When Michael Bradley requested his release from scholarship, his transfer was by no means a forgone conclusion.
The 6-foot-10 redshirt freshman asked for a release because he wanted to be closer to his grandmother, who is battling cancer in Tennessee.
“Coach Calhoun has been working very hard to keep me at UConn and see if I can still visit my grandma,” Bradley said two weeks ago. “If that can’t happen, though, then I’d have to look at going somewhere else.”
According to CBSSports.com’s Jeff Borzello, he’s likely headed somewhere else. Borzello tweeted that Bradley’s transfer to Western Kentucky should become official by the end of the week.
Bradley insisted he’s “still undecided,” and said he would have an announcement right after finals exams, which conclude Saturday.
If Bradley does indeed bolt for Western Kentucky, UConn is left with Tyler Olander and Enosch Wolf in the frontcourt. The Huskies have four scholarships available, and they’ve offered one to 6-foot-11 center Bradley Hayes, a late-blooming prospect from Jacksonville. Hayes recently told CBS Sports that he’ll have a decision “sometime in May.”