 minutes at Kansas State (Jan. 30) ... posted a career-high 26 points (10-of-18 FG) and a career-high five threes, including a 3-pointer to tie the game at the end of regulation, vs. No. 6 Oklahoma (Feb. 2) ... recorded 23 points (8-of-16 FG) and nine rebounds vs. Texas A&M (Feb. 6) ... contributed 18 points vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State (Feb. 20) ... equaled his career high with five 3-pointers on his way to posting 25 points (10-of-16 FG) vs. Texas Tech (Feb. 26) ... registered 13 points (4-of-9 FG) at Iowa State (Mar. 2) ... recorded a team-high 19 points and six boards in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinal win vs. Missouri (Mar. 8).
As a Freshman in 2000-01
Backup to Maurice Evans at the small forward position ... named to the Big 12 Commissioner's honor roll for the Fall 2000 and Spring 2001 semesters (minimum 3.0 GPA) ... played in all 34 games (six starts) ... saw at least 10 minutes of action in 33 of 34 contests ... ranked sixth on the team in scoring (5.4 ppg) ... also ranked fifth on the squad in assists (43) and blocks (10) ... second-best three-point shooter on the team at 37.3% (25-of-67) ... posted seven double-digit scoring performances on the year ... had his coming out party in the TiVo Preseason NIT semifinal game in New York vs. No. 2 Duke (Nov. 22), when he produced 18 points on 8-of-16 FG, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in 31 minutes off the bench ... he set season highs in points, field goals made and steals during the Duke contest ... earned the starting nod at small forward in the NIT thirdplace game vs. Indiana (Nov. 24) and recorded seven points, three boards and three assists in 33 minutes ... beginning with the Indiana game, started five consecutive contests (Indiana through Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) before returning to his reserve role ... had 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting vs. UT-San Antonio (Nov. 28) ... posted back-to-back double-figure scoring performances with 12 points at South Florida (Dec. 9) and 11 points in a season-high 35 minutes vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Dec. 16) ... registered 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting (2-of-3 threes) and a season-high nine boards in 31 minutes vs. Kansas State (Jan. 10) ... recorded 10 points in 21 minutes vs. Baylor (Jan. 20) ... earned his final start of the regular season at small forward in the loss at Oklahoma (Jan. 24) ... had nine points on a perfect shooting night from the floor (3-of-3 threes) to go along with a season-high four assists vs. Texas A&M (Jan. 30) ... produced 11 points and five rebounds in 30 minutes at No. 3 Kansas (Feb. 3) ... saw 31 minutes of work in the victory at Colorado (Feb. 7) ... had the defensive play of the game to seal the win over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 tourney quarterfinals (Mar. 9), tying up Maurice Baker on a drive to the basket with 3.9 seconds left.
St. Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette, La. (head coach Danny Broussard) ... three-time first-team Class 4A all-state selection ... three-time All-Acadiana County and all-parish choice ... nominated for a spot on the McDonald's High School All-America team ... averaged 24 points, eight rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game during his senior season ... led his team to a 32-5 overall record and the Class 4A quarterfinals as a senior ... ranked as the 32nd-best high school prospect in the nation by Bob Gibbons' All-Star Report heading into his senior year ... averaged 21.1 points and 9.8 rebounds per game as a junior, leading his team to a runnerup finish in the Class 4A state tournament ... played on the New Orleans Jazz AAU team in the summer before his senior year ... scored 33 points to lead his AAU team to the title at the adidas Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas.
Full name is Brandon Prescott Mouton ... son of Joseph Mouton and Gertrude Butler ... born Aug. 18, 1981 in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. ... also lived in North Carolina before moving to Louisiana in eighth grade ... majoring in youth and community studies.