The coach talks about his defense. Teammates talk about his dunks. Texas freshman guard Avery Bradley has found a way to impress just about everyone in practice.
Longhorns senior forward Daimon James says he's never seen
someone at 6-foot-3 rack up as many put-back dunks as Bradley.
Coach Rick Barnes adds that Bradley "guards the basketball as well
as anybody you'll ever see."
Bradley helped give the Longhorns one of the top freshman
classes in the country. Blend the youngsters with a group of
talented seniors, and No. 3 Texas is among the early favorites to
contend for a national championship after last season's 23-12
Bradley is just a part of what is expected to be an exceptional
talent pool in the backcourt. He and freshmen Jordan Hamilton,
J'Covan Brown and Shawn Hamilton will be competing with senior
Justin Mason and sophomore Varez Ward for playing time.
And in mid-December, the Longhorns will add Florida transfer Jai
Lucas to the mix.