DES MOINES, Iowa (BVM) — Brandon Myers played eight seasons in the NFL as a tight end with three different teams, first the Raiders, as their 2009 sixth round draft pick, then the Giants and Buccaneers. Before that he was an All-Big Ten tight end at the University of Iowa and before that he was a high school basketball star.
While at Prairie City Monroe High School, Myers was better known for his basketball skills than his football abilities. He was a four year starter for the Mustangs and helped them get to four straight 2A IHSAA state tournaments. During his senior year, PCM went undefeated and won a state championship in a double overtime game. It was the first state championship in school history.
The 6-foot-3 guard was even invited to the Nike Elite Basketball Camp where he played against future NBA players like Chris Paul. He was being looked at for basketball but in parts thanks to the Nike camp realized his future was in football. The University of Iowa came in late to offer him a scholarship to play football.
When he left PCM he was 10th all-time in the state for scoring with 2,198 points which is also the Mustangs’ school record. He also has the school record for rebounds with 857. It wasn’t just basketball that he had records in, there was a reason for his football scholarship. He has nine school records from his football career.
Many considered him to be the best basketball player in the state by the end of his career. From high school, his football career carried him all the way to the NFL and now 16 years after his basketball career ended he is being recognized for it.
He was inducted into the IHSAA Basketball Hall of Fame on March 13.