By: Larry W. Walthall


Member: FOWA


Charleston’s star basketball player signs his letter of commitment to Neosho County Community College in Chanute, KS on May 9,2017. Brandon said, “ This gives me the opportunity to extend my education and also play the game I love.” Charleston’s basketball Coach BJ Ross told me that young men like Brandon just don’t come along every day. So what does his coach have to say about him? “ Brandon has spent more time in the gym than any 4 boys combined. He has made the opportunity by hard work, his dedication to the game of basketball and gained the respect of all who ever have had contact with him. I wish him the best and will be following his successful college career.” Brandon’s last high school basketball will be played June 19 – 22 at the High School All Star game in Conway, Arkansas.


Brandon has accumulated some remarkable statistics: Fenner had 2546 career points. Out of those were 418 3 pointers for 1254 points, 1292 points from 2 point shots and free throws. His single high point game was 48 points. He had over 8 games with 40 points or better. He made All State 3 times, All District 4 times, All State Tournament Team twice, he has made 4 State Tournament appearances with 3 All Star game invitations including the biggest one at University of Central Arkansas. Fenner made 3 All Area Teams, 2 Arkansas BCA Top five players; he was named the 3A player of the year finalist, a Coke Classic All Tournament Team member along with 3 District Championships and 3 Regional Championships.


Fenner also was a cross-country runner while he attended Paris High School where he was named All District and All State. He carried a 3-mile best time of 17 minutes and 46 seconds.


Neosho County Community College has signed an outstanding athlete and Charleston High School has given them a very talented basketball player. I think I can speak for the Charleston fans by saying Brandon Fenner has given us many basketball games to remember over the years. Good Luck Brandon