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|No. 46 – Restricted Free Agent|
|Species||Maned Wolf ( Canidae )|
June 30, 1985|
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
|Listed height||7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)|
|Listed weight||260 lb (118 kg)|
|College||Pensacola Predatorial & Mechanical|
|FBA draft||2006 / Round: 2|
|Selected by the Montana Howlers|
|Pro playing career||2006–present|
|2013-2014||San Jose Thrust|
|2015-2017||Texas Lone Stars|
|2017-Jan 2018||Plymouth Taproots|
|Career highlights and awards|
|(IC) Agent||Rodger Reichenbach (male Eurasian badger)|
|(OOC) Creator||Buck Hopper|
|(OOC) Usage||Ask me before any use|
Chrystopher Jaheel “Chrys” Brachy (Maned Wolf, born June 30, 1985) is a professional basketball player for the Texas Lone Stars of the Furry Basketball Association. He has won championships with the Stanislaus Thrust in 2011 and with the Dakota Bikers in 2013.
Brachy was born and grew up in Charlotte Amalie, the capital and largest city of the U.S. Virgin Islands. His father Vernon Brachy, an enterprising maned wolf with an insatiable wanderlust, was born in Winter Garden, Florida and emigrated to the islands in the late seventies – where he fell in love with Tawni Joseph, the only daughter of a local rum distiller, while working as a clerk in her dad's distillery. The couple married and fathered two siblings, Chrys and Amber, born three years apart from each other.
Little Chrys was not so little anymore after an early growth spurt pushed him over 6' before he turned thirteen, much to the astonishment of his parents. As he grew, the young wolf felt increasingly uneasy among his peers because of his abnormal stature, so his father pushed him towards basketball in the hope that competing in a sport where his height was a distinct advantage would build his son's confidence.
By age 18, Chrys was 7'1” - already the tallest individual in the U.S. Virgin Islands – and had virtually no competition across the small American dependency. It was painfully clear, however, that he needed to leave the small confines of his island if he wanted to have a concrete chance at the pro leagues. Tracing back his father's steps, he flew to Florida and enrolled to Pensacola Predatorial & Mechanical, where he inherited Eve Pasillas' starting spot – the crocodile bigfur having graduated to the FBA just a few months earlier.
While on Pensacola P&M, Chrys' main challenge was bulking up and improving his nearly non-existent inside game. That happened to an extent, as Brachy was regarded as a good player and a team cornerstone during his three years at Pensacola, but not an up-and-coming superstar. His decision to skip his final year of eligibility and declare for the 2006 Draft turned very few heads, and most analysts hadn't him on their radars as the draft came near.
However, Brachy lucked out into being called in the second round by the Montana Howlers, still in the midst of their predator-spree which brought lots and lots of big felines and canines to the black-and-blue. Pensacola P&M, with its long tradition as one of the nation's main hub for predator species, was one of the Howlers' traditional “hunting grounds”, and Montana's scouts were able to perceive some assets of Brachy that had been mostly kept hidden.
Chrys' rookie season was mostly uneventful, as he was benched behind All-Star bigfurs Julio Onca and Nohea Holokai. He struggled to crack the rotation, but impressed the coaching staff for his dedition and hard work. However, after Onca maimed lapine superstar Buck Hopper and got suspended, Montana's management traded the maned wolf to Stanislaus along with Jack Howell in exchange for coyote veteran Charles Yotechuk, the guy they'd chosen to substitute the suspended panther as starting power forward. As a number of players on the team, Brachy himself had been hit hard by the aftermath of Hopper's clawing, and had questioned his will to keep playing alongside Onca – even going forward as to suggest a trade to Montana's GM. In the end, circumstances ensured that him and Howell got their wish.
It seemed only fitting that the young maned wolf ended on the bunny's team. During his four-year tenure as a member of the NorCal franchise, Brachy rarely came off deep reserve, but he was always ready to battle when Don Von Wasser summoned him to take some weight off the starting centers' shoulders. He got to the FBA Finals for the first time in 2009 (with Stanislaus losing to Huntsville in a dramatic Game 7) and was a critical part of the Modesto franchise's first championship run two seasons later.
During the 2011 off-season, he was initially offered a 3 year, 9-million contract by the Galveston Sand Dollars. However, the Texan franchise pulled the offer in order to try luring JTigerclaw into re-signing with his home team, and Brachy was forced to accept a minimum contract offer from the Biloxi Mudpuppies. After a short, uneventful stint with the Mississippi franchise, he found himself without a team, right at the beginning of the 2012-13 season.
It was then that Buck Hopper, recently traded to the Dakota Bikers, suggested his name to the Bikers' GM as a possible pick-up to fill up the 15-furs roster. Brachy was a close confidant of Hopper during his Stanislaus days, and the rabbit wanted to be surrounded by players he could trust upon his relocation to hated Dakota: other than Hopper, Brachy re-connected with Blythe Nacht, another member of the Thrust's 2011 championship run. The team led by Hopper and Ryan Malone went on to a strong post-season run, upsetting the top-seeded Winnipeg Voyageurs and ultimately defeating the Tallahassee Typhoons in six games in their way to earn Buck (and Chrys) their second ring in three seasons.
During the 2013-14 off-season, Brachy was again a free agent, having exhausted a second one-year contract in a row. Bikers and Thrust (now in San Jose) fought tooth and nails to ensure the maned wolf's services, but he was ultimately signed-and-traded to the Albany Alphas in exchange for Susan Kruegar and Kenta Yamashita, then traded back to the Thrust in exchange for fellow center Joshua Koda and a second round pick. He averaged 2.0 points and 5.4 minutes per game, mostly coming off the bench and never finding much space in the rotation.
At the end of the season, San Jose's GM Foo-Foo traded Brachy back to Albany in exchange for Craig Reinhardt (later wheeled to Pittsburgh) and cap space. The maned wolf's numbers increased slightly, as Albany had to deal with several injuries to their bigfurs during the 2014-15 regular season. A strong title run brought the New York-based team to the FBA Finals after a decade, earning Brachy his fourth Finals appearance in seven years – an unmatched record since the times of Healey Davis.
After having dated each other for almost two years, Brachy and fellow maned wolf Elisabeth Bookwalter had just broken up when she found out she was pregnant with his pup. Chrys' first son Nahir Clayton was born on January 30, 2011, and to this day is still living with her mother in Tracy, California. Despite having separated, the couple is still on good terms – Brachy exploiting every opportunity to pay his son a visit, other than having little Nahir spending time at his place during summer.
Brachy has been described by his teammates and coaches as one of the hardest-working individuals in the league. He's always willing to put in the extra work, and credits that as the factor that allowed him to survive in the league for nine years over hundreds of other bench players. Although being a little temperamental at times, he is strongly defensive of his teammates and will always have their back, another trait that has made him popular on most teams he played for.
Brachy is a Christian and attends church every Sunday whenever possible. He has Bible verse Hebrew 12:13 (“Mark out a straight path for your feet. Then those who follow you, though they are weak and lame, will not stumble and fall but become strong.”) tattooed on the left side of his back, other than the Virgin Islands insignia on his sternum.
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