Press Release courtesy of USC Athletics
Setter Jameson McKibbin of Punahou School in Honolulu (Hi.) and outside hitter Brandon Browning of Corona del Mar (Calif.) High School have signed letters of intent with the USC men’s volleyball program and will join the team in the fall of 2018, Trojan head coach Jeff Nygaard announced today (Nov. 14).
The 6-3 McKibbin, who has a USC volleyball lineage, earned 2017 FloVolleyball Boys’ All-American second team and All-Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division I second team honors as a junior at Punahou. Punahou won the 2017 Hawaii Division I state championship and he made the All-Tournament Team. He was a member of the 2017 USA Volleyball High Performance Youth A1 Team. He helped the Spike & Serve Volleyball Club to a bronze medal at the 2016 (16 Open) and 2017 (17 Open) Junior Olympics, making the 16 Open All-Tournament team. He was a member of the Ka Ulukoa team that won a 14 Open gold medal at the 2014 Junior Olympics and the Outrigger Canoe Club team that won a silver at the 2013 Junior Olympics. He also played beach volleyball, helping Punahou to the 2016 and 2017 Hawaii state beach championships. He and Ryan Wilcox won the 2016 Hawaii state beach pairs title. He has 4 McKibbin relatives with USC volleyball roots: his brother, Riley, was a setter (2008-11) and led USC to a pair of NCAA Championship appearances (placing second in 2009 and tied for third in 2011); another brother, Maddison, was an outside hitter (2010-12, 2014) on a pair of Trojan teams that played in the NCAA Championships (runnerup in 2012 after tying for third in 2011); his uncle, Owen, lettered in 1983-84-86-87, as the Trojans finished second at the NCAA Championships his final 2 seasons; and his aunt, Claudia, was a letterwinner on the Women of Troy’s 1980 national championship team. His mother, Diana McInerny McKibbin, played volleyball at Hawaii (1978-79) and on the beach.
The 6-6 Browning earned 2017 All-CIF Division 1 first team and All-Pacific League first team honors as a junior at Corona del Mar. He had 259 kills, 74 digs, 25 aces and 24 blocks in 2017. Corona del Mar was the 2017 CIF Division 1 champion and 2016 runnerup, as well as the 2016 state runnerup. He was the starting outside hitter on the USA Volleyball Boys Youth National Team that played in the 2017 FIVB U19 World Championship in Bahrain. He helped the USA Volleyball Boys Youth National Team win a silver medal at the 2016 NORCECA U19 Continental Championship in Havana, Cuba, and qualify for the 2017 FIVB Boys U19 World Championship. He helped the 949 Volleyball Club to gold medals at the 2015 (15 Open) and 2016 (16 Open) Junior Olympics, making the All-Tournament Team both years.