Mar 14, 2012; Louisville, KY, USA; Connecticut Huskies forward/center Michael Bradley (25) shoots during practice for the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the KFC Yum! Center. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-US PRESSWIRE
Michael Bradley we hardly knew ye, and I mean that literally as the rising sophomore center has decided to transfer from UConn after two years and zero court time. Bradley, who took a red shirt last year as he began work on a pharmacy degree missed the first half of this year with an ankle injury and was unable to crack the rotation upon his return.
Sadly, it looks like Bradley isn't motivated by fit or by playing time, but rather by a sickness as his family, as his grandmother has been diagnosed with cancer. We wish the whole family well.
Bradley's biggest contribution at UConn had nothing to do with his basketball ability, but rather on his willingness to briefly drop his scholarship to allow Andre Drummond to join the team (midway through the year Bradley and Drummond switched back).
Bradley's departure, coming on the heel's of Drummond's early entry to the NBA leaves an already depleted frontcourt in a near crisis. If the season started today the Huskies would only have Roscoe Smith, Tyler Olander and Enosch Wolf to fill 80 minutes a game. That's not.... good. However, Jim Calhoun now has several scholarships to work with and there is an absolute fire sale on playing time in the UConn front court so we can expect to get well acquainted with new freshmen next year.