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Tag: Avery Bradley


Avery Bradley’s hoops pro-am at Mount Tahoma this weekend

Tacoma native Avery Bradley will stage his first pro-am basketball tournament this weekend at Mount Tahoma High.

But Bradley, who starred at Bellarmine Prep and now plays for the Boston Celtics, won’t be able to play because he’s recovering from a shoulder injury suffered in the NBA playoffs. Bradley will coach a team and be on hand to sign autographs and take photos, said Darnell Williams, who is coordinating the pro-am and is a longtime friend of Bradley’s.

Tacoma’s Isaiah Thomas and Seattle’s Jamal Crawford are expected to play, while Federal Way’s Jason Terry and Tacoma’s Abdul Gaddy will be in attendance. Williams said other “name” players could show up, too.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Williams said.
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Boston Celtics draft Avery Bradley

Barring a trade, Avery Bradley will play for the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. Boston selected Bradley with the 19th pick in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday evening.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers told the Boston Globe that Bradley is ready to play defense in the NBA right now.

“I love the speed,” said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. “He has unbelievable speed. He has a good in-between game. He can make the spot-up jump shots. He’s an NBA defender right now. He can play point guard defense on anybody in the league and that’s huge for

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Catching up with Avery Bradley

Remember Avery Bradley? The “Fire” of Bellarmine Prep’s “Fire and Ice” duo of Bradley and Gaddy? Well, Bradley’s having quite the freshman season at the University of Texas. You might have noticed, too, because the second-ranked Longhorns’ last two games — against North Carolina and Michigan State — have been on national television.

Here’s a feature on Bradley from the Dallas Morning News. It’s a good read, detailing why Bradley chose Texas and how he’s adapted to the college game.

I wish Bradley good luck through the rest of the season, until he meets my Kansas Jayhawks, of

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