Poppa is coming home! Former JHHS basketball star Ladamien Bradford tweeted the news Tuesday that he was would be plying his skills at Louisiana Tech next season. It took a year longer than he wanted but Louisiana Tech head basketball coach Eric Konkol has now gotten the one that he said he wanted to build his backcourt around while initially recruiting Bradford before losing him to Texas A&M. Bradford will be immediately eligible to play next season for Tech.
The versatile 6’4″ guard made two starts in the 2020-2021 season and played in 14 games for the Aggies recording recording five assists, five steals, four points and a block. As his tweet indicated, he was grateful for his experience this past season.
“First of all I want to thank Coach Johnson and Coach Williams and the rest of the coaching staff for the opportunity to play at Texas A&M,” Bradford wrote in a message posted to Twitter. “I want to thank all my teammates for their love and support and great memories that I will never forget. I am forever grateful for this opportunity in my life. I have decided to enter the transfer portal and explore new opportunities.”
Bradford was a candidate for the LSWA’s Mr. Basketball honor and also the Gatorade Player of the Year in Louisiana at the close of his high school days at JHHS. He was the Shreveport Times All-Area Player of the Year for 2019-20 after averaging 24.5 points and 13.3 rebounds, along with 5.5 assists and 3.3 steals.