7-foot-1 center Aaron Bradshaw talks early recruitment, dream school

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7-foot-1 center Aaron Bradshaw talks early recruitment, dream school

Joe Tipton01/19/22
Article written by:Joe TiptonJoe Tipton


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Aaron Bradshaw, a 7-foot-1 center out of Roselle (N.J.) Camden has emerged as one of the top prospects in the junior class and has already pulled in 15+ scholarship offers. The junior big man says he currently hears the most from Kentucky, LSU, UConn, and DePaul.

Kentucky is interested

The Kentucky Wildcats have not yet extended an offer to Bradshaw, but assistant coach Orlando Antigua is keeping his eye on the New Jersey big man. Bradshaw says Antigua’s message is “to just keep working hard and keep doing what you’re doing.” It’s also important to note that Bradshaw is the teammate of Dajuan Wagner Jr., a big-time Kentucky recruit.

Bradshaw says he would like to take a visit to Lexington in the near future.

LSU is Bradshaw’s dream school

Bradshaw says his dream school growing up was LSU. The Tigers have extended an offer and Bradshaw took an official visit to Baton Rouge in early November. He says the visit went “really good. Everybody is cool. Coach Will (Wade) is a really cool dude and I like everybody there.”

“Me and my mom used to always watch Shaq,” Bradshaw explained. “He was one of my favorite players. I always wanted to be like Shaq. I like how they’re (LSU) playing. And they had Naz Reid, everybody compares me to him.”

Oklahoma State

Bradshaw made the trip to Stillwater to see Oklahoma State for his second official visit about a week after his visit to LSU.

“That visit was real cool,” Bradshaw said. “Coach (Mike) Boynton is a cool guy, guys are really cool, and I really like their system, waking up every day, working out.”

The 7-footer is young but has tremendous upside. The offensive part of his game still expanding, but he does a great job of getting up and down the floor for a player of his size. The big man will need to continue to add stegnth to be successful at the college level, and he says that’s one of the things he’s focusing on. “I’ve been working on my body a lot. I want to be stronger and more mobile.”

Bradshaw has also received offers from UCLA, Maryland, Miami, Nebraska, Kansas State, Penn State, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Texas A&M, among others.

Aaron Bradshaw is the No. 20 prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.