Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Riley Bradshaw Transferring to Montana

A couple weeks ago, highly touted Montana guard Riley Bradshaw announced he would transfer away from Utah State before he had ever played a game there, and immediately the rumors started to fly that he would be headed to Montana.

As first seen on, Bradshaw will indeed be transferring to play for Wayne Tinkle and the University of Montana.

Bradshaw says he will begin practicing immediately with the team at the start of this spring semester. However he will have to sit out one full year before being able to suit up for the Griz in a game. That means his Grizzly debut likely wouldn’t take place until late December of January of next season (2013-2014).

For now the Bitterroot Valley native says he’s just excited to start practices with the team this winter:

“I'm excited to get back and start practicing as soon as I can. When I’m able to put that uniform on and start playing I'm excited for that too you know.”

In his stellar high school career for the Corvallis Blue Devils was named the Class ‘A’ Southwest Conference MVP three times and was also an all-state selection for three years. His senior season (2011-2012) he averaged over 24 points and seven assists per game.
Bradshaw was seen by many as the best high school player in the state of Montana two years ago, so obviously it is a big move for Montana to land him. The Grizzlies are a bit crowded in the backcourt, but they recruited him hard out of high school, and I am guessing were happy to get him in the fold after the transfer.

EDIT: Gidal has corrected me that he was one of the best recruits in the state two years ago, and it wasn't a complete consensus.

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