At Allen, the 6’1” Senior Guard averaged 14.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. He shot 48 percent from the field and made 31 3-pointers. Coming off a football season in which he played quarterback, he scored 20 points or more seven times, including a 25-point effort against Northampton.
“Darnell was our leader, he kept things together for us on and off the court,” said Coach Doug Snyder. “He’s a very smart kid. He took care of things when I wasn’t around.”
He was a first-team all-LVC selection, ranking seventh in the voting.Â “I was very pleased with my year,” Braswell said. “Coming in, I wanted to make all-league and all-area. The team has to be very happy with what we accomplished.”
Braswell was one of the most decorated players to ever play for Coach Coval and DeSales University. He finished his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,745 career points. He is also the all-time leader in three-pointers made (192), ranks fifth all-time in rebounds (747), 14th all-time in steals (128), and third all-time in double-doubles with 20.
Braswell was named the MAC Freedom Player of the Year twice, the NABC Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year twice, the ECAC South Region Player of the twice, and the D3hoops.com Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year once. He was a three-time member of the MAC Freedom All-Conference Team, earning Second-Team honors as a sophomore and First-Team honors as a junior and senior.Â He was a three-time First-Team All-American — twice with the NABC and once with DIII News, while also earning Second-Team All-American honors with D3hoops.comn as a senior. Braswell helped the Bulldogs win two MAC Freedom Championships in 2009 and 2010 and led DeSales to the NCAA “Elite Eight” as a junior and the NCAA “Sweet 16” as a senior.
Following graduation, Braswell participated in professional basketball showcases in Las Vegas, NV and Brooklyn, NY.
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