Redford Eager To Prove His Point

Frankenmuth 2008 guard Brad Redford is on the radar of a bunch colleges. One in particular has been all over him as the spring AAU season gets cranked up.

Brad Redford's heard it all. The Frankenmuth (Mich.) High junior guard is a player. He's a great shooter and has the attention of colleges but some aren't jumping on board as fast as others.

"I think everyone questions my size and speed," Redford said. "I don't think any of those guys have really seen me lately."

Redford, by the way, can flat out stroke it. He's proven that against some of the top players. Against Anthony Crater's team this season, Redford dropped 37 points in the contest.

As his team continues its playoff schedule, Redford says his shooting touch is warming up big time and as his club's primary offensive option; he's going to need it.

"I'm really shooting the ball well," Redford said. "I'm getting close to 100 3s on the season. I'm up to 92 right now and I broke all the school records. I'm shooting 43% from 3. Lately, I'm really shooting it well. Over the last 10 games I'm shooting over 50%."

Redford is being recruited collegiately at the point guard spot but he's gained experience as a 6-foot combo during the high school year. "I probably go about half and half. It depends on what defense they run. A lot of teams go box-and-one and I have to come out at the two guard.

"I want to be good as a point but at the same time I don't mind running both spots. For the most part I'd like to stay the one."

Xavier has been the most consistent pursuer of Redford and he likes what the Musketeers are telling him. "I think Xavier (has me as the) biggest priority out of all the schools I talk to," Redford said. "They've been up to games and practices and send me letters and text. Other schools do that too but they put more into it.

"I'm talking to high-major schools but it's hard to get the feel. Dayton offered and I've been talking to Indiana, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Iowa. None of them have offered yet."

Redford isn't in a rush. He's going to wade through the AAU season and see who comes out to check on his game. The guard, in his mind, has a few things to prove.

"A lot of college coaches have problems with my size at the two. Defensively they're looking for me to show some more. I think sometimes size is a little over-rated."

Redford is part of a large group of point guards who have a chance to separate themselves from the pack this spring. He's not the only guy out there looking to convince schools of his worth as a player.

"I definitely think I'm a high level player. I've seen a lot of high level players and I've more than held my own. I'm confident I can play at any level. I shoot the ball so well, I like coming off screens.

"I'll wait and see what happens. I want to go somewhere where I'm wanted. I don't want to be an afterthought at a high-major school."

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