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5 - Tony Bradley

6-10, 250 Center
unc_65.gif North Carolina Freshman
Birthday
01/08/98 (21.9 yrs)
Hometown
Bartow, FL
High School
Bartow
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Rebounding
9
Potential
7
Post Skills
7
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Clifford Rozier

Strengths: 6’10” big man with an impressive 7’4” wingspan … Finishes well in the paint … Solid mobility and plays on balance … Good composure for a freshman. Mature … Can score with either hand … Has an above average right-handed jump hook for his age … Not afraid to move people around in the post … Always finds a body first before going up for a rebound … Solid fundamentals … Keeps the ball high and away from guards when possessing the ball … Well-built at close to 250 lbs … Solid base, legs like tree trunks … Very hard to move him off his spot when he’s planted … Plays within himself … Doesn’t try to do too many things that he isn’t comfortable doing … Has been a productive player in a limited role (15 minutes per game) … Length helps him finish contested shots … Seeks out contact on offense … Does a good job of using his length to defend … Plays defense inside with arms up and will remain flat-footed as opponent goes vertical … Has a nice looking shot that could potentially develop into a reliable outside weapon … Very coachable player …  Tough-minded kid … Has a good feel for the game … Plays with a high basketball IQ for such a young prospect … Should be able to log time at both center and power forward … Despite not being an big leaper, shows very good rebounding ability, using toughness and good box out tchniques …

Weaknesses: Not much of an athlete, lacks great explosiveness and run/jump athleticism … Can sometimes get lost in the flow of games … Isn’t the most assertive of players at this point … Doesn’t appear to have the shoulders to support much more bulking up … Might have dropped too much weight in his transition from high school to college … Not great from the free throw line (currently shooting 62.3 % from the free throw line) … When matched against like-sized players he struggles to have an impact … Could lose out on rebounds to more athletic players at the next level … Overly aggressive as a defender at times … Is not ready to contribute to an NBA team at this stage in his development … Too predictable offensively. Must develop more post moves and variety … Despite his great length, lacks rim protecteion ability (less than one block per game) …

Outlook: Tony Bradley has been a very good player for North Carolina as a freshman and a rotation player on one of college basketball’s top teams … However, I believe he needs at least one more year in school to fine-tune his game and get his body right before he should consider making the jump to the NBA … His wingspan makes him an intriguing prospect, but the all-around skills still have a way to go to catch up, making him a project …

Notes: Measured 6’8, 234 lbs with a 7’4 wingspan at the 2014 Nike Elite 100 … Measured 6’10" in shoes, with a 7’4" wingspan and 248 lbs at the 2015 Nike Basketball Academy

Brandon Jefferson 2/26/17

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