2003 Spotlight: Dane Bradshaw

In our continuing effort to educate subscribers about some of the top members of the Class of 2003, we focus in on point guard Dane Bradshaw. The 6-3 guard is a standout student-athlete from Memphis.

Bradshaw To Visit Notre Dame This Weekend

Each year on the camp circuit you bump into a player or two who absolutely catches your eye. At the 2001 Nike Camp, Dane Bradshaw did just that. He demonstrated himself to be a high-major caliber lead guard. He understands how to get guys the basketball and sees the floor very well. He also has great size at 6-3, 210 pounds.

During the early fall live period, Tennessee, Arkansas, St. Louis and Memphis dropped by to see him. UConn plans on watching him this year and Notre Dame and Clemson called his coach.

He's already been on unofficial visits to Tennessee and Memphis. However, he's on the move again. Bradshaw plans on making his way to Notre Dame this weekend for a trip.

All of the attention might have caught him off guard. "September 1 was the first day they could send mail and coach came back with a huge stack of mail," Bradshaw said. "It started fast.

"Nike I would say gave me all the exposure you could get really. You can't ask for a better situation with every coach in the country there."

Bradshaw's also a serious student. He posted GPA's of 4.2 and 3.8 in his first two seasons. Last year, he averaged 10 points a game for Memphis (TN) White Station. "We had Earnest Shelton and I was mostly getting assists. When we came down it was setting screens and giving it to him and it worked." Bradshaw also averaged 5 assists and 6 boards. White Station won the state title when Bradshaw was a freshman.

Most schools are correctly recruiting him as a point guard. "That's the position I want to be recruited as. A lot of them are saying point and two, kind of a combo."

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