Utah State Men's Basketball - WAC Tournament Quarterfinals
A big wing that brings both skill and toughness to the court... Is an excellent student with very high character.
Earned honorable mention Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Region 18 honors as a freshman at the College of Southern Idaho as he averaged 10.0 points and 5.2 rebounds, while shooting 46.8 percent from the field (130-278), 31.0 percent from three-point range (13-42) and 69.5 percent at the free throw line (98-141)... During his one year at CSI, Bruneel scored in double-figures 18 times, including four 20-point games and recorded four double-doubles as he helped lead the Golden Eagles to a 33-4 record and a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship... Scored in double-figures twice during the national tournament, earning NJCAA all-tournament team honors... Along with winning the NJCAA National Championship, CSI also won the SWAC Championship, Region 18 Championship and District I title during the 2010-11 season.
Prepped at Eagle (Idaho) High School where he was named the 2008 Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year following his senior season when he averaged 23.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per game... He also earned first-team all-state honors in 2008 as he was the top scorer in Idaho... Following high school, Bruneel served a two-year LDS Church Mission in the Philippines... Bruneel will be the third Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year to play for Morrill at Utah State joining current Aggie forward Brady Jardine (Twin Falls) who won the award in 2006 and former Aggie forward Spencer Nelson (Pocatello) who was named Idaho's Player of the Year in 1997.
Full name is Mitchell Gerard Bruneel... Born Oct. 6, 1989 in Boise, Idaho... One of five children of Craig and Pam Bruneel... Brother Riley is a freshman basketball player at Big Bend (Wash.) Community College... Majoring in business... Enjoys camping, boating and wake-boarding... His last name is pronounced brew-kneel.