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PLAYERS
Avery Bradley
Round 1, Pick 19
Position: PG
Class: Freshman
School: Texas
Conference: Big 12
HT: 6'2"
WT: 180
Biography: After one wildly inconsistent college season, the 19-year-old Bradley is headed to the NBA. The Tacoma, Wash. native and McDonald's All-American finished second on the Longhorns with 11.6 points per game and 44 steals, and was named to the Big 12 All-Rookie and All-Freshman team. With Bradley in the backcourt, Texas got off to a 17-0 start in 2009-10, and briefly rose to No. 1 in the Associated Press poll for the first time in school history. The Longhorns then went 7-10 the rest of the way - winning back-to-back games only once - and lost by one point in overtime to Wake Forest in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. Bradley's numbers aren't eye-popping, and he needs to find a way to draw fouls. He played 1,003 minutes for Rick Barnes' team last season, and went to the line just 66 times, making 36 attempts. He also shot 43.2 percent from the floor, and is considered more of a catch-and-shoot type of player rather than one who will create his own shot. What Bradley needs initially to succeed at the next level is a team that already possesses great shot creators until he can hopefully develop that skill. Bradley will be selected on draft night, but where will be anyone's guess.

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2009 Statistics
PPG FG% RPG APG FT%
11.6 43.2 2.9 2.1 54.5
 
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