2024 Branden Carlson
Collegiate Male Athlete of the Year

Branden Carlson

Basketball, University of Utah

The most significant puzzle piece in the rebuild of Utah’s basketball team, Branden Carlson anchored the Runnin’ Utes to their first winning record since 2019-20.

A two-time All-Pac-12 selection, Carlson led the team with 16.4 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks last season, while shooting nearly 50% from the field. The center finished with a 22-game double-digit scoring streak—including three-straight double-doubles to end the year.

In the 2023-24 season, the fifth-year senior is sporting a record-breaking career year, becoming the only Pac-12 player to score 1,500 points, grab 700 rebounds, record 200 blocks, and dish out 100 assists.