TULSA, Okla. – Originally from Norfolk, Nebraska, Jalen Bradley will join the Oral Roberts men's basketball team as a junior next year, after signing his National Letter of Intent in April.
Bradley averaged 17.3 points per game for Northeast Community College last year including 42.6 percent from 3-point range. At NCC, Bradley was a first team all-region selection and was the national player of the week in January after he exploded for 42 points against a nationally-ranked Indian Hills club.
In high school, Bradley ran cross country as a freshman and sophomore before focusing on basketball, where he was an All-State selectin in 2011 and 2012, and an All-State Tournament Team selection in 2010 and 2011. He graduated as Norfolk High School's all-time leading scorer.
"Jalen has a really high basketball IQ and makes guys better," said Coach Scott Sutton. "He moves extremely well without the ball and has a chance to be a good scorer for us, not just a shooter."
Bradley had seven scholarship offers, including Idaho State and Portland State.
Five Questions with Jalen Bradley:
Why did you choose ORU?
I chose ORU because of my relationship with the coaching staff during the recruiting process. I also had a great visit. The coaches emphasized how I could help the program moving forward and I felt comfortable around the team when I was on the visit.
What is your proudest accomplishment on the court?
My proudest accomplishment on the court would have to be that I've always been on a team with a winning record.
What is your proudest accomplishment away from basketball?
My proudest accomplishment away from basketball is graduating high school with honors.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
Luke 1:37 "For nothing is impossible with God."
What one word would you use to the ORU men's basketball facilities?
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