The Story of Larry Bradley

First it was reported that Larry Bradley would end up at Minnehaha Academy, now reports show him enrolling at Eastview.  Lots of questions about him, so let's layout what's in the public record about the 6'5" guard.

2007-2008 Season
Freshman at Milwaukee Vincent.  #1 ranked player in Wisconsin for the 2011 class by Wishoops.  #95 in the nation by Hoopscoop.  Averages 9.3 PPG.  I saw him in person at the 2007 WBY Shootout (along with my 1st viewing of current Sacramento Kings draft pick DeMarcus Cousins) and said this "Larry Bradley (Vincent). He doesn't play like a freshman. Solid guard and you'll hear more about him down the road. Vincent ran a surprising amount of stuff for him."  I thought far more of him then than I did of Deonte Burton last season (also the state's top Frosh from Vincent).

His head coach, Wisconsin legend Tom Diener, called him the most advanced first year player he's ever coached.

2008-2009 Season
Vincent coach Tom Diener leaves.  Bradley transfers to Milwaukee suburban powerhouse Wauwatosa East (alma mater of Devin Harris).  Wauwatosa East is coming off a 24-1 state championship season and a 5 straight conference titles with a combined league record of 66-4.  WIAA denies his transfer because his parents still live in Milwaukee, but will allow the transfer when his uncle becomes his legal guardian.  That finally happens at Christmas after 7 of 20 regular season games have passed.  He was allowed to play JV but showed up late for 1st JV game.  He scores 7 points in his 1st 3 games.  Played minimal minutes in a playoff game and then didn't take part in huddles.  Leaves team after that playoff game.

May 2009
Bradley and 2 other students are charged with attempted armed robbery and false imprisonment.

2009-2010 Season
Bradley transfers to Huntington Prep.  Huntington Prep is best known for OJ Mayo and is a self-proclaimed basketball factory.  Doesn't appear to have played.

2010 AAU Season
Plays with Milwaukee Spartans (now DTA Spartans) during the early spring period.  Has nice showing at Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions over Memorial Day weekend.  Was going to join Grassroots for their July tournament here but didn't make it.  Finished the summer playing with the Iowa Barnstormers in Las Vegas.  ESPN names him their surprise player at the Fab 48.  They call him "the quintessential glue guy".

August 2010
Reports are that he'll transfer to Minnehaha Academy and reclassify to class of 2012.

September 2010
Enrolls at Eastview

1 comment:

  1. Czar, just an FYI, Huntington Prep is not the place OJ Mayo played at. He went to Huntington HS with Patrick Patterson. Huntington Prep just started last season with help of their coach Rob Fulford. Fulford was originally with Mountain State Academy but had some administrative differences forced him to leave.


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