Last week, the Bison landed a new recruit out of Las Vegas, NV. Eli Bradley is the newest commit to the Bison basketball team. NDSU fans will likely recognize that last name!
Eli’s father, Gus played football for the Bison and he also coached football at NDSU. NFL fans will recognize the name, Gus Bradley. He has been a coach in the NFL for a number of years and has been with numerous teams. Gus Bradley is currently the D-coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts. Eli has other family/relatives that have played athletics for the Bison and he has close family that lives in nearby Minnesota.
With those close connections to NDSU and with family in the area, the Eli Bradly recruitment makes perfect sense.
See below for information on what type of basketball player Eli Brady is, we also have a quote from Grant Rice, the head basketball coach at Bishop Gorman.
Eli Bradley (2023) |6’4 SG| Bishop Gorman/Vegas Elite
The smooth shooting lefty from Bishop Gorman is currently the #9th ranked 2023 player out of Nevada by Prep Hoops.
Bradley’s high school team is nationally ranked and a powerhouse in high school hoops.
Eli has tight handles, is smooth with the ball in his hands, dunks easily, and shoots it with a silky smooth shooting stroke. Bradley is a long guard and he is considered to be one of the best shooters in all of Nevada. Eli has been known to be extra deadly for the coffin corners. When you look at his mechanics, Bradley has a quick & easy release on his lefty shot. I like the looks of his footwork, he does a great job of doing the work before he gets the ball. The young Bradley is not just a shooter, he plays hard, is a smart player, and he makes others around him better. Eli is primed to have a monster season and the Gaels are one of the elite teams in the country.
The Bison are forming a nice backcourt in the 2023 recruiting class. Darrik Dissette from Minot and Eli Bradley will be a nice set of players. They will complement each other perfectly. It will be interesting to see what direction the Bison go in terms of recruiting for the rest of the 2023 recruiting class.
It’s going to be great to have another Bradley wearing the green & gold in the near future. Best of luck on your senior season of hoops!
Coach Grant Rice comments on Eli Bradley
Eli is an all-around basketball player who excels as a teammate and shooting the basketball. He is an elite shooter and stretches the defense out past the 3-point line. Having Eli in the game causes the other team to focus on him every time he touches the ball. Eli is a good athlete, ball handler, and defender and also loves to get his teammates involved when defenses concentrate on stopping his shooting.“