Avery Bradley

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Avery Bradley

Bradley (left) with the Celtics
No. 0 – Boston Celtics
Shooting guard / Point guard
Personal information
Born(1990-11-26) November 26, 1990 (age 21)
Tacoma, Washington, United States
NationalityAmerican
High schoolFindlay College Prep
(Henderson, Nevada)
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
CollegeTexas (2009–2010)
NBA Draft2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Pro career2010–present
Career history
2010–presentBoston Celtics
2011Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2011Hapoel Jerusalem BC
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Avery Bradley

Bradley (left) with the Celtics
No. 0 – Boston Celtics
Shooting guard / Point guard
Personal information
Born(1990-11-26) November 26, 1990 (age 21)
Tacoma, Washington, United States
NationalityAmerican
High schoolFindlay College Prep
(Henderson, Nevada)
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
CollegeTexas (2009–2010)
NBA Draft2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Pro career2010–present
Career history
2010–presentBoston Celtics
2011Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2011Hapoel Jerusalem BC
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Avery Antonio Bradley Jr. (born November 26, 1990) is an American basketball guard with the Boston Celtics of the NBA.

He was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 19th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

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High school career

Bradley was ranked as one of the top high school basketball players in the class of 2009. He was rated #1 in the ESPNU100,[1] Rivals.com rated him the #4 player in the country,[2] and Scout.com rated him #5.[3] Bradley led Findlay College Prep to the National High School Basketball championship against Oak Hill Academy, and won 56–53. He played in the 2009 McDonald's All-American Game. He also won the 2009 McDonald's High School All-American Dunk Contest.[4] Before transferring to Findlay Prep for his senior season, Bradley was a three year starter at Bellarmine Preparatory School (Tacoma, WA), and along with University of Washington recruit Abdul Gaddy, led Bellarmine Prep to a third place finish in the 4A (highest classification) WIAA state tournament their junior year.[citation needed]

College career

Bradley attended the University of Texas at Austin.[5] Bradley spent parts of his childhood in Arlington, where he became a follower of the Texas Longhorns basketball program and watched T. J. Ford.[6]

His freshman season, Bradley started for the Longhorns, playing all 34 games, averaging 11.6 points per game.[7]

Professional career

At the 2010 NBA Draft he was selected as the 19th pick by the Boston Celtics. He signed his rookie deal with the Celtics on July 2, 2010.[8] On January 14, 2011, the Celtics assigned Bradley to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League and on the same day made his debut game for the team, playing 21 minutes and scoring 11 points.[9] Following a spinal cord injury suffered by Marquis Daniels during a game against the Orlando Magic on February 6, 2011, Bradley was called up to the Boston Celtics' roster again, and joined the team for the game against the Charlotte Bobcats on February 7, 2011.

In October 2011, during the 2011 NBA lockout, Bradley signed with Hapoel Jerusalem BC.[10] He played three games with the team, averaging 13.7 points per game.

During the 2011-12 NBA season, he enjoyed much more playing time, and was promoted to a starting role following an injury to Ray Allen. Bradley's scoring output significantly increased during the season, including a career high 28 points against the Atlanta Hawks on April 20, 2012. He also received praise for his tremendous hustle and defense, including memorable blocks on Dwyane Wade and Russell Westbrook, among others. However, Bradley suffered a dislocated shoulder during the 2012 NBA Playoffs. This injury, which led to season-ending surgery,[11] was a significant setback to the Celtics.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field-goal percentage 3P% 3-point field-goal percentage FT% Free-throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2010–11Boston3105.2.343.000.500.5.4.3.01.7
2011-12Boston642821.4.498.407.7951.81.4.7.27.6
Career952816.1.475.373.7561.41.0.5.15.6

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2012Boston101024.8.368.227.6672.0.8.8.66.7
Career101024.8.368.227.6672.0.8.8.66.7

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