Michael Bradley has been granted his release from scholarship, but there’s still a chance he could remain a Husky next season.
Bradley, the 6-foot-10 redshirt freshman who has yet to appear in a game, is in a unique situation. He applied for a transfer so he could be closer to home (Tennessee) and spend more time with his grandmother, who has cancer.
“Coach Calhoun has been working very hard to keep me at UConn and see if I can still visit my grandma,” Bradley said Tuesday. “If that can’t happen, though, then I’d have to look at going somewhere else.”
Bradley took a visit to the Western Kentucky campus this past weekend.
After redshirting as a freshman, he suffered a broken ankle this past October. He worked his way back into practice by late December, but remained buried on the bench behind Andre Drummond, Alex Oriakhi, Tyler Olander and Roscoe Smith.
Drummond (NBA) and Oriakhi (Missouri) won’t be around next season. Bradley may be the best shotblocker of the remaining bunch. He possesses a nice 12-15 foot jumper and would likely be in line for some playing time if he sticks around.