Yale's Brandon Sherrod Leaving Basketball Team to Sing A Capella

brandon-sherrodBrandon Sherrod averaged 6.8 points and 4.3 rebounds for the Yale basketball team last season. Sherrod, who will be a senior next season, has decided to leave the basketball team to join Yale’s Whiffenpoofs, “the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group.” Yes, that is aca-awesome, but it might be the least interesting thing about Sherrod. Via the Washington Times:

Sherrod is a political science major, whose ultimate goal is to be mayor of Bridgeport. But he said he also hopes to pursue basketball professionally, and then perhaps form a band. He’s has never had any formal voice training, but plays the drums and saxophone and a little keyboard by ear.

Sherrod is one of 14 seniors who have been selected to carry on the tradition of the Whiffenpoofs, which were founded in 1909. As part of the group, Sherrod will get to perform all over the world. He is *this close* to regionals.

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