I have heard from a couple sources that the Montana State Men’s basketball coaches are recruiting Marcus Bradley of Corona del Mar high school near Long Beach California. Bradley is a 6-6 (although I have seen him listed occasionally at 6-7) combo forward prospect, who right now is more of a power forward than a small forward. Bradley is the first big man recruit I have heard associated with the Bobcat men’s program in a couple months.
Normally I like to post a picture right hear of the prospect, and in Bradley’s case I have found two sets of pictures I could use. The problem is that the two sets feature two different (as in completely different race) gentlemen who they claim to be Marcus Bradley formerly of Beaumont high school basketball team, so I am going to save us both some embarrassment and just go with the Bobcat Logo.
Bradley played basketball last season for Beaumont high school in Beaumont California. He averaged 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks a game while shooting 56% from the field, 26% from three point range and 60% from the free-throw line. For his efforts he was named First Team Mountain Pass League player and Honorable Mention The Press-Enterprise all class team.
Bradley transferred to Corona del Mar high school this season to finish out his high school career. He was first ruled ineligible to play for Corona del Mar high school this season but the ruling was appealed and over turned last week.
Bradley is a good athlete, has decent ball skills and a good scorer out to 15 feet. His strong point though is his rebounding, where he has good fundamentals, and a knack for getting to the ball. If he is going to play the small forward spot in college he is going to need to improve his outside shooting and ball skills. At the power forward spot though he is one of those 6-6ish athletic types that does rather well in the Big Sky.
He is an outstanding student.
I have it from a couple of sources that the Bobcats offered Bradley in July, and since then Army has also offered him. UC Irvine and UC Riverside are also in the picture.