For the 10th time in the last 14 years, North Carolina has a McDonald’s All-American.
UNC signee Tony Bradley has been picked to play in the prestigious game, which takes place Wednesday, March 30 at the United Center in Chicago. The team selections were announced live on ESPNU on Sunday night.
"I was excited - really excited," Bradley said after hearing of his selection. "I just can't wait to get up there and play."
"(It's) an incredible honor. When the game was down here in Miami, in 2009, my Dad took me and I was like 'Wow, that's one of my goals to make the game.' It's big time."
More than halfway through his senior season, Bradley has 12 double-doubles, has scored 25 points or more eight times and grabbed 18 or more rebounds three times.
A native of Bartow, Fla., the 6-10, 230-pound center from Bartow High School committed to UNC in September over offers from Kansas, Florida, Miami, Alabama and Florida State.
He’s the No. 31-ranked player in the senior class by Scout.com.
“Tony is a wonderful kid,” Roy Williams said. “As a basketball player I know he will work really hard every single day to get better. He’s a little bit of a cross between Sean May as a junior and Tyler Zeller in the way he runs the floor. He runs extremely well, maybe not as well as Zeller, but he’s in the top two or three for big guys for runners that we’ve ever had.”
Carolina has had at least one McDonald's All-American selection in 22 of the last 26 years – the only exceptions being 1994, 2003, 2007 and 2015. The Tar Heels did not sign a player in the 2007 class.