Gary Bradds

Gary Lee "Tex" Bradds (July 26, 1942 – July 15, 1983) was an American basketball player. He attended Greeneview High School where he once scored 61 points in a game (12/08/1959 versus Mt. Sterling).[1][2] The school's gym is named in his honor.[3]

Gary Bradds
Personal information
BornJuly 26, 1942
Jamestown, Ohio
DiedJuly 15, 1983 (aged 40)
Greenville, Ohio
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolGreeneview (Jamestown, Ohio)
CollegeOhio State (1961–1964)
NBA draft1964 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Playing career1964–1971
Number33, 30, 31, 40
Career history
19641966Baltimore Bullets
19671969Oakland Oaks / Washington Caps
1970Carolina Cougars
1970–1971Texas Chaparrals
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA and ABA statistics
Points3,106 (12.2 ppg)
Rebounds1,398 (5.5 rpg)
Assists227 (0.9 apg)
Stats at


Bradds enrolled at University of Kentucky but transferred after two days.[4]

He played collegiately for the Ohio State University. Was National Player of the Year[5] and winner of the Adolph Rupp Trophy in 1964. Teammates included Jerry Lucas, John Havlicek, Bobby Knight, Mel Nowell, and Don DeVoe. Averaged 28.0 points and 13.0 rebounds as a junior, after replacing Jerry Lucas. Averaged 30.6 points and 13.4 rebounds as a senior. Had six consecutive 40 point games his senior year,[6] including a school record 49 against Illinois (2/10/64).[7] During the streak, Bradds averaged 44.3 points and scored 46% of Ohio State's points. Streak ended against Iowa with Bradds scoring 30 points. Member of 2 Big Ten Championship teams, 1963–64. Was member of the 1963 Pan American Games, winning a gold medal.[8] Pan Am team included Willis Reed and Lucious Jackson. Was captain of the team in 1964.[9] His #35 has been retired at Ohio State (1/27/2001).[10] Is a member of their Hall of Fame (inducted in 1978).[11] Also, member of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame.[12] Scored 15 points in the National Title game in 1962, leading team. Jerry Lucas once claimed that Bradds was the best player he played against all season "in practice". His 735 points in 1964 are second highest season total in school's history.[13] Was Ohio States MVP in 1963 and 1964.[14] Was Big Ten MVP in 1963 and 1964. Was All-American in 1963 and 1964.[15] Team's record while at Ohio State was 62-14. Averaged 20.7 points and 9.5 rebounds while shooting .535% from the field in 74 games at Ohio State.[16] His 1,530 points and 706 rebounds still rank in the school's top ten of all time.

Professional career

He was selected by the Baltimore Bullets in the 1st round (3rd pick overall) of the 1964 NBA draft.[17]

Bradds played in the North American Basketball League for Benton Harbor in 1965–66 and was Second Team NABL. He played for Columbus in 1966–67 and was named First Team NABL.[18]

He played for the Bullets (1964–66) in the NBA for 44 games and for the Oakland Oaks (1967–69), Washington Capitols (1969–70), Carolina Cougars and Texas Chaparrals (1970–71) in the ABA for 210 games. Averaged 12.2 points and 5.5 rebounds as a professional in 254 games, scoring 3,106 points. Averaged 17.0 points and 7.9 rebounds in the playoffs. Ranks #67 in ABA history in free throws and #76 in free throw attempts. Finished in top ten in free throw % in 1968–69. Career ABA shooting percentage of .478 ranks 36 in ABA history and his free throw % of .803 ranks #32. Ranks #67 in ABA history in free throws made with 841.

Was member of the 1969 ABA Championship Oakland Oaks that included Rick Barry, Warren Armstrong, Doug Moe, Larry Brown, and Ira Harge. Averaged 20.5 points and 10.1 rebounds in the 1969 ABA Playoffs with a high of 43 points against Minnesota.[19]


Following his pro career, was an assistant coach and Teacher and School Principal of Greeneview South Elementary . A much admired and respected local and national hero/role model to many, Bradds died on July 15, 1983 at the age of 40 of cancer.[20] His son David played basketball at the University of Dayton. Also father of two daughters, Melinda and Lori. Cousin of American Jazz Guitarist Terry Bradds. Brother Gayle Bradds played basketball for Cedarville College.[21] Bradds' grandson Evan is a college basketball player for Belmont University and was named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017.[22]


