Bradshaw commits to Belmont


By OJ Stapleton - ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com



Photo submitted Russellville senior Pedro Bradshaw sits with his family before announcing that he would be going to Belmont to play basketball next year.


Pedro Bradshaw poses for a picture with his Russellville teammates after announcing that he will accept a scholarship offer from Belmont to play basketball.


On the first day of his senior year, Russellville High School basketball standout Pedro Bradshaw announced his decision about where he will be spending the next several years playing.

After school on Friday, Bradshaw announced in a press conference in the RHS library that he will be playing next year at Belmont University in Nashville.

“This is just a great fit for me,” Bradshaw said. “I really think this is the best place for me to continue to develop as a player and person and gives me a good chance to go on and play professionally.”

In addition to Belmont, Bradshaw also had scholarship offers from KWC, EKU, Tennessee Tech, SIUE, Morehead State, SEMO, Long Beach State, UT-Chatt, Austin Peay, ETSU, Lehigh and UNC-Wilmington.

Other college basketball teams that showed interest in Bradshaw included: Northern Kentucky, University of Richmond, Central Florida, Mississippi State, University of Tennessee, Louisiana Tech, Samford, Murray State, William and Mary, Missouri State, Temple, Ball State, Robert Morris, Radford, UNC-Greensboro, Xaview, La Salle, University of Kentucky, Kansas State and LSU.

Bradshaw has a had very busy spring and summer with basketball. He traveled all over the U.S. playing with his AAU team “Hoop Dreams” on the Adidas circuit based out of Lexington. He was invited to play in NBPA Top 100 camp in Virginia in the month of June. Bradshaw had the opportunity to showcase his basketball skill set in front of many NBA and college scouts.

Last year as a junior, Bradshaw led Russellville in scoring and rebounding with 21.2 points per game and 12.2 rebounds per game. The Panthers went 18-8 last season, winning the District 13 championship before losing in the first round of the region tournament.

“Hopefully I can bring back a Fourth Region tournament championship this year,” Bradshaw said.

Photo submitted Russellville senior Pedro Bradshaw sits with his family before announcing that he would be going to Belmont to play basketball next year.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Bradshaw1.jpgPhoto submitted Russellville senior Pedro Bradshaw sits with his family before announcing that he would be going to Belmont to play basketball next year.

Pedro Bradshaw poses for a picture with his Russellville teammates after announcing that he will accept a scholarship offer from Belmont to play basketball.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Bradshaw2.jpgPedro Bradshaw poses for a picture with his Russellville teammates after announcing that he will accept a scholarship offer from Belmont to play basketball.

By OJ Stapleton

ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com

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