Brandon Dreyvus

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Brandon Dreyvus
(Opossum, F)
ID#93
Pac Brandon Dreyvus sketch.jpg
Illustrated by Pac
No. 59 – Free Agent
Position Forward
Species Opossum ( Didelphidae )
Gender Male
Nickname(s)
Roadkill
Personal information
Born (1986-07-22) July 22, 1986 (age 33)
Halifax, VA
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 252 lb (114 kg)
Shoots Right
Career information
High school Banister River High School (Halifax, VA)
School PredTech of Northern California
FBA draft 2006 / Round: TBD
Pro playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006-2009 Tucson Demons
2009-2011 Galveston Sand Dollars
2011-2013 Kansas City Clefs
2013-Dec 2013 Texas Lone Stars
Dec 2013-2016 Pittsburgh Keystones
2016-2018 Biloxi Voodoo
Contract information
Contract year 2017
Player Contacts
(IC) Agent JTigerclaw
(OOC) Creator Unknown
(OOC) Actor Unknown
(OOC) Usage Ask me before any use

Brandon Tarquin Dreyvus (Opossum, born July 22, 1986) is a male opossum professional basketball player in the Furry Basketball Association who most recently played for the Biloxi Voodoo.

Biography

Dreyvus was born in Arlington, Virginia, the second child of Abraham and Mary Jane Dreyvus.

His paternal grandfather Léon-Marie, the last descendant of a long line of wealthy French Jewish bankers, fled Europe in the late thirties to escape the Nazist persecution. Despite being born and raised in the United States, Lèon-Marie's son Abraham was raised Jewish and married a girl within his faith community. The couple gave birth to two children (Doron and Brandon) before relocating to Halifax, a small town in southern Virginia.

As a kid, Brandon had a natural aptitude for sports of all kinds, but at the same time lacked the patience to commit to a single sport for an extended time period. His youthful exuberance, rowdiness and need to best his peers were channeled into any kind of physical activity where he could display his supremacy – which happened fairly often. One episode that he often recalled was leading an all-possum dodgeball team, the Roadkills, to a shut-out victory in three straight edition of the annual city tournament. He became popular around Halifax as “the Roadkills' leader” and later just as “Roadkill”, a moniker that stuck with him for his whole sports career.

Brandon started playing basketball during high school, after hitting a massive growth spurt that pushed him to 6'5” before turning fifteen. He smashed most of his school's athletic records, famously scoring 63 points in a single game and averaging more than 20 points a game for every season he spent at Banister River High.

At the same time, though, the young opossum started to mature a rebellious behaviour, beginning to question his parents' authority and starting to own his own personal beliefs and actions. Shortly after having his Bar Mitzvah, as Jewish law requires to all boys aged thirteen, he began to distance himself from his parents' faith, entering into conflict with them as they failed to concede him the independence he yearned. As the time came for him to enroll to college, he couldn't wait to move as far as he could from rural Virginia.

Brandon's college career at Predtech of Northern California was brilliant but short, as he decided to declare for the 2006 FBA Draft after his freshman season. He was picked in the first round by the Tucson Demons and quickly became one of the team's strongest cornerstones, despite receiving a short suspension in his rookie year for violating the FBA's drug policy. The Demons' management embraced the young opossum as a vital member of their feline-heavy line-up, and offered Brandon a three-year extension after his rookie contract expired, promising him a central role in the team's ambitious plans through their imminent relocation to Galveston.

However, injuries hampered Dreyvus' path to FBA stardom. He was diagnosed with an injury to his left patella tendon from slipping on spilled beer in The Still during an away game on January 11, 2010, which got the FBA to briefly reconsider alcohol policies in Tennessee after the Galveston Sand Dollars intended to pursue a legal action against the league and the Moonshiners' organization. On November 27, 2010, he underwent surgery after suffering a leg injury in a game against the Idaho Mounties, effectively sidelining him for more than two months.

After testing the waters for a contract renewal during 2011 free agency, the Sand Dollars ultimately settled on trading Dreyvus to the Kansas City Clefs, in exchange for veteran bigfur Jack Howell. Despite surviving the Clefs' relocation to Austin, he never really adapted to the team's playbook, and slid further down the rebranded Lone Stars' rotation as the management brought in promising rookie forward Travis Buckner.

On December 29, 2013, Dreyvus was traded to the Pittsburgh Keystones in exchange for British guard Stripes Quinn. Despite a decidedly rocky first season in Pennsylvania, the opossum manage to regain a starting spot at the beginning of 2015, earning the trust of Head Coach Anton Schumacher with his physical athleticism and defensive skills.

Personal life

On August 12, 2009, Dreyvus married his fiancèe, Tucson-native opossum Erin Tirabassi-Fiereck, in a private ceremony at Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica. They allegedly met during Brandon's days with the Tucson Demons, as she used to work as a PR manager for the team (and later kept her role through the Demons' relocation to Galveston). The couple has four children, two males and two females: son Sequoyah Lenahan (born December 1, 2009), daughter Grainne Moon (born June 21, 2011), son Cosmo Savion (born September 28, 2013), and daughter Hunter Nya (born May 22, 2015).

Even among FBA casuals, Dreyvus is widely known for his trademark spiky blue hair and extensive tattoos. He is one of the FBA's biggest cultors of body modification, sporting a variety of piercings and one of the league's most impressive ink collections.

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