  1. ^ Dayton Area Sports History Basketball Significant Figures
  2. ^ Men's High School High-Scorers
  3. ^ Greene County Bureau — Bradds Would Be Proud of New Gym Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio) via HighBeam Research
  4. ^ Adolph Rupp: Kentucky's Basketball Baron Russell Rice – Google Books
  5. ^ The Naismith Award Winners – College Basketball MVP
  6. ^ Basketball: A Biographical Dictionary Google Books
  7. ^ National Insider: Scoring records not a modern art
  8. ^ USAB: FOURTH PAN AMERICAN GAMES – 1963 Archived 2010-01-03 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^
  10. ^
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2009-01-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2009-05-07.
  14. ^ Ohio State's Unforgettables – Bruce Hooley – Google Books
  15. ^ All-Americans – Big Ten Honors – Awards
  16. ^ Gary Bradds
  17. ^ Gary Bradds NBA & ABA Stats |
  18. ^ North American Basketball League Standings
  19. ^ 1968–69 ABA Game by Game Log- Part 4
  20. ^ GARY BRADDS –
  21. ^ Grandson, Evan Bradds plays basketball at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.Cedarville University Yellow Jackets Athletics – All-Time Alphabetical Roster (thru 2012–13)
  22. ^ Stuart, Carol (December 16, 2015). "Belmont's Evan Bradds playing up to family legend". American Sports Network. Retrieved March 1, 2016.

External links

1963 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

The consensus 1963 College Basketball All-American team as determined by aggregating the results of five major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The United Press International, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA). 1963 was the last year that the NEA was used to determine consensus All-American teams.

1964 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

The consensus 1964 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, the United Press International and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

1964 in sports

1964 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

1967–68 Oakland Oaks season

The 1967–68 Oakland Oaks season was the first and season of the franchise in the American Basketball Association (ABA). The Oaks played in the first ever game of the ABA on October 13, 1967, beating the Anaheim Amigos 134–129. Rick Barry attempted to defect over to the Oaks, due to being angered by San Francisco Warriors management's failure to pay him certain incentive awards he felt he was due. However the team sued to stop him from playing, which meant that he would sit out the season rather than play for the Warriors, subsequently doing radio broadcasts for the Oaks. The next season, Barry was allowed to play for the Oaks. The team struggled, finishing dead last in the West by 3 games, with the worst record in the ABA. The Oaks averaged 110.8 points a game (which was 4th best in the league), but gave up an average of 117.4 points, the worst in the league. According to the Elo rating system, the Oaks had the second-worst performance of any professional basketball team ever in a major league, of 1485 such team-seasons, with only the 1946–47 Pittsburgh Ironmen having a worse year.

1968–69 Oakland Oaks season

The 1968–69 Oakland Oaks season was the 2nd and final season of the Oaks of the ABA. The Oaks finished first in the Western Division and won their first and only ABA title. They were helped in part by the hiring of Alex Hannum and Rick Barry for $85,000 per year.

In the ABA Western Division Semifinals, they defeated the Denver Rockets in seven games. In the ABA Western Division Finals, they swept the previous Division Champion, the New Orleans Buccaneers, in four games. Lastly, they beat the Indiana Pacers in five games to secure the title.However, the team operated at a loss. Despite being owned by singer Pat Boone, S. Kenneth Davidson and Dennis A. Murphy, the team lost money due to the proximity of the San Francisco Warriors. Despite winning the title, the team moved to Washington to become the Washington Caps.

1970–71 Carolina Cougars season

The 1970–71 Carolina Cougars season was the 2nd season of the Cougars in the ABA. The Cougars finished dead last in the Eastern Division, though they missed the playoffs by 3 games. They finished 8th in point per game at 115.3 points per game, while finishing 6th in points allowed at 119.4 points per game. The team faltered near the end of the season, losing 11 straight games from February 25 to March 19. Their biggest win streak was 3, which they accomplished 5 times in the season.

1970–71 Texas Chaparrals season

The 1970–71 Texas Chaparrals season was the fourth season of the Chaparrals in the American Basketball Association. In order to try to attract more fans, the Chaparrals adopted the Texas moniker, even playing games in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Tarrant County Coliseum along with Lubbock, Texas, at the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. This practice was scrapped after the season, along with the moniker, as the team was renamed before the next season. For the fourth straight year, the Chaps made the playoffs, but for the third straight year in a row they bowed out in the Division Semifinals, once again to Utah.

1983 in basketball

The following are the basketball events of the year 1983 throughout the world.

Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year

The Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year award was established in 1961 to recognize the best men's college basketball player of the year, as voted upon by the Associated Press (AP).

Chicago Tribune Silver Basketball

The Chicago Tribune Silver Basketball was an award that was presented annually by the Chicago Tribune to the Most Valuable Player of the Big Ten Conference for both men's and women's basketball in the United States through 2007. The Chicago Tribune awarded the Silver Basketball for men's basketball beginning in 1946. The Silver Basketball for women's basketball was first presented in 1988. The awards were voted on by the head coaches of the Big Ten basketball teams and the Chicago Tribune staff.

Evan Bradds

Evan Christopher Bradds (born April 19, 1994) is an American basketball coach, currently an assistant for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League. He played college basketball at Belmont University.

Bradds, the grandson of former Ohio State All-American and NBA player Gary Bradds, grew up in Jamestown, Ohio and starred at Greeneview High School. He chose Belmont for college, and was a regular rotation player as a freshman, earning Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Freshman of the Week honors on four occasions. As a sophomore, Bradds entered the starting lineup for the Bruins, averaging 14.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game and leading the nation in field goal percentage (.688). As a junior, Bradds was named the OVC Player of the Year. Bradds was also recognized as a third-team Academic All-American in 2016.On November 3, 2017, Bradds joined the coaching staff of the Maine Red Claws.

Greeneview High School

Greeneview High School is a public high school in Jamestown, Ohio, United States. It is the only high school in the Greeneview Local School District. Their mascot is the Ram.

Jamestown, Ohio

Jamestown is a village in Greene County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,993 at the 2010 census. Dale Watson is the current mayor.Jamestown is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

List of National Basketball Association players (B)

This is a list of National Basketball Association players whose last names begin with B.

The list also includes players from the American National Basketball League (NBL), the Basketball Association of America (BAA), and the original American Basketball Association (ABA). All of these leagues contributed to the formation of the present-day NBA.

Individuals who played in the NBL prior to its 1949 merger with the BAA are listed in italics, as they are not traditionally listed in the NBA's official player registers.

List of U.S. men's college basketball national player of the year awards

This article lists U.S. men's college basketball national player of the year awards. Several different organizations sponsor an award for the nation's top player.

North American Basketball League (1964-1968)

The first North American Basketball League (1964-1968) was a professional basketball league. The NABL played four full seasons, 1964–1968, until the league folded after the 1967-1968 season.

Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball

The Ohio State men's basketball team represents Ohio State University in NCAA Division I college basketball competition. The Buckeyes are a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Buckeyes share a classic rivalry with the Michigan Wolverines, in which OSU has a 97–77 series lead.

The Buckeyes play their home games at Value City Arena in the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio, which opened in 1998. The official capacity of the center is 19,200. Ohio State ranked 28th in the nation in average home attendance as of the 2016 season.The Buckeyes have won one national championship (1960), been the National Runner-Up four times, appeared in 10 Final Fours (one additional appearance has been vacated by the NCAA), and appeared in 27 NCAA Tournaments (four other appearances have been vacated).

Thad Matta was named the head coach of Ohio State in 2004 to replace coach Jim O'Brien, who was fired due to NCAA violations which cost Ohio State over 113 wins between 1998 and 2002. On June 5, 2017, after consecutive years of missing the NCAA Tournament, the school announced Matta would not return as head coach after 13 years and 337 wins at Ohio State. On June 9, the school hired Butler head coach Chris Holtmann as head coach.

Terry Bradds

Terry Lee Bradds (born February 21, 1946) is an American guitarist who was born in Jamestown, Ohio and attended Greeneview High School.

UPI College Basketball Player of the Year

The UPI College Basketball Player of the Year was an annual basketball award given to the best men's basketball player in NCAA Division I competition. The award was first given following the 1954–55 season and was discontinued following the 1995–96 season. It was given by United Press International (UPI), a news agency in the United States that rivaled the Associated Press but began to decline with the advent of television news.

Five players—Oscar Robertson, Jerry Lucas, Lew Alcindor, Bill Walton and Ralph Sampson—won the award multiple times. Of these five, only Robertson, Walton and Sampson were three-time UPI Players of the Year.

UCLA had the most all-time winners with six. Ohio State was second with four winners, while Cincinnati and Virginia were tied for third with three winners apiece. Five other schools had two winners and sixteen schools had only one UPI Player of the Year.

Eight of the winners were sophomores, seven were juniors, and the remaining 27 were seniors. No freshman was ever presented the award.

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.