Ramel Bradley couldn't keep the news to himself any longer and finally announced Monday that he would sign a basketball scholarship with the University of Kentucky this week.
Bradley started his press conference in Bradenton, Fla., in a way that probably endeared him to UK fans.
"They say that the sun always shines here in Florida, but I don't think that the sun shines any brighter than at My Old Kentucky Home. I have decided to attend the University of Kentucky and play basketball for coach Tubby Smith and the Kentucky Wildcats," Bradley said.
The 6-3 Bradley is rated among the nation's top two guards, but is projected as a possible point guard as well at Kentucky. He averaged 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists per game last year in New York City before transferring to IMG Pendleton Academy in Florida for his final season.
He made his official visit to Kentucky Oct. 31-Nov. 2 and several UK sources said he told Smith then that he would play for the Cats. He had hinted that he was also considering Boston College and Georgia, but he did not take an official visit to either school.