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| nba_profile = avery_bradley | bbr = bradlav01 }} Avery Antonio Bradley Jr. (born November 26, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns before being drafted 19th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA draft. With the Celtics, he was twice recognized as an NBA All-Defensive Team member. Bradley has also played for the Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Clippers.

Bradley was born on November 26, 1990, in Tacoma, Washington, to Alicia Jones-Bradley and Avery Bradley, Sr. He has two older brothers, one older sister, and one younger brother. His mother worked in a welfare office, while his father had a 22-year military career. After the two divorced in 2001, Bradley lived with his mother but maintained a strong relationship with his father, whose career took him all over the country.[1] He became a Texas Longhorns fan when he lived in Arlington from 2001 to 2004. He and his family left Texas for Tacoma in the summer of 2004, before the start of his eighth grade year.[2] Bradley played on the same AAU team as future Celtics teammate Isaiah Thomas.[3]

Bradley was ranked among the top high school basketball players in the class of 2009. ESPNU 100 rated him No. 1 nationally,[4] and he was rated No. 4 by Rivals.com[5] and No. 5 by Scout.com.[6] Bradley propelled Findlay College Prep to the National High School Basketball championship game against Oak Hill Academy, winning the contest 56–53. After leading Findlay to the title, Bradley was named National High School Basketball Player of the Year by Parade Magazine. He 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. Before transferring to Findlay Prep for his senior campaign, Bradley was a three-year starter at Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma, Washington; and he, together with University of Washington recruit Abdul Gaddy, led Bellarmine Prep to the Class 4A State Semifinals with a 25–4 mark as a junior.[7]

Bradley attended the University of Texas at Austin.[7] Bradley found the Texas Longhorns basketball program appealing in part because he had spent parts of his childhood in Arlington, where he became a fan of T. J. Ford.[8]

As a freshman in 2009–10, Bradley averaged 11.6 points for the Longhorns and established himself as one of the top defensive guards in the country.[9] He subsequently earned Big 12 All-Rookie Team and All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors.

In April 2010, Bradley declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.[10]

Bradley was selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. On July 2, 2010, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Celtics.[11] The same day, he underwent successful ankle surgery and subsequently missed the 2010 NBA Summer League.[12]

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