A Massachusets natitve, the 5-foot-11 Brantley played his high school ball at Wilbraham & Monson Academy and then Notre Dame Prep. He was an AAU teammate of current Terp Jake Layman - along with Nerlens Noel, Georges Niang, Wayne Seldon and other highly touted prospects - for the prestigious BABC (Boston Amateur Basketball Club), and was among the best players on the squad.
He committed to Marshall out of high school, while gaining interest from schools like Georgetown, Florida and Boston College, but grade issues sent him to junior college. Those issues are apparently settled now, according to IMS. He'll graduate in May and have three remaining years of eligibility at Maryland.
As a player, Brantley is a fantastic shooter and a slick, willing passer. He ran the offense on an absolutely loaded AAU team and was able to distribute the ball well. He's not an explosive athlete or imposing physical force, but he's a very heady player that makes good decisions.
Brantley visited Maryland this past weekend for the Iowa football game. He is Maryland's first commitment in the class of 2015.