Bradley reportedly commits to Cats

November 04, 2003

LEXINGTON - Highly-rated high school guard Ramel Bradley apparently gave a verbal commitment to sign with the University of Kentucky during his visit to UK last weekend.

Bradley could not be reached for comment Monday, but several sources at Kentucky confirmed that he had told Kentucky coach Tubby Smith that he would sign with the Wildcats next week.

He is ranked as the No. 18 shooting guard in the nation by

He averaged 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists per game at Park West High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., last season before transferring to the Pendleton School in Florida for his senior season.

Bradley recently made the necessary test score on his college entrance test to be eligible to play as a college freshman.


He had been recruited by Boston College, Pittsburgh, Clemson, Seton Hall, Georgia and others.

Before he made his visit to UK, he said the chance to play early at Kentucky appealed to him along with UK's tradition. Kentucky will lose guards Gerald Fitch, Cliff Hawkins and Antwain Barbour after this season.

"They always have great teams," Bradley said before his visit. "It's impossible not to hear about them. It's tough not to follow Kentucky's program because they are always on TV."

Kentucky coaches cannot comment on any recruit until after a scholarship is signed.

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