27 Facts About Avery Bradley


Avery Bradley played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns before being drafted 19th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA draft.

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Avery Bradley has two older brothers, one older sister, and one younger brother.

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Avery Bradley's mother worked in a welfare office, while his father had a 22-year military career.

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Avery Bradley became a Texas Longhorns fan when he lived in Arlington from 2001 to 2004.

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Avery Bradley played on the same AAU team as future Celtics teammate Isaiah Thomas.

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Avery Bradley was ranked among the top high school basketball players in the class of 2009.

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Avery Bradley played against the nation's best high school players at the 2009 McDonald's All-American Game and won the McDonald's All-American Dunk Contest.

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Avery Bradley subsequently earned Big 12 All-Rookie Team and All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors.

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Avery Bradley was selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics.

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Still just 19 years old, Avery Bradley joined a Celtics team that was one of the best in the Eastern Conference.

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Avery Bradley did not see his first regular season action until the fourteenth game of the season, a 23-point win over the Atlanta Hawks in which Bradley scored two points and committed two turnovers.

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In October 2011, Avery Bradley signed with Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Basketball Premier League for the duration of the NBA lockout.

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Avery Bradley received praise for his tremendous hustle and defense, including memorable blocks on Dwyane Wade and Russell Westbrook, among others.

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However, Avery Bradley suffered a dislocated shoulder during the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

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On January 2,2013, Avery Bradley returned to action against the Memphis Grizzlies, regaining his spot as the starting shooting guard and providing a significant boost to the team, evident by their winning six out of Avery Bradley's first seven games back.

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When healthy, Avery Bradley played significant minutes and played effectively in the final stretch of the season, scoring at least 18 points in the team's last five games.

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Avery Bradley continued to play harassing defense and scored in double digits in 13 of the team's first 15 games, including a career-high 32 points in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

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Avery Bradley played 40 out of the 48 minutes in the last game of the series, but his 16 points was not enough to overcome LeBron James and the Cavaliers.

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Avery Bradley provided a rare highlight throwing down a tremendous dunk on reigning Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard.

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Avery Bradley excelled in his new role, improving his scoring, efficiency and defensive rating.

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Avery Bradley scored 24 and 23 points in Games 5 and 6, with the 24 points a playoff career high.

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Avery Bradley had been the longest tenured Celtic on the team at the time.

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On February 7,2019, Avery Bradley was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for JaMychal Green and Garrett Temple.

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Avery Bradley has outstanding athleticism and explosiveness, having won the Slam Dunk Contest at the 2009 McDonald's All-American Game.

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Avery Bradley has nevertheless become an increasingly valuable offensive player, especially as a reliable three-point shooter.

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Bradley has a son, Avery Bradley III, who was born just two weeks after Bradley's mother died, in September 2013.

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Avery Bradley began hosting a basketball camp, the Avery Bradley Skills Academy, for Boston-area children in the summer of 2014.

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