Five-star prospect Avery Bradley has a lot going on right now. First, he just transferred from Tacoma (Wash.) Bellermine Prep to Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep. Secondly the 6-foot-3, 175-pound shooting guard is closing in on a commitment to a Big 12 power.
Down to Texas and UCLA, Bradley is strongly leaning towards Texas. He officially visits Texas September 13 and has no plans to visit UCLA.
"I really have a good relationship with the coaches at Texas," said Bradley, who is the No. 8 ranked prospect in the Rivals150. "We are really close. I call them all the time.
"I also like the area it is in. Austin is a great city. When I went on my unofficial visit, I loved the city.
"Plus, they have a big opening at my position."
There is also the Jordan Hamilton factor. A top ten prospect like Bradley, Hamilton has been favoring Texas for quite some time and does not have UCLA on his list. Also, both players have let it be known that they would love to play together.
"We do have a strong relationship," said Bradley. "Jordan and me plan on going to school together."
As for his transfer to Findlay Prep, Bradley is hoping to improve as much off the court as on the court.
"I need to get my GPA up, and I wanted to move away from my hometown to get more focused and mature," he said. "We felt the move could help me accomplish those things."
Avery Bradley scouting report:
There might not be a better midrange scorer in the class nor a better on the ball defender than Bradley. He does have room for improvement as a rebounder and passer, but his niche as a scorer and defender make him one of the top shooting guards in the country. His wing span and heart allow him to play bigger than his height.