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North Carolina’s Tony Bradley to Remain in NBA Draft
North Carolina freshman forward Tony Bradley has informed coach Roy Williams that he will remain in the NBA Draft, a source told ZAGSBLOG.
Bradley is expected to sign with agent John Spencer.
Bradley will conclude his workouts at Oklahoma City on Wednesday after working out for Milwaukee on Tuesday.
“I’ve already pretty much made my decision,” the 6-foot-10 Bradley told reporters in Milwaukee. “‘[Wednesday] I’ll say something.”
He added: “Most teams are saying that I’m a first round pick. That’s what I’m shooting for if I stay in he draft.”
Bradley met at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago with Portland, Oklahoma City, Boston, Milwaukee, Detroit, the Knicks and the Nets.
Bradley is currently projected to go at No. 42 to the Utah Jazz by DraftExpress.com. He averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds last season for the NCAA champion Tar Heels.
ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla said he believes Bradley has first-round potential.
“He has major upside because of his size, ability to run, lower body strength, rebounding instincts, great hands,” Fraschilla said. “To me he’s a first-round pick who could move up before June 22. He was hidden in plain sight this year because of the experience of (Kennedy) Meeks and (Isaiah) Hicks.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.