Crean's Guard Search Concludes In Texas

Marquette's quest for a point guard finally concluded Tuesday night. The Golden Eagles landed Karon Bradley from Texas. Tom Crean's staff diligently spent the entire season looking for the right candidate.

Bradley Is The One

The search was long and arduous. It spanned multiple coasts. It was, by all accounts, comprehensive. Now, it's over.

Marquette head coach Tom Crean accepted a commitment from Cypress (TX) Cypress Springs guard Karon Bradley. The 5-11 Bradley averaged 28 points a game as a senior.

"People found out about him this year," Cypress Springs coach Randy Gilmer said. "Last year we went to the regional finals and he was still kind of an unknown.

"He's a extremely quick. He benches about 240. He's one of those kids who, for lack of a better term, has a 'pretty' jumpshot. They are getting a great kid."

Marquette had searched all season long for someone who could 1) shoot and 2) get into the lane. Well, Bradley must have fit the bill better than the other candidates. He certainly can score as evidenced by a season-high game of 47 points.

Siena and Wichita State offered Bradley, but more interest from high-majors came as the season progressed. Bradley emerged from a group of guard candidates that included Carl Elliott, Jose Barea, Timmy Smith, Jason Wingate and Marcettus McGhee.

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