Belmont guard Craig Bradshaw put on a shooting display in the the Bruins’ game vs. Virginia.
The 6-foot-3 junior averaged over 15 points a year ago and has built on that in 2014-15.
Bradshaw and his teammates were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by Virginia, but he poured in a game-high 25 points and kept the Bruins in it.
Let’s meet the player:
1. Bradshaw Averages Over 18 Points Per Game
Bradshaw entered the NCAA Tournament with an 18.1 points per game average, three more than his junior year.
He’s only had 3 games this season where he hasn’t reached double-digits.
2. He Scored 42 Points vs. Ohio
Bradshaw had a career-game vs. Ohio early in the season. He scored 42 points on 14 of 22 shooting, which included 8 3s.
3. Bradshaw Was an All-State High School Player in Tennessee
Bradshaw played at Christ Presbyterian Academy Tennessee.
Bradshaw was named the 2012 Tennessee Mr. Basketball for Class AA, as well as the State Tournament MVP and TSWA All-State.
In his career, he tallied over 2,000 points, 900 assists and 600 rebounds.
4. He’s in the Top 30 in Division I For 3-Point Percentage
Entering the tournament, Bradshaw had made 77 of 185 3-point attempts (41.6 percent), which is good for 29th in the nation.
5. LeBron James, Derrick Rose & Kyle Korver Are His Basketball Idols
Bradshaw says LeBron James, Derrick Rose and Kyle Korver are his favorite NBA players. He’s got the outside stroke like Korver, that’s for sure.
Whether the NBA is in Bradshaw’s future remains to be seen.