Bradley Already Looking To Next Season

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Bradley didn’t have a great 2016-17 season.

But the Braves did have a nice finish, winning four straight games before ending the season with a loss to Missouri Valley champ Wichita State in the league tournament quarterfinals. And that has Bradley looking forward to next season.

“We see a lot of (good) stuff coming in the future, so that gives us a lot of confidence to play with each other and compete against other teams,” said Bradley freshman center Koch Bar.

Bar and Darryl Brown were named to the Missouri Valley all-freshmen team. And true freshmen Jayden Hodgson and Nate Kennell got consider playing time the second half of the season.

“They’ve been asked to do a lot as true freshman and they have responded with maturity, with a lot of confidence, with a toughness about them,” Bradley coach Brian Wardle said. “And that’s what gets me excited — their work ethic and toughness — as we move forward.”

Freshman walk-on Lou Griffith, of nearby Washington, asked for and was granted his release from Bradley on Monday.

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