Meiklejohn Becomes Golden Bears Career 3-Point Leader

Jan. 22, 2024

University of Alberta guard Brandon Meiklejohn made history Friday (Jan. 19), when the Team Alberta alumnus became the Golden Bears’ all-time leader for three-pointers made.

Less than three minutes into Alberta’s 89-72 victory at the University of Fraser Valley, Meiklejohn hit his 179th career three-pointer, breaking Greg DeVries’ program record that had stood for nearly three decades. DeVries, a two-time All-Canadian, made 178 three-pointers over his five seasons with the Golden Bears from 1991-92 to 1995-96.


After draining four triples to help Alberta defeat the Cascades 84-73 on Saturday (Jan. 20), Meiklejohn now has 184 three-pointers in his five-season career. He is currently tied for 17th all-time in Canada West men’s basketball history and needs 16 three-pointers over Alberta’s remaining six regular season games to become just the 13th player in conference history with 200 treys.

This has been a history-making campaign for Meiklejohn, who leads Canada West with 46 three-pointers this season. In Alberta’s 89-74 win over UNBC on Nov. 24, the fifth-year sharpshooter set a program single-game record with 10 three-pointers while scoring 41 points, the most by a Golden Bears player since Rick Stanley dropped 44 in 1990.

A graduate of Harry Ainlay high school in Edmonton, Meiklejohn spent two summers as part of the Alberta Basketball Association (ABA) provincial program. He suited up for the U17 Boys team at the 2016 Canada Basketball national championships, then helped Alberta capture a historic first-ever silver medal at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.

Meiklejohn and the Golden Bears are back in action this Friday (Jan. 26) and Saturday (Jan. 27) when Alberta entertains the University of Regina Cougars at the Saville Centre.

ABA extends many congratulations to Brandon on his tremendous accomplishment.