Texas' Bradley to test NBA Draft

April, 8, 2010
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Texas Longhorns freshman guard Avery Bradley has decided to make himself eligible for the NBA Draft, but he's leaving himself an out by not hiring an agent.

That's probably a good move. Bradley was easily the most consistent of Texas' super-hyped trio of freshman, but that's not saying much. Scouts love his upside, but at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, Bradley will be undersized at the next level. He would serve himself well by staying in school another season. Not only will it give him a chance to hone his skills, but he'll also be able to emerge as a leader now that Damion James, Dexter Pittman and Justin Mason will have graduated.

Bradley ranked second on the team in scoring (11.6 ppg), steals (44) and minutes played (29.5 mpg).

His draft stock has continually droppedin ESPN.com's Chad Ford's ranking. Ford now has Bradley ranked as the 21st pick overall. Here's Ford's assessment:

Bradley had a very uneven freshman season at Texas but there's no denying he's an NBA talent. Bradley is a combo guard who has the ability to score both off the dribble and from the perimeter. He is an elite defender as well. His stock is all over the place with NBA GMs. He could go anywhere between the late lottery to late first round.

The 2010 NBA Draft is scheduled for June 24 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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