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Posted On: 08/30/17 11:35 PM
Mullek Bradford clearly emerged in July as a top 20 point guard in the state.
Running with Chattanooga Elite Grey 17u Bradford turned heads in Louisville, Orlando, and Atlanta in his final AAU month.
“We did pretty good,” said Bradord. “We didn’t win as many tournaments as we usually do. We played well though and I played very well in the month of July.”
Bradford was not making a blanket statement that he is always amazing. More specifically, Mullek Bradford touted the last few events.
“I played decent before June, but the month of July I played really well,” said Bradford.
In the last two weeks Bradford visited two college campuses. He saw Lincoln Memorial and camped with Alcorn State. Lincoln Memorial would have to be classified as an elite Division II program.
Was Bradford into what LM has to offer?
“That was about two weeks ago,” said Mullen Bradford. “It is small, but I liked it. It is a pretty campus.”
Alcorn State invited Mullek and his high school teammate, Isaiah Johnson to camp.
“It was pretty good,” said Bradford. “It was (elite) camp. They just told me they would keep watching me throughout the season and they were glad I was able to come.”
Maintaining contact after a positive elite camp is key. According to Bradford several D1 and D2 programs are consistently in contact.
“Longwood, Alcorn State, Presbyterian, Coastal Carolina, UT-Chattanooga,” rattled off Mullek Bradford.
Many of these schools evaluated Bradford in the month of July. He personally recognized Chattanooga Head Coach Lamont Parris at his game. Also, Presbyterian Assistant Coach Tommy Brown and Longwood Associate Head Coach Jake Luhn observed Bradford.
“I have been in contact with all of them (since July),” said Bradford. “I would say Presbyterian and Coastal Carolina are the highest interest. Most of them are evaluating, but those two are closest to making an offer.
At some point Mullek Bradford will hit the road for campus visits. He doesn’t have any formally scheduled, but anticipates a couple.
“Eventually I plan on going to see Clayton State,” said Bradford. “Going to see Presbyterian. Those are the two that I plan to go see.
Clayton State Head Coach Jimmy Link enters his second season at the helm. The staff did a great job identifying Mullek early and sticking with his recruitment.
“They are in Atlanta,” said Bradford. “They are showing interest. I am not one of those people that just want D1. I am interested in all schools and they are a good school.”
The 6-foot-1 PG Mullek Bradford represents Cleveland High School proudly. Look for him to command more of the offensive burden this winter.
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