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Name: Tony Bradley Jr.

School: North Carolina

Season: Freshman

ESPN High School Ranking: 17 (2016)

Birthdate: January 8, 1998

Birthplace: Bartow, Florida

Family: 

- Parents Tony Sr. and Vanessa Bradley

- Dad played for Florida A&M

High School: Bartow High School

Accolades:

- 2016 Florida Mr. Basketball

- 2016 McDonald's All-American

- 2016 Jordan Brand Classic

- First Team All-State in 2014-15 and 2015-16

Twitter: ToBrad1

Instagram: ToBrad5

Height: 6'10

Weight: 248

Wingspan: 7'4

Injury History: N/A

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Devout Christian

- Worked on talking on D during the offseason

Freshman Season Stats: Through 12 games

- 9.2 PPG

- 6.3 RPG

- 0.9 APG

- 0.6 BPG

- 58% FG

- 64% FT

Analytics: 

- 2nd in offensive rebounds in the ACC in 2016-17

Position: C

Greatest Strength: Shot blocking

Greatest Weakness: Experience

Athleticism: 8

Aggression: 7

Speed: 6

Strength: 7

Lateral Movement: 7

Basketball IQ: 6

Switchability: 7

3 point shooting: N/A

Jumpshot: 6

Ability to finish at the rim: 7

Post moves: 7

Handle: 6

Passing: 6

Rebounding: 8

Motor: 7

Touch: 7

Hands: 8

On ball defense: 7

Help defense: 7

Steals: 4

Blocks: 8

Pick and Roll: 

- Capable of showing and recovering on ball screens

- Long enough arms to cover a lot of ground

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Tall

- Moves well

- Good hops

- Good shot blocker - tries to block everything

- Really long arms

- Needs time to develop - doesn't know when he can block and when to go straight up

Game Analysis: 

- vs. Kentucky

- #15 Isaac Humphries

- #1 Sacha Killeya-Jones

- #32 Wenyen Gabriel

- Good help to stop Monk drive, late on the recovery to the big and fouls him on layup trying to block

- Catches left block back to the basket, finds Jackson at right 45 for 3 - hits

- Fox crossed him up in right corner and easily beat him to the hoop for reverse layup

- Great D on Adebayo - caught in post middle, turned right for hook, made shot really difficult by getting hand out and almost blocking

- Great positioning in Adebayo, boxes him out on offensive boards, gets offensive rebound and putback with right 

- Catches on left block, backs down Adebayo, turns middle and misses hook shot

- Blocks Briscoe on the deep catch in the lane 

- Offensive rebound on right block, power dribble, fouled going back up - FTs 2/2 - FT shot is flat

- Great job running floor, catches difficult pass almost out of bounds, recovers and goes up - fouled on the floor - FTs 2/2

- Misses layup deep on left block

- Good contest on right corner jumper from Fox

- Bullied by Adebayo - catches deep on left block, dropstep middle and fouled going up

- Missed dunk on dumpoff from Jackson

- Fouled on the rebound - FTs 2/2

NBA Comparison: Rudy Gobert

Current Ability: 6

Projection as an NBA Player: 7.5

Projected Draft Spot: Mid-Late 1st Round

Opinion: Bradley has all the physical tools to become a star defensive NBA C. He is a good athlete, very long, and can block almost anything. He needs time to develop his offensive game and learn how to affect shots without fouling. Nevertheless, Bradley is first round talent.