Tony Bradley (basketball)

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Tony Bradley
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No. 13 – Utah Jazz
Position Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1998-01-08) January 8, 1998 (age 19)
Bartow, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school Bartow (Bartow, Florida)
College North Carolina (2016–2017)
NBA draft 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 2017–present
Career history
2017–present Utah Jazz
2017 Salt Lake City Stars
Career highlights and awards

Tony Lee Bradley Jr. (born January 8, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of North Carolina (UNC). A 6'10 center, Bradley was a primary substitute for the Tar Heels' 2017 NCAA championship team.

High school career

Born and raised in Bartow, Florida, Bradley played high school basketball for Bartow High School. He was named a McDonald's All-American in his senior year.[1] Bradley chose North Carolina over Kansas, Florida, Florida State, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Miami and NC State.[2] Bradley was rated as a five-star recruit and was ranked 17th in the ESPN 100 for the Class of 2016.

College career

In his freshman season, Bradley served as the primary reserve for senior Kennedy Meeks, averaging 7.5 points and 5.1 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game and providing strong offensive rebounding for the Tar Heels.[3]

Following the Tar Heels' championship win over Gonzaga, Bradley announced that he would declare his eligibility for the 2017 NBA draft without signing an agent, leaving open the opportunity to return to UNC for his sophomore season.[4] Bradley ultimately chose to remain in the NBA Draft, becoming the third "one-and-done" player during Williams' tenure at UNC and the second among those to have won a national championship.[5]

Professional career

Utah Jazz (2017–present)

Bradley was selected 28th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2017 NBA Draft with his draft rights traded to the Utah Jazz. On July 5, 2017, Bradley signed with the Jazz.[6] He made his NBA debut on November 5 against the Houston Rockets. He was assigned to the Jazz' G League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars on November 7, and made his G League debut the next night, scoring 20 points in a loss to the Wisconsin Herd.[7][8]

References

  1. ^ Jordan, Jason (January 22, 2016). "Tony Bradley restores the 'Tar Heel order' in the McDonald's All American Game". USA Today. Retrieved April 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ Rankin, Reggie (September 3, 2015). "North Carolina opens 2016 class with five-star center Tony Bradley". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ Vecenie, Sam (April 1, 2017). "Tony Bradley is UNC's best pro prospect you haven't heard about — and he likes it that way". Sporting News. Retrieved April 16, 2017. 
  4. ^ "UNC's Bradley to test NBA draft waters after title win". collegebasketball.ap.org. April 4, 2017. Retrieved April 16, 2017. 
  5. ^ "UNC Basketball: Tony Bradley Jr. to stay in NBA Draft". Fansided. May 24, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Jazz Sign 2017 Draft Pick Tony Bradley". NBA.com. July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Jazz Assign Bradley and O'Neale to Salt Lake City Stars". NBA.com. November 7, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Dunigan's Clutch Buckets Lift Herd Over Stars". NBA.com. November 8, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 

External links

  • North Carolina Tar Heels bio
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