Mocs Basketball Sign Chattanooga Native Randy Brady of Hamilton Heights

( CHATTANOOGA—The Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball team added a highly rated prospect to open the spring signing period. That he’s also a local standout makes it that much sweeter.

Coach Lamont Paris announced the signing of Hamilton Heights senior Randy Brady at a Thursday afternoon press conference in McKenzie Arena. Brady is a 6-5, 200-lb., wing/forward who brings a lot of potential across town to the Roundhouse.

“We’ve gotten this signing period off to a great start with Randy Brady,” Coach Lamont Paris began in his session with the local media. “His body is probably as close to college ready as most guys his age which will provide him a great opportunity to come in and compete early in his career. He plays with a tremendous motor that ultimately could lead to him being a really good defender that with his size can handle multiple positions.

“He’s an extremely versatile, well-rounded player on the offensive end. He’s all-around type player that affects the game in a lot of different ways.”

Brady averaged 20.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.4 steals per game for Coach Steve Cook’s Hawks in 2020-21. He shot 51.6 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from 3pt range.

Randy was a 4-star prospect per and three by ESPN and 247Sports. He led Brentwood Academy to a runner up finish in the 2019 Tennessee Division II-AA State Tournament and was a finalist for Mr. Basketball posting 19.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.0 steals for the Eagles.

His signing led to a rabbit hole of last time a Chattanooga-area student-athlete…

Signed? 2006. Jeff Smith signed from prep school Maine Central Institute after a standout career at Tyner High School.

Signed from a Chattanooga-area high school? 2002. Alphonso Pugh completed a Hall of Fame career at Bradley Central before becoming the 24th 1,000-point scorer in school history.

How about two Chattanooga-area student-athletes on the roster at the same time as he joins former walk-on Jamaal Walker? 2010-11. Smith and then walk-on Dontay Hampton (Arts & Sciences) paired up prior to Hampton earning a scholarship for his last two seasons (2012 & ’13).

Finally, two scholarship student-athletes from the area? 2005-06. Pugh and Charles Anderson (City) were seniors on a 19-win team that reached the SoCon Championship game which Pugh enjoyed all four seasons winning it all in 2005. Anderson was a transfer starting his career at Middle Tennessee.

For Brady’s part, he’s certainly excited to continue his basketball career in his hometown.


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