Charlotte, NC - Head Coach Dan Larkin announced the return of Cape Coral, FL native Brandon Kostyk to the Johnson & Wales men's basketball program on Wednesday. Kostyk, a 6-2 shooting guard, played his freshman season for the Wildcats in 2017-2018.
Kostyk played 4 games for the Wildcats on the back end of an injury riddled freshman campaign. In those 4 games, he averaged 13.3 points per game while hitting 4 three point field goals per contest.
Brandon spent his sophomore year as a member of the Thomas University men's basketball program in Thomasville, GA. At Thomas, Kostyk started in 14 of 26 games for the Night Hawks, netting a team high 54 three point field goals on 43% three point field goal percentage.
In his prep years at Mariner High School, Kostyk led the Tritons to the FHSAA Class 6A championship game. He averaged 11 points and six rebounds on the year, leading Mariner to a 23-8 record. He is the son of Jim and Bonnie Kostyk and plans to continue pursuing a degree in Business.
"Brandon had some tough luck in terms of injuries while he was here in Charlotte during his freshman year, but we could not be more excited that he is coming back into the fold for next season. He completely changes the game with his ability to make shots, and his game IQ is going to elevate our team tremendously," said Wildcats Head Coach Dan Larkin. "Of all the great things that the guys who played with and coached Brandon say about him, I am most excited about his work ethic. Having a guy like Brandon who loves to be in the gym and work on his craft day and night is what our program is all about."