After playing stellar basketball over the spring period, Avery Bradley of Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep secured a slot as a five-star prospect and has a fresh top five school list.
Prior to this spring Bradley, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound shooting guard, already had offers on the table from Arizona, USC and Washington among other schools. After watching him play this spring, UCLA came forth with an offer. Now Texas has entered the fray with a scholarship offer to join Arizona, USC, Washington and UCLA in Bradley's top five.
"Those five schools are the ones I'm most serious about," said Bradley. "There is a chance someone else could get onto my list, but I don't have any school in mind. I'm just leaving it open incase, but I'll probably choose a school from this list."
Simply put, Bradley was the top scorer and defender at the recently played Cactus Classic event. His ability to score in a variety of ways and to also lockdown scorers at any perimeter position makes him an ultra-attractive prospect to college coaches.
"I take a lot of pride in my defense," he said. "Ever since eighth grade, I've been the defensive stopper on every team I've played on. And this spring I've been more consistent with my shooting. Last summer I'd have a great game and then not shoot as well the next game."
Taking a methodical approach to his recruitment, Bradley is unlikely to make a commitment before the fall.
"I want to take official visits to my top five schools," he said. "I want to really make sure I have a strong relationship with the coaches at whatever school I go to. A good relationship is the number one thing. I want to play for someone who can get me to the next level."
Bradley is the No. 17 ranked prospect in the Rivals150.