Aaron Jordan “A. J.” Bramlett 
Born: January 10, 1977 Dekalb, Illinois 
High School: La Cueva High School (NM) 1994
College: University of Arizona 1999

 

 

 

 

High School:

  • 3-year letterman and helped the team win over 60 games in the three years
  • Led the Bears to the 4A State Championship in 1994
  • Left La Cueva High School with many basketball records
    • Still hold the record for most offensive rebounds in game with 13 rebounds.
    • Still hold the record for most blocked shots in game with 10 blocks.
    • Still hold the record for highest field goal percentage in a season at 65%
    • Held the most points in a game of 37 in 1994. It was broken by Bryce Alford.
    • 2nd Highest scoring average in a season with 24.3 points per game.
    • 2nd Most Field goals made in a season with 245.
    • 2nd Most free throws made in a season with 118 free throws made.
    • Still hold the record for most rebounds in a season with 312 rebounds
    • Still hold the record for most blocked shots in a season with 93 blocks
    • 3rd most points scored in a season with 608.
  • 3-time All-City 1993-1995
  • 3-time All-District 1993-1195; First Team All-District 1994 & 1995
  • 3-time All- State 1993-1995; First Team All-State 1994 & 1995
  • 3-time Tribune – Gardenswartz Sports Honoree
  • 1994 Tribune Metro Player of the Year
  • 1994 Gatorade Player of the Year
  • 1994 New Mexico Player of the Year
  • 1994 North All-Star player
  • 1995 Reebok All-American Game MVP
  • Member of the 1994 BCI National Tournament Championship team
  • Nike All-American Camp 1994 

College:

  • 4-year letterman
  • Named Team Co-Captain his senior year
  • Helped the Wildcats win the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship in 1997.
  • Leading rebounder for the entire NCAA Tournament
  • All-Pac 10 Freshmen Team 1996
  • NCAA Final Four 1st team 1997
  • Helped the team win the PAC-10 Conference Championship
  • Nike NIT All-Stars 1998 (Italy)
  • Named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1998 & 1999
  • Leading the team in rebounding in 1997, 1998, & 1999
  • Finished his career sixth on the school’s career list for rebounding and 25th in scoring
  • First-team All-Pac-10  1999 
  • University of Arizona’s Coaches Award recipient
  • Invited to play with the USA National Team in the summer of 1997, but could not participate because of commitment to play with his college team against the Australian National Team

Professional:

AJ played college and professional basketball games in 22 countries over his career – United States, Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Russia, Serbia. Slovenia, Spain and Ukraine

  • Drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round and 39th pick of the 1999 NBA Draft
  • Played only eight games with Cleveland, and was waived in January 2000
  • 2000 Continental Basketball Association – La Crosse Bobcats   
  • 2000-2001 Joined Grupo Capitol Valladolid in the Spanish league played for the Forum Valladolid team (Valladolid, Spain)
    • Played in the Spanish All-Star game in 2001
  • 2001 -2005 moved to play for Caprabo Lleida, now Plus Pujol Lleida. (Lleida, Spain)
    • Liga Catalana Champions in 2003 & 2004
    • Copa Andalucia Champions in 2005
  • 2005-2006 played for Caja San Fernando ACB (Seville, Spain)
  • 2006-2008 played for ASK Riga (Riga, Lativa)
    • Helped the team win the Latvian Championship in 2007
    • Baltic League Leading Rebounder in 2007
    • Baltic League All-Star Game and Latvian League All-Star game in 2007
    • Eurobasketball.com All-Latvian League Center of the Year 2007
    • Eurobasketball.com Latvian League All-Imports Team 2007
    • Latvian League All-Star Game 2008
  • April 2008 – September 2010 Director of Sports Marketing & On-Air Personality at FM Sports Radio 101.7 The TEAM
  • Shooting Stars Basketball Camp 2011
  • General Manager of New Mexico Activities Sports Properties April 2017 to present
  • Fitness Specialist of Z-Health Performance Solutions March 2014 to present March 2014 – Present

Community Involvement:

  • University of Arizona 1995-1999
    • Celebrity Chef’s Fundraiser
    • Lame for Game – wheelchair
    • Basketball Clinics at the McKale Center
    • Visited hospitals with the team
    • Classroom visits to promote importance of education and teamwork through sports
  • NBA Cares 2000 – Habitat for Humanity; visits to the area hospitals
  • ACB Spain 2000-2006 – visits to pediatric and oncology units in hospitals plus school classroom visits and fundraisers
  • Latvia 2006-2008 
    • Annual Holiday fundraiser for adolescent homeless in Riga, Lativa
    • Visits to hospital children’s wards and schools
    • After game dinners for underprivileged youths
  • Co-Founder of the Run The Walk – April 2011 to present
  • Board member of ALSA-NM (The ALS Association – New Mexico Chapter 2017 to present

 

Family:

  • Two sons, Daylen and Drew