Brandon Hendricks Wiki – Biography
Brandon Hendricks, who graduated from James Monroe High School last week, was shot once in the neck around 11:50 p.m. Sunday at Davidson Avenue and 176th Street in the Bronx. He was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Monroe assistant coach Chris Salgado told The Post Hendricks initially was planning to attend prep school, but he had decided on going to junior college at West Hills College in California. A full qualifier, he was only planning to spend one year there. He played for Monroe for three years after attending Fordham Prep as a freshman.
This past season, he averaged 12 points, six assists and two steals per game as the Eagles’ point guard.
“He was an athlete. He was a leader. He was charming. Everybody loved him,” Salgado said. “He was just a people’s person. That’s why it hurts so much, because he wasn’t a street kid.”
Brandon Hendricks Age
Brandon Hendricks was 17 years old.
Cause of Death
Brandon Hendricks, was at a birthday party in Morris Heights with friends when shots rang out, pal Hammad Singleton said as he described his friend’s final moments.
“In the blink of an eye, me and my friends are running away,” Singleton, 18, said. “I turn around and he told me, ‘I got hit,’ and I just seen it.”
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“I grabbed him and said we can’t stop right here because there’s more shots going off,” he said. “He stopped at the steps and we sat him down. He started wobbling. So, I sat him down. My friends took off his shirt and I’m holding that for him. I’m talking to him: ‘You’re good bro, you’re good?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, I’m okay, I’m okay.’”
“He’s trying to smile. He’s trying to talk to me: ‘I’m good, I’m good,’” recalled Singleton, who goes by the nickname Bam. “He said, ‘Yo, Bam, I love you. Call my mom.’”
“He just closed his eyes,” Singleton said. “He didn’t say anything else after that. That was it.”
According to the Instagram Post: “RIP Diddy ❤️
I have so many fond memories of the short time that I spent with Brandon while he was with us on this Earth. He was a charismatic, humble young man. He listened and respected everyone. He was an awesome team mate. Thoughtful, kind and caring. Full of life and positivity. I’ve never met anyone who had anything bad to say about him. He was a remarkable basketball player. Incredible handle and quickness. He was our leader on and off the floor for the past 2 seasons. Just graduated from HS two days ago. His whole life ahead of him…why did he have to be taken from us so soon?
I have so many special memories of Brandon that I’ll treasure for ever. Many of them on the court during our countless hours of practice. Many of them in the games. Win or lose we could always count on him to fight and give his best.
Some of my fondest memories of Brandon was not on the court but in my Geometry class. Brandon was so inquisitive and intelligent. His questions, thoughtfulness and summaries always moved the class forward. He would bounce around the class helping his classmate until they got it. His effort in class was equal to his effort on the court…why was he taken away so soon?
What can we do as a community and a society to prevent our Princes from killing each other so senselessly? I’m pretty certain that the bullets that took Brandon’s life were not meant for him. He wasn’t that kind of a kid. But those bullets should not have been meant for anyone. We need to find a way to get our young brothers to value not just the lives of others, but to value their lives. Two lives were lost last night. Two families will be devastated, and our hearts will be eternally broken. The senseless violence has to stop.
We’ve lost a special part of our family.
RIP Brandon. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Witnesses told police that Hendricks “had been engaged in a verbal dispute” before the shooting, sources said. But Singleton said he was just a bystander.
“It really wasn’t meant for him,” he said. “Wrong place, wrong time. The people who were with me are all basketball players. Nothing to do with the streets.”
A standout student-athlete at the school, Hendricks was captain of the basketball team over the past two years, was weighing college options, his family said.
“He was a fierce competitor but also a very supportive guy,” James Monroe basketball coach Nigel Thompson said. “That is why you see all this outpouring of love and support.”
“It’s hard because you can’t bring him back,” Thompson said, lamenting how Hendricks had become a victim of the city’s growing gun-violence. “He had so much promise. It’s hard to deal with the senseless violence that plagues our streets.”