Cass Tech’s Branndais Agee has completed her final high school basketball season and will head to Michigan State University in the fall. For her outstanding career, the Lady Technicians’ 5-11 guard has been named the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week.
“I’m happy with the years I’ve had at Cass Tech,’’ Agee said “I progressed a lot. My freshman year, I started on junior varsity and I worked hard over the summer. When I came back, I was on the varsity. It’s all about hard work. That’s what made the difference. Right now, I’m getting ready to go to a D-1 (Division 1) school in a great (Big Ten) conference. And I’m leaving a Cass Tech team that’s way better than it used to be. We’re like a family.”
As Cass Tech’s best scorer, best shooter, best passer and best defender, Agee was undoubtedly the Lady Technicians’ best player the past three seasons.
“This was my second year coaching her, but her play has elevated every year,” Cass Tech coach Omar Ahart said. “Her breakout season was her junior year. She had an excellent summer and was named one of the top players nationally in AAU and high school basketball. As a senior, her leadership qualities really came out. She brought everything together and finished her career with close to 1,000 points.”
Agee said it’s comforting that her family will be able to regularly see her play in college.
“After I took all my visits, I just felt comfortable at Michigan State,’’ she said. “I love the team, the coaching staff is real nice and it’s close to home. I just feel like it’s the right place for me.”
The Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week Award is representative of the league’s top boys’ and girls’ athletic performers and is sponsored by local Detroit area McDonald’s owner-operators