Bradley Commits To A Trio of Visits

Michael Bradley's breakout summer has resulted in three visits to schools in different leagues. The Chattanooga center gets things started with a trip to the Big East.

One of the big risers from the summer of 2009 undoubtedly will be Chattanooga (Tenn.) Tyner center Michael Bradley. The 6-foot-10 big man used the AAU Nationals as a stage to showcase a burgeoning game.

"When he played against bigger or as big post players as he is, he seemed to play better," Tennessee Tigers coach Chip Smith said. "He had more difficulty when he played against the smaller, more physical guys. He didn't bring the same intensity. But when he matched up against the other guys he brought it good."

Specifically, Price is speaking a game against 2012's Andre Drummond. In a blowout loss, Bradley toed the line with Drummond and fought the good fight. The game allowed a multitude of schools to get a good evaluation on him.

"We're ready for him to take that next step," Smith said. "I think he's close. We have to get his intensity up a little bit."

Murray State and Belmont will have him on campus this weekend unofficially. Shortly thereafter, he'll begin an official visit slate that will land him at no less than three spots.

Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun watched Bradley against Drummond and offered. They'll get a visit Sept. 12. Drake and VCU are also squarely in the mix. Drake host him Sept. 25 and VCU the following weekend. Georgia is said to be showing increased interest.

"All independent of each other, they have similar type comparisons of where Mike is going to be down the road."


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