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The 5-7 shooting guard from Vacherie, La. (pronounced VESS-er-ee) has joined starters Emily Cady, Hailie Sample and Tear'a Laudermill in leading the Huskers to 75 wins and three consecutive NCAA Tournament trips. They will have a chance to become the first class in Husker history to lead the Big Red to four straight NCAA tournaments in 2015.
Jeffery has played 95 games with nine starts over the last three seasons, averaging 3.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game in her career. She has regularly been one of NU's top guards off the bench the past three seasons and could continue in that role while also challenging for a spot in the Nebraska starting five.
"Brandi has a great scorer's mentality but she is also capable of making some great passes," Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. "She has the ability to shoot well beyond traditional three-point range and the ability to put the ball on the floor and knock down mid-range jumpers. She also has the strength and athleticism to guard bigger players at the defensive end."
She averaged 3.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. She produced her third double-figure scoring effort of the season with 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting in Nebraska's 76-56 win over No. 24 Michigan State Feb. 8. It was her ninth career double-figure scoring performance.
Jeffery played a huge role in NU's comeback from 14 points down in the second half to beat Minnesota 88-85 in overtime on Jan. 16. Jeffery scored all 10 of her points in the second half, including a career-high three three-pointers. She followed that game with eight points off the bench against Purdue on Jan. 19. Jeffery capped the regular season with nine points in a career-high 31 minutes at No. 19 Purdue on March 2.
Jeffery produced a season-high 11 points to go along with three rebounds, a season-high-tying four assists and two steals in NU's 63-38 win over Creighton on Dec. 14.
Jeffery helped the Huskers take control of the game in the final five minutes of the first half, having a hand in each of NU's last 10 points. Jeffery was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field, including a three-pointer, and 2-for-2 at the line against the Jays.
Her performance against Creighton followed a strong six-point, four-assist effort in 21 minutes of action off the bench in Nebraska's win over Utah State on Dec. 8. She hit 2-of-3 three-pointers against the Aggies. Jeffery added five points and three rebounds while hitting her first three-pointer of the season at No. 18 North Carolina on Dec. 4.
Jeffery opened the season as a starter with nine points, four rebounds, a career-high four assists and two steals in NU's run past UCLA on Nov. 8. Jeffery pitched in four points, a rebound, an assist and a steal in a win over Alabama on Nov. 11. She went scoreless in her final start at Utah on Nov. 15, before managing two points off the bench in a win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 21.
Jeffery suffered an injury in practice before NU's game with Southern on Nov. 24 and was held out of the game. She returned in a somewhat limited role against UMass-Lowell on Nov. 27 but did not score. She was held scoreless again and played just four minutes in NU's loss to Washington State on Nov. 30.
After helping the Huskers to the 2013 NCAA Sweet 16 as one of NU's top players off the bench, Jeffery underwent successful knee surgery in the offseason.
Jeffery missed two games (at Penn State, Michigan State) with a foot injury, while her playing time at Minnesota and against Illinois was also limited by the injury. She was bothered by a knee injury late in the year that required offseason surgery.
She also missed two games (Creighton, Florida State) following the death of her grandmother. Her playing time against Idaho State and South Florida was also limited because of her family commitments.
Jeffery averaged 3.5 points and 1.9 rebounds while playing in 30 games to help NU to its second NCAA Sweet 16. She scored five first-half points to ignite NU’s 19-2 run to take control in Nebraska’s 74-63 win at No. 9 Texas A&M to advance to the Norfolk Regional semfinals.
She produced double figures in each of NU’s first two games of 2012-13, but scored more than five points just one more time (Purdue, 8) until her effort at Iowa Feb. 11. She added six points on a pair of threes at Michigan Feb. 21. She added four points in NU’s win at Wisconsin Feb. 28, before striking for eight points and three rebounds in NU’s Big Ten Tournament win over Iowa, March 3.
Jeffery had 10 points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal in her first career start against North Carolina A&T Nov. 9. She added 10 more points, four rebounds and two steals in NU’s win over Temple on Nov. 11.
Jeffery produced five points, three rebounds and a steal in 16 minutes against Oral Roberts Dec. 20, before adding two points and a career-high matching three assists against Grambling State.
Jeffery opened Big Ten play with two points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal in 12 minutes against Wisconsin Jan. 2. She sparked NU against No. 14 Purdue, scoring eight points, grabbing four steals and dishing out two assists in the first half. She managed two points and a rebound against Illinois.
Jeffery played in all 33 games, including Nebraska's first-round NCAA Tournament game with Kansas in Little Rock, Ark., March 18. She played a season-low three minutes against the Jayhawks. Jeffery scored in 24 of NU's 33 games, including three double-figure scoring efforts. She scored five or more points on 13 occasions.
Jeffery was big in the Huskers' Big Ten semifinal win over No. 14 Ohio State, sparking NU's 40-10 surge by scoring all eight of her points in the first half, while adding five rebounds and two assists.
She erupted for a career-high-tying 12 points and three steals in Nebraska's win over Florida State Nov. 27. Jeffery hit a go-ahead three to give NU its first lead of the game at 55-52 to help erase a 13-point second-half deficit.
Jeffery set her career high with 12 points against Mississippi Valley State Nov. 15. She grabbed a season-best five rebounds to go along with seven points, two assists and two steals in a win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 12. She added 10 points, four boards and three steals in a career-high 27 minutes against Texas-Pan American Dec. 4.
Jeffery produced one of the best efforts of her career with eight points on perfect shooting with career highs of six rebounds and three assists in NU's 71-57 win over No. 8 Ohio State Feb. 26. She added five points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in the Huskers' win over Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
She contributed eight points and a pair of three-pointers off the bench at No. 10 Ohio State Jan. 19. Jeffery scored six big points on two threes to help NU to a 77-72 win at Iowa Jan. 8. She added six points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals at Minnesota Feb. 13. She had five points, two assists and a career-high six steals in Nebraska's win over Vermont Dec. 18.
Jeffery finished with 38 steals on the year, including three steals and a career-high-tying three assists in NU's win at No. 16 Penn State Dec. 30. She added two steals, two assists and a key three-pointer in Nebraska's win over Iowa Jan. 26.
Jeffery hit a pair of huge free throws in the third overtime of Nebraska's epic 93-89 3OT win at No. 15 Purdue Feb. 15. She added a pair of assists against the Boilermakers.
The New Orleans metro area scoring champion each of her final three seasons for Coach Justin Adams at St. James High School, Jeffery averaged 22.3 points per game as a junior and 21.9 points per game as a sophomore. She was also a three-time Louisiana all-state selection (Class 3A, 2010, 2011, Class 2A, 2009). Jeffery was also a three-time Times-Picayune All-Metro selection and a three-time all-district pick.
Prior to her senior year, Jeffery was ranked as the No. 45 guard in the nation by ESPNU/HoopGurlz.
Jeffery played club basketball for the New Orleans Domino's under the direction of Tami Reynolds and Charlie Domino. Her club team finished fourth nationally in 2008-09, and won Louisiana state titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
An excellent all-around athlete, she also helped St. James' 4x100-meter relay team to a third-place finish at the 2009 Class 2A state track and field championships.
Brandi is a child, youth and family studies major at Nebraska. She earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2011 and the spring semester of 2014. She was also a member of the inaugural Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014.
Jeffery chose Nebraska over Mississippi.
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