Former Lion now Celtic returns to T-Town and BPS campus

Former Lion now Celtic returns to T-Town and BPS campus

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Former Lion now Celtic returns to T-Town and BPS campus

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Avery Bradley wishes varsity player, Jack Roberts, Happy Birthday. Photo by Jeanne Hanigan

Avery Bradley, former Bellarmine hoops star from 2005-2008, stopped by campus during Memorial Day weekend this year and had an impromptu visit with Fr. Jerry Chapdelaine, S.J.

On Sept. 14, former student and basketball star Avery Bradley and his family stopped by the campus to say hello to teachers and coaches, and even wished senior Jack Roberts a happy birthday.

He was in Tacoma, WA for the 2nd annual Light the Night walk which honored his mother, Alicia Jones, who died suddenly of a stroke in 2013. Students, including the Boys Basketball team, donated novelty socks to the event, and Bradley expressed his gratitude.

This was Bradley’s second visit to campus in only four months. Over Memorial Day weekend, he was in town to support his Celtic teammate and Curtis High School graduate, Isaiah Thomas, who was hosting a basketball tournament at Foss High School. Bradley stopped by Bellarmine with a reporter and, although it was holiday weekend, Fr. Gerry Chapdelaine, S. J. happened to be on campus.

The chance meeting resulted in Bellarmine being featured in a national news story at http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/deep-green-avery-bradley-close-home  (Video by Torey Champagne).

Bradley, the 19th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, begins his 6th year with the Boston Celtics.

As a starting guard and strong defender, Bradley has a good chance of becoming a 2016 NBA All-Star. Fans can vote at NBA.com/vote or Tweet: AveryBradley #NBAVOTE or text the word, Bradley, to 69622 up until Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.

Avery and his family come home to Bellarmine. Photo by Jeanne Hanigan

Avery and his family come home to Bellarmine. Photo by Jeanne Hanigan

 

 

 

 

 

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