Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/20/14
It has only been three years since Avery Bradley entered the NBA, but it many ways it seems like much longer. Bradley is only 22 years old, but consider what he has already been through in his basketball career. Bradley was ranked the #1 recruit in the 2009 high school class out of Findlay College Prep high school in Henderson, Nevada, higher ranked than current Wizards point guard (and $80 million man) John Wall. However, once at Texas, Bradley did not play like your typical top-ranked high schooler. He averaged just 11.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game for the Longhorns during his one season in Austin, showing off his defensive acumen (1.4 steals per game) but also struggling to adapt to the college game offensively (shooting just 43% from the field and 55% from the free throw line). The struggles cost him during the 2010 draft. Just one year after being the best freshmen prospect in the country, Bradley slipped to the Celtics who selected him with the 19th pick ...
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