La Tech basketball coach Lane Konkol comments on Bradford transfer

This past week former JHHS basketball star LaDamien Bradford delighted local fans by announcing that he would be transferring from Texas A&M University to Louisiana Tech. Thanks to new NCAA transfer guidelines Bradford will be eligible to play in this upcoming season to the delight of La. Tech head coach Lane Konkol, who led the Bulldogs to a 3rd place finish in the NIT Tournament this past season. 

“We are thrilled to welcome LaDamien to the Louisiana Tech family” said Konkol. “He is a versatile playmaking guard with size and can play multiple positions with the ability to be a facilitator and scorer. He can push the basketball in transition to create for others as well as run the wing to be a finisher. 

Konkol went on to speak more about gaining the local player who was a two-time All-State player and Shreveport Times Player of the Year in 2019 and what that means to the team. “LaDamien has worked hard in the weight room this past year and is a strong and versatile defender who fits our style. He comes from a terrific family nearby and we will look forward to having them at games often.”

The grandson of Jonesboro resident Fayetta Bradford led Jonesboro-Hodge to the Class A state tournament in 2018 and averaged 24.5 points per game and 13.3 rebounds along with 5.5 assists and 3.3 steals during his senior season. As a Freshman at Texas A&M he started two games and saw action in 14 games including appearances in 8 SEC contests. 

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