Men's Basketball


Cory Bradford
Cory Bradford
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Raleigh Egypt

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
12/04/1978

Cory set the NCAA record for consecutive games with a three-point field goal at 88 games before the streak was snapped on Feb. 13, 2001 against Wisconsin.

AT ILLINOIS...

2000-01 (Junior):
Honorable-mention All-America selection by the Associated Press?Honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection by the media?Named to the second-team on the NABC All-District 11 team?One of 20 players on the Wooden Award All-America team ballot?Finished the season 14th on the Illinois career scoring list with 1,329 points?Enters the 2000-01 season carrying a school-record streak of 99 consecutive starts, sixth on the UI career list for total starts?Holds the NCAA record with 88 consecutive games with a three-point field goal (snapped Feb. 13 vs. Wisconsin)?The former NCAA record for consecutive games with a three pointer was 73 by Wally Lancaster of Virginia Tech from 1986-89?Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year by both the Media and Big Ten Coaches?One of 12 players chosen for the USA Basketball Select Team that practiced and scrimmaged against the U.S. Olympic team (Men?s Senior National Team) in Hawaii Aug. 27-Sept. 2?Illinois? all-time leader in made three pointers, he finished the season with 253 career threes?Also the Illinois all-time leader in career three point attempts with 654?Named one of the 25 players for the Wooden Award Preseason All-American team for the second consecutive season?Knocked down six three-pointers enroute to season-high 22 points in victory over then No. 4 Michigan State on Feb. 6?Scored 13 ponts with three treys in victory over Purdur in quarterfinals of Big Ten Tournament?Made four of five three point attempts in NCAA Tournament victory over Northwestern St.... Finished the season by making six treys on the way to 22 points vs. Arizona (3/25).

1999-2000 (Sophomore):
Second Team All-Big Ten selection by both coaches and media?John Wooden Award Finalist started every game, and led the team with an average of 32.8 minutes per game?Returned to his natural two-guard spot after playing the point the majority of his freshman season?Led the Illini with a scoring average of 15.3 points, and scored 15.6 per game in Big Ten play?Scored in double figures in 28 of 32 games?Led the Illini in points scored 15 times ?Hit game-winning three-pointer with 1.3 seconds left to defeat Indiana in first round of Big Ten Tournament?Had 22 points in 37 minutes against Bradley?Scored 21 points (including three-pointers), had four assists and two steals in win over then-No. 6 Kansas (12/18)?Led the Illini to victory over No. 13 Ohio State (1/6) with 20 points and seven rebounds in 36 minutes?Hit season high in points with 28 in 42 minutes at Michigan (1/16)?Scored 26 points, including five treys, in 34 minutes of action in win over Indiana (2/22)?Led the team and Big Ten in three pointers made with 96, an average of 3.00 per game?Made five three-point FG?s in five games - Seton Hall (12/5), Kansas (12/18), Michagan (1/16), Indiana (2/22) and Florida (3/19)?Was one of the 25 preseason candidates for the Wooden Award All-American team, and one of only four sophomores on the preseason list.

1998-99 (Freshman):
Big Ten Freshman of the Year? Third-team All-Big Ten (coaches)?Basketball News All-Freshman second team?Made a three pointer in every game, a first by an Illinois player?His 85 three pointers set the Illinois school record for three-pointers in a single season?His 205 attempts were second in Illinois single season records?All-time leading freshman scorer at Illinois with 494 points, passing Deon Thomas (452 in 1991)?Started off his Illini career with 20 points in the season opener against Wake Forest? His high scoring non-conference game was 26 points against Kansas?Spent time at both the point and two-guard positions?The leading freshman scorer in the Big Ten?Led Illinois to a near upset of 15th-ranked Ohio State (1/30) with a season-high 29 points ?Led the Illini?s upset of 11th-ranked Wisconsin (2/6) with 26 points (15 came in the second half)...He was 7-for-11 from three-point range against the Badgers and scored nine of the Illini?s 10 points in the final 1:23 ?Averaged 18.8 points in the Big Ten Tournament and was named to the All-Tournament team?Shot 58.6 percent from three-point range in the tournament (6-for-7 vs. Minnesota, 4-for-5 vs. Indiana, 1-for-8 vs. Ohio State and 6-for-9 vs. Michigan State?His 17 three pointers in four Big Ten Tournament games were more than any team other than Illinois?Led Illinois with a 15.8 ppg average in six games in Australia? Represented the United States at the World University Games where he averaged 6.3 ppg and helped the U.S. win a gold medal.

HIGH SCHOOL...
Averaged 24 points, seven rebounds and six assists as a senior at Raleigh Egypt?Played for Jimmy Adams? An all-state, all-conference selection in basketball? Led Raleigh Egypt to the 1997 District 2A Championship?Played in a number of all-star games including the First Annual Memphis Nike All-Star game, and the Indiana Coca-Cola All-Star game?In 1996, he played at the summer Nike All-American camp and played in the Top 20 All-Star game at the Nike camp?Listed as the 72nd-best high school prospect by Van Coleman Scouting Services?Averaged 22 points and 7.6 rebounds as a junior?Chose Illinois over Ole Miss, Colorado, Memphis and Tennessee.

PERSONAL...
Son of James and Paulette Alexander?His favorite moment in sports, prior to Illinois winning the Big Ten championship, was seeing Evander Holyfield defeat Mike Tyson for the World Heavyweight Title?Lists his grandfather as the most influential person in his athletic career?Enjoys listening to music and watching movies?Major is speech communications.

BRADFORD?S CAREER STATISTICS...

	
Year	 G-GS    MIN-Avg     FGM-FGA/FG%    3PM-3PA/3P%    FTM-A/%        OR-DR   TOT/Avg    PF-DQ   A    TO   B   S    PTS/Avg
98-99   32-32   1127-35.2    174-450/.387    85-205/.415    61-90/.678    16-68--84/2.6      61-1    62   78   1   25   494/15.4
99-00   32-32   1048-32.8    156-421/.371    96-255/.376    82-112/.732   20-60--80/2.5      40-0    63   52   1   31   490/15.3
00-01   35-35   1043-29.8    113-298/.379    72-194/.371    47-59/.797    26-63--89/2.5      60-0    63   67   3   23   345/9.9
Total   99-99   3218-32.5    443-1169/.379  253-654/.387   190-261/.728   62-191--253/2.6   161-1   188  197   5   79  1329/13.4

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