Brady Fairbanks




Leech Lake Ojibwe

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Brady Fairbanks, 2007 graduate of Cass Lake Bena High School (MN), was a Minnesota High School All-State athlete in football and basketball. During his high school career, Fairbanks was a three-year starter on the basketball team leading CLB to an 83-11 record, including 42-0 in conference play. In 2006-2007, he led CLB to the Class A State Championship game where the team came up just shy of victory in a memorable game. Accomplishments include:

• Conference MVP (‘06 and ‘07),

• Section 6 MVP (‘06 and ‘07),

• Honorable Mention State (‘06),

• 2nd Team All State (‘07),

• McDonald’s All-American Nominee,

• Minnesota Native American Athlete of the Year,

• National High School Player of the Year (Native Elite Showcase)


Fairbanks accepted a full scholarship to NCAA DII Bemidji State University, becoming a starter and earning a spot on the All-Freshman Team in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Transferring to Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) after his junior year, Fairbanks had a historical year becoming the school’s first male athlete to become a NAIA All-American. Accomplishments include:

• 7th nationally in scoring (20.9),

• 14th in rebounding (6.3),

• First Team All-Conference,

• Conference New-Comer of the Year,

• Team MVP,

• 1,000+ Points (Collegiate Career).

Photos: Haskell Athletics and Ryan White