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Posted On: 05/9/18 8:00 PM
Photo Credit: Serena Morones, OregonLive
One of the dilemmas of top multi-sport athletes is which sport they will pursue at the next level. Teron Bradford certainly made his mark this past year on the gridiron and on the basketball court and garnered college interest in both sports. But the all-around 6-foot athlete from Oregon City knows what he wants to do for the next four years, and he’s currently going through his options and making visits to college campuses before making things final.
Some may have made the assumption that Bradford would choose college football – after all, that’s what older brother and current Oregon State Beaver Trevon did. Instead, the younger Bradford is going to choose basketball – and if you ask him he has been thinking that for quite some time. “I’ve always enjoyed hoops more than football,” Bradford said.
Bradford not only enjoyed hoops his senior year – he flat out killed it on the court as well. Averaging 22.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.6 assists, he helped lead Oregon City to a share of the Mt. Hood Conference regular season title and earned conference MVP and Second Team 6A All-State honors along the way. A four-year starter, Bradford’s 1,581 career points rank only second in Pioneer history to former great Brad Tinsley.
Schools all over the Pacific Northwest have noticed and Bradford currently has an offer list of six schools (in no particular order): Southern Oregon, OIT, Lewis and Clark State, Carroll College, Central Washington, and Western Oregon. He’s started taking his official visits having already visited Western Oregon, Southern Oregon, and OIT and plans on visiting one to two more, starting with Carroll College.
While he doesn’t name a leader, two of the schools he has visited have made an impression on him. “Right now I would say Southern Oregon and OIT stand out the most,” Bradford said. “I have close connections to both of those schools and they fit my style of play. They play up-tempo and it’s a good situation for me.”
Bradford is open to staying in-state or going out of state, but one thing is for sure – he wants to finish taking his visits before making a final decision on his future. “I want to get a look at these campuses and if it feels like home for me,” Bradford said. “I need to be able to see myself there for the next four years.”