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DPS Office of Athletics
When she was real little, Branndais Agee began playing basketball because of an infectious disease in her foot.
Now a 5-9 junior at Cass Tech High, Agee is the Detroit Public School League’s Proud Strong Learner of the Week because she can carry a team on her back.
“Brandi’s will to win is so strong,” Cass Tech coach Omar Ahart said. “Her determination and whole approach to winning every game and working hard in every practice are what solidifies her as a player.”
For Agee, it’s simple. “I just try to do whatever I can to get my team to play together so that we have our best chance win.”
Agee’s game-high 24 points wasn’t good enough Wednesday for the Lady Technicians as they bowed from the PSL Big D girls’ basketball tournament with a 54-53 quarterfinals’ loss to Mumford.
“It’s disappointing but I’m just going to come back and work harder,”’ said Agee, who averages 19.5 points and nine rebounds a game.
“In the second grade, I had an infectious disease in my foot and it made my leg really skinny,”’ she said. “In order for me to get my leg stronger, the doctors said I had to play a sport. Ever since then, I’ve just loved playing basketball. That’s what I do.”
Agee has aspirations of earning a college scholarship and having a career in the WNBA. With a 3.5 grade point average, she’s also preparing for a career as a physical therapist.
“I go to Cass Tech and I’m in the hardest curriculum Chem-Bio (Chemistry-Biology), so it’s tough,” she said. “But you’ve just got to maintain. After practice, I go straight home and I do my work.”
Colleges are already looking at her for her basketball skills.
“I’ve improved on my ball handling and my shooting,” she said. “I can still work on taking better shots. I’ll be a senior next year and I’m just going to keep working hard to help my team win.”