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Far from home, Howard's Tommy Brenton living basketball dream
Far from home, Howard's Tommy Brenton living basketball dream

As far as first professional seasons go, Clarksville-native Tommy Brenton says he couldn't have drawn things up much better. Last July, Brenton signed a two-year professional basketball contract with Link Tochigi Brex in Japan's National Basketball League and proceeded to help lead the team this past winter to a 31-23 overall record and its first appearance in the playoffs since 2010. Brenton, 25, who was the Howard County Player of the Year at River Hill as a senior in 2006-07 before moving on to play collegiately at Stony Brook, quickly established himself as a versatile forward with Tochigi Brex. On the season, he finished with averages of 4.5 points, 5 rebounds and 3.4...

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