Born 11/13/61 in Cedar City, Utah ... parents are George and Beth Applegate ... was senior class president and lettermen's club president at Tooele ... graduated with a 3.6 GPA ... pursuing studies in liberal arts.
Brett played both basketball and football for Tooele High ... was recruited more heavily for football than for basketball ... was all-state and all-region in football ... in basketball Brett was a two-time all-state ... was BCI All-American ... was one-on-one state champion and one-on-one junior national champion ... voted MVP for region and county ... as a senior, Brett averaged 27 points and 15 rebounds ... coached by Mike Johnsen (Mesa College, Colo.).
At Snow College (Ephraim, Utah), Brett was named the Junior College Player of the Year ... was an All-American and two-time all-region and all-conference ... was conference MVP ... played on the USA Select Men's Team in the Jones Cup at Taipei, Taiwan and in the Seoul Invitational in Korea ... as a freshman he averaged 25 points with 11 rebounds per game ... as a sophomore he averaged 29 points and 14 rebounds per game ... recruited by several schools.
Year Games FGs % FTs % Rbds. Pts. Avg.
1982-83 29 142 .449 72 .706 214 356 12.3
1983-84 31 171 .476 107 .699 352 449 14.5
1982-1983 | Junior Year
Started nearly every game during '82-'83 ... was BYU's number two scorer ... led the Cougars in rebounding during the conference season ... named WAC player-of-the-week vs. New Mexico and UTEP on the road when he combined for 39 points and 20 rebounds ... his 17 rebounds in his opening WAC game against San Diego State in Provo was a season high for BYU and he combined that rebounding tally with 20 points vs. SDSU ... against Wyoming in Provo he was named Chevrolet player-of-the-game with 16 points and 10 rebounds ... was named to Basketball Times first-team all-junior college transfers for '82-'83 ... selected to the second team All-WAC ... averaged 15.1 ppg and 9.1 rebounds in WAC play.
1983-1984 | Senior Year
Was among the nation's leaders in rebounding, finishing the season with an average of 11.4 rebounds per game ... his 14.5 points per game was the second-best total on the team ... He was also named to the All-WAC first team.