Brandenberg signs pro deal in Austria

Got so much love for this dude!
Got so much love for this dude!

Rob Brandenberg became one of the first Rams in history to reach four consecutive NCAA tournaments, so it makes sense that the Gahanna, Ohio native will be joining yet another winning team for his professional career. Brandenberg recently reached a deal with the Gussing Knights, Champions of Austria’s top professional league last season, to start his pro career overseas.

The speedy guard joined VCU’s 1,000-point club (1,219 over his career) and finished with 159 steals while wearing the black and gold, but it’s a block the then-freshman Brandenberg put on Florida State’s Chris Singleton to send VCU to their first-ever Elite 8 appearance that will forever run on replay in the minds of Ram fans everywhere.

Brandenberg averaged 9.6 points this past season and a career-high 10.4 his junior year. He shot a career-best 36.9% from long range this past year and posted a team-high 18 points in this past season’s A-10 championship game.

Reddic burst onto the scene as a freshman thanks in part to a Brandon Rozzell injury that opened a door for Rob to post 22 points in just 23 minutes in a road win against William & Mary. Two games laster the freshman Brandenberg dropped a career-high 23 points in 27 minutes to help the black and gold avenge an earlier loss to then-CAA foe, Georgia State.

Brandenberg finished his career as one of VCU’s most dangerous two-way threats, ranking in VCU’s all-time top 10 in both made 3-pointers and steals.

A two-time graduate of VCU (School of the Arts '07, Center for Sport Leadership '10), Mat is a co-founder of VCU Ram Nation and a longtime fan as the ...