#4 Brady Fairbanks
|HOMETOWN||Bena, Minn. (Cass Lake-Bena HS)|
Bemidji State (2008-09): Finished second on the team in scoring at a 12.0 clip on the season and 13.5 points per game in conference play…Recorded four games over 20 points, including a career-high 29 in a 100-93 two overtime win at then-No. 11 Northern State…The 29 points tied a season-high for the team, sharing the accomplishment with Seth Haake, who did it in the same game, and Taylor Hall…Was second on the team in rebounds per game with 4.4…Posted a team season-high six steals against Wayne State, Feb. 28...Tied a team-high for rebounds in a game with nine at Northern State, Jan. 16…In overall games, finished 20th in the NSIC in scoring and was 15th in conference games.
Bemidji State (2007-08): Saw time in 24 of 27 games playing 25.9 minutes which topped all freshmen...earned starts in 20 games...was fourth among his teammates with 7.8 points per game, he also pulled down 3.3 rebounds and dished out 0.6 assists...was second in three-point field goals made with 34 and second in attempts with 85 three point attempts...was fourth on the team in shooting percentage .438 (34-85) and third in three point field goal percentage .400 (34-85)...had eight double-digit scoring performances including a career-high in is first collegiate contest of 17 points versus Puget Sound (11/24/08)...was second in 15-point games...led the Beavers in scoring five times throughout the season and on the boards once with a career-high eight rebounds versus Concordia-St. Paul (2/1/08)...was fourteenth in the NSIC in three-point field goal percentage.
Cass Lake-Bena High School Career: Fairbanks comes to BSU after a stellar senior season in which he led the state averaging over 30 points per game, posted in excess of 10 rebounds per contest. He helped his Cass Lake-Bena squad to a 30-2 overall record, a perfect 14-0 Northland Conference title and its first ever trip to the Minnesota High School State championship game. Although his Panthers saw their championship dreams snapped on a last-second three-pointer, Fairbanks wowed crowds and was selected to the Minnesota State Tournament All-Tournament team. For his efforts, the highly-touted Fairbanks also earned All-Northland conference accolades, was named CLB and conference Most Valuable Player, earned Second Team All-State honors and was one of 2,500 high school players to be nominated as a McDonald’s All-American. Fairbanks leaves Cass Lake-Bena after a three-year career in which he set the school’s all-time scoring mark at nearly 2,000 points and helped his teams to a 84-11 record, 58-4 over the last two seasons, and two trips to the state tournament...he was also recieved the national high school player of the year award during the Native Elite Sports basketball camp during July 27-28, 2007.
Personal: Born Aug. 11, 1989 in Minneapolis, Minn...he is undecided on a major at BSU..Son of LeRoy Staples and Bonnie Fairbanks...enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with friends in his free time.