Bradley Will Be Busy in April

Findlay Prep guard Avery Bradley is set for a busy end of March and month of April. As one of the top ten seniors in the country, Bradley has been selected to play in two prestigious all-star games as well as being selected to play in the Nike Hoops Summit.

Avery Bradley is enjoying the average senior season. Well, the average senior season of a top 10 prospect in the country. Bradley has had a hand in leading the Findley Prep Pilots to a 30-0 record in the regular season averaging a team high 19.0 points to go with 4.4 rebounds, three assists and three steals despite taking many a fourth quarter off due to a number of blowout wins.

As expected, the 6-2.5 long armed guard was recently selected to play in two prestigious national all-star games.

Yesterday, the #10 prospect in the 2009 class boarded a plane and head for Miami to take part in the McDonald's All-American game April 1. The game, which also features a slam-dunk and three-point contest on March 30 that Bradley will compete in, will air on ESPN at 8pm Eastern Time.

Bradley will play on a West Team that is made up of Abdul Gaddy (Washington), Keith Gallon (Oklahoma), Xavier Henry (Memphis), John Henson (UNC), Wally Judge (Kansas State), Tommy Mason-Griffin (Oklahoma), Mason Plumlee (Duke), Renardo Sindey (USC), Michael Snaer (Florida State), David Wear (UNC) and Travis Wear (UNC).

After the McDonald's All-American game, Bradley will stay on the East Coast in Bethesda, MD for the inaugural ESPN RISE National High School Invitational, which will crown a national champion in high school basketball.

Findlay Prep will take the court on April 3 as the #2 seed and take on #7 seed Mountain State Academy in a game that will be televised on ESPNU at 4 Eastern Time.

If Findlay Prep is to win three games and the national title, they will have to do so without second leading scorer Victor Rudd. The 6-7 wing was kicked off the team recently.

All is not lost for the Pilots, however, as Texas commit and Scout's #1 junior Tristan Thompson is more than capable of replacing the production lost. Thompson scored 17 points in his second game with Findlay Prep in March and has had more than 10 practices to gain comfort with his new team.

Should Findlay Prep win, they would take on the winner of Montrose Christian (#3 seed) and Friends Central (#6 seed) on Saturday. All games will be televised on ESPNU.

The #1 seed in the national tournament is Oak Hill. The #4 seed is the St. Benedict's Gray Bees (23-2), who feature 2011 Texas commit Myck Kabongo.

St. Benedict's first round game against St, Frances Academy will air on ESPNU at 6pm Eastern Time on April 3.

After Findlay Prep wraps up their season, Bradley will jet off to Portland, OR to take part in the Nike Hoop Summit on April 11. Bradley will be on a USA team that is made up of DeMarcus Cousins (Memphis), Abdul Gaddy (Washington), John Henson (UNC), Leslie McDonald (UNC), John Wall, Renardo Sidney (USC), Mason Plumlee (Duke), Xavier Henry (Memphis) and Mike Moser (UCLA) in addition to the future Longhorn.

After a couple of days of rest, Bradley will then be back on a plane headed for New York City to play in the Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden on April 18. The game, which will be televised at 8pm Eastern Time on ESPN2, will be a chance for Bradley to play on the same team with future Texas teammate Jordan Hamilton, who will be playing in his final high school game as well.

The month of April will give Bradley many a chance to cement his ranking as one of the top 10 prospects in the 2009 class after a standout senior season for Findlay Prep that already has many wondering if he should continue to rise in the national rankings.

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