Bradley headed to Western Kentucky

UConn forward Michael Bradley will transfer to Western Kentucky, he told the Hearst Connecticut Media Group Thursday afternoon.

Bradley was granted his release on April 13, but didn’t necessarily guarantee that he’d leave UConn. His circumstances were unique: Bradley, a 6-foot-9 forward who would have likely received playing time in the Huskies’ depleted frontcourt, wanted to be closer to his grandmother, who is battling cancer in Tennessee.

He took a visit to Western Kentucky the weekend after he was released from scholarship.

On Monday, Bradley said he was “still undecided” and would make an announcement at the conclusion of his final exams. Now poised to become a Hilltopper, Bradley will likely have to sit out a year unless he is granted a “hardship waiver.” He becomes the second Husky  to find a new program this year (Alex Oriakhi’s commitment to Missouri was the first). No news has surfaced about Roscoe’s Smith intentions.

With those three big men out of the picture, UConn has a thin frontcourt — Tyler Olander and Enosch Wolf — and a plethora of guards. The Huskies may have to take a page out of Villanova’s playbook next season.