Bradley Picks Big 12 Program

Avery Bradley is off the board. The talented guard made has made his decision and he's headed to the Big 12.

Avery Bradley had plans of committing to Texas last week during his official visit to Texas. Unfortunately the hurricane forced his visit to be pushed back, and it scrapped Bradley's initial plans.

So the talented guard went to plan B. He ended the suspense by committing to Texas during a visit with the Texas staff, Wednesday evening at Henderson (Nev.) Findlay.

"I just knew that I wanted to go to Texas a while ago," Bradley said. "My mom wanted me to go look at other schools, but I just knew I wanted to go there. I didn't want to wait anymore. I was going to wait until the visit to commit, but after they pushed that back, I just wanted to go ahead and commit. There was no need to wait."

Bradley, who is ranked No. 10 overall by Scout.com, entertained interest from a host of high major programs, but said, like his AAU teammate Abdul Gaddy, his final decision came down to the Longhorns and UCLA.

According to Bradley, the Longhorn staff is ultimately what pushed them over the top. He built a strong relationship with all four of the coaches and he said that's what sealed his commitment.

"Coach [Chris] Ogden, our relationship is real good," Bradley said when asked what he liked about Texas. "We are really close and I call him all the time. He's a good and Coach Rick Barnes is a good guy. I just have a good relationship with all the coaches. It's not just one of the coaches, it's all of them. I really like all of them."

Bradley is the second member of the 2009 class to commit to Rick Barnes and the Longhorns. He joins Scout.com's 43rd ranked prospect, Shawn Williams, of Duncanville (Tex.) High.


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