One of the few people who doesn't appear to be uncomfortable with Connecticut taking Michael Bradley off scholarship is the sophomore center himself.
In his first public comments about the subject on Wednesday at the Huskies' media day, Bradley insisted it was his decision last month to play this year as a walk-on to make room on the roster for prized recruit Andre Drummond. Bradley was the obvious choice to make the one-year sacrifice because he qualified for other financial aid due to growing up in a poor section of Chattanooga and spending seven years living in the Tennessee Baptist Children's Home.
"I don't want anybody to pity me," Bradley told reporters Wednesday. "That is the one thing that I don't want. But, I'll just say I made a lot of sacrifices growing up that were kind of forced on me. It was kind of hard, but it wasn't too bad.
"It was a chance to first, better myself, by going against a more competitive person ...