Aug 1, 2011

Ohio University picks up a Commitment in '13

Although it sits just 65 miles NE from Cincinnati, right on the way to Columbus, not everyone is aware of the small community of Jamestown. However, one basketball player is starting to bring some attention to his hometown Jamestown Greenview HS. 6'7 Evan Bradds, who can play either the small or power forward positions, made national recruiting news yesterday by verbally committing to play basketball at Ohio University as part of their 2013 recruiting class. With so much heat coming at Bradds from colleges coaches all over the midwest it was a little surprising that he chose to end his recruitment so abruptly. But the decision to him was a no-brainer, "They have been on me longest, since day 1 of my freshman year really" Bradds told CPHR, "The comfort level with the school, the players, and most of all the coaches made it an easy decision for me". 

An athletic wing who can play inside or step out and shoot and handle the basketball Bradds blossomed into a highly coveted prospect this spring and summer playing AAU ball with his Team CBIZ 16u squad. Coaches and scouts love the energy and passion that he plays with, combined with a high basketball IQ and an obvious focus on being a great teammate. The ability to transition to being a SF, something that Ohio U coaches told Evan they intend on making him, should turn him into one of the MAC's most versatile and difficult matchups. 

Bradds has high hopes for his upcoming junior high school season on a team that he told CPHR will focus around 11 seniors and himself. He believes that this is the season in which they can make it past all the obstacles and advance to the State Final Four. Coaches from Ohio University will certainly be making the 90 minute drive to Jamestown Greenview to watch his progress with all smiles. 

Toledo, Akron, Miami (OH), and Albany were the other schools that Bradds closely considered. 

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