Brandon Payton To Leave UC Santa Barbara Men's Basketball Program

Sept. 6, 2000

Santa Barbara, Calif. - Men's basketball guard Brandon Payton has requested and been granted his release from the UC Santa Barbara men's basketball program, head coach Bob Williams announced today.

"Brandon has expressed his interest in continuing his basketball career at another university, so we have granted him his release," Williams said. "We wish him the best of luck in his future and we appreciate the three years he gave to the Gaucho basketball program."

As a junior, Payton averaged 9.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. He shot 39.5% from the field and 33.3% from three-point range.