Desonta Bradford

#1 Desonta Bradford

POS. G
HT. 6' 4"
WT. 190
YR. Sr.
HOMETOWN Humboldt, Tenn.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL Humboldt HS

About Desonta: A quality guard who can score the basketball ... brings athleticism to the perimeter ... was highly recruited. 2016-17: Led the team with 3.9 assists per contest while ranking second in points per game (10.4) ... was a third team All-SoCon selection by the league’s coaches ... had a strong SoCon Tournament, earning first team All-SoCon Tournament honors after matching his career high with 21 points in a quarterfinal win over Mercer (3/4) and his career best for blocks with three in the semifinal win over Samford (3/5) ... missed the Western Carolina game due to illness (2/25) ... scored 11 points, dished out seven assists and matched his career high with three steals in the win over Furman (2/22)  ... dished out a game high seven assists and scored 11 points in the win over Mercer (2/11) ... finished with 12 points, six rebounds and four assists vs. The Citadel (2/9) ... Set career highs for 3-point field goals made (4) and 3-point field goal attempts (7) against the Bulldogs ... held without a field 0-for-6 at Wofford (2/6), marking first time since Jan. 30, 2016 (at Furman) where he did not make a field goal ... had 14 second-half points and finished with 16 in the game, hitting a career high three 3-pointers as the Bucs topped VMI (2/2) ... scored a team high 19 points and went 9-of-10 at the foul line, hitting some critical free throws down the stretch to lead the Bucs past Chattanooga (1/28) ... was a critical part of the Bucs’ double-OT win over Samford (1/25), setting career highs for points (21), blocks (3), and minutes played (44), while picking up his first career double-double with 10 rebounds ... scored a team and season high 17 points and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line in the win over Wofford (1/23) ... posted a career high 12 rebounds in the loss to Furman (1/19) ... scored a season high 17 points and had an all-around strong game despite losing to UNCG (1/17) ... played a career high 37 minutes and matched his season high with 15 points in the win over Mercer (1/7) ... grabbed a career high eight rebounds, scored six points and dished out five assists in the win over Savannah State (12/29) ... played a career high 35 minutes and responded with team highs for points (14) and assists (8) to go along with five rebounds and two steals in the loss to Tennessee (12/22) ... had a great game at Morehead State (12/17), posting a career high three 3-pointers on way to a 13-point effort, while also dishing out six assists in the win .... posted season highs for points (15), field goals (6) and minutes played (34), as he led the Bucs to the win over Mississippi State (12/14) ... had a team high 12 points, while dishing out four assists and grabbing six rebounds in the loss to Dayton (12/10) ... continued to develop as the team’s lead point guard, dishing out eight assists and scoring eight points in the win over Limestone (12/4) ... posted career bests for free throws (10) and free throws attempted (12), scoring 12 points, grabbing five rebounds and dishing out four assists in the win over Lees-McRae (12/1) ... had his best offensive game so far this season, netting 14 points while going 4-of-8 from the field and 6-of-8 from the free throw line in the win over UC Irvine (11/27) ... matched or set career highs for assists (9), blocks (3), steals (3) and minutes played (34), while scoring eight points in the win over South Dakota State (11/26) ... got the start at point guard in the season opening win against Fordham (11/11), connecting on a career high three 3-pointers and matching his career best wtih six assists. 2015-16: Ranked fourth on the team with 7.6 points per contest and third in assists with 2.0 per game ... had a fantastic SoCon Tournament, making the all-tournament team after averaging 12.7 points and 3.3 assists per game in wins over Mercer (3/5) and Furman (3/6), and the title game loss to Chattanooga (3/7) ... netted 15 points on 3-of-4 shooting from 3-point range and dished out three assists in the loss to Oakland in the Vegas 16 semifinals ... scored 10 points -- including six straight in one decisive stretch late in the game -- and matched his career high for blocks (2) as the Bucs defeated Louisiana Tech (3/28) in the quarterfinals of the Vegas 16 ... posted career highs for assists (6) and minutes played (30), while scoring a team-high 14 points in the loss to Chattanooga (3/7) in the SoCon finals ... posted another solid effort with 10 points, three assists and two steals in the win over Wofford (2/27) ... had a career high six assists in the win over Furman (2/25) ... continued his strong play by setting or matching his career highs in rebounds (7), blocks (2), steals (3) and minutes played (29), and scored 12 points -- many in the final critical minutes -- to help give the Bucs a win over Mercer (2/20) ... grabbed a career high six rebounds and five points in the win over The Citadel (2/18) ... had a career night in the win over Western Carolina (2/15), posting a personal best with 18 points and scored 15 of 23 ETSU points in one stretch in the second half to lift the Bucs to the win ... also during the Western Carolina game, he set or matched career highs for field goals (7), 3 pointers (2), rebounds (6), assists (4) and minutes played (26)  ... collected 10 points, five rebounds and a season high four assists in the win over Samford (2/11) ... had 11 points and was a perfect 2-of-2 from 3-point range in the win over UNCG (2/6) ... enjoyed a solid game in the win over VMI (2/4), scoring 14 points and going a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line ... had the best offensive game of his career, setting personal bests for points (17), field goals (7) and field goals attempted (9) in the loss to Wofford (1/28) ... matched his season highs for assists (4) and steals (2) in the win over Mercer (1/21) ... continued his development with another solid performance in the loss to UTC (1/16), scoring a season high 12 points, while matching his career high with four field goals, and season highs with two steals and 24 minutes of game play ... set or matched career highs for field goals (4) and 3-pointers (2), while scoring 11 points and dishing out three assists in the win over VMI (1/11) ... enjoyed one of his best games of the year, making clutch plays down the stretch and finishing with six points, four assists and two steals in the win over N.C. Central (1/4) ... played a season high 24 minutes and grabbed a career-best six rebounds in the loss to Tennessee Tech (12/2) ... scored nine points and dished out a team-high four assists in the win over Green Bay (11/17) ... came off the bench to score 11 points and posted career highs for free throws (7) and rebounds (5) in the win over Averett (11/14). 2014-15: Averaged 4.1 points per game and played in 29 contests as a true freshman ... made the most of his first career start, playing a personal best 26 minutes and scoring 12 points in the win over Furman (2/14) ... in the Furman win, he also hit two 3-pointers, including one last in the game that helped seal the win ... played a career high 23 minutes, scoring five points and grabbing three rebounds in the win over UNC Greensboro (2/12) ... and came off the bench to provide a spark in the loss to Wofford (2/5), finishing with a career high14 points and three steals in 20 minutes of play ... provided solid minutes in the loss to Wofford (1/24), scoring eight points and grabbing two rebounds in 18 minutes of action ... had a career high five assists and scored five points in the win over Tusculum (1/19) ... came off the bench to score five points in 12 minutes of play against Chattanooga (1/10) ... had a career high 10 points and four field gaols in the win over VMI (1/2) ... missed the game at  Tennessee (12/31) with a wrist injury ... had a nice outing against UNCG (12/13), scoring nine points, grabbing three rebounds and dishing out two assists in 17 minutes ... played 15 minutes, picked up his first career block and dished out two assists in the win over Morehead State (12/1) ... hit his first career 3-pointer and netted five points in 10 minutes against Asheville (11/22) .. scored six points and posted personal bests for rebounds (3) and assists (4) in the win over UVa.-Wise (11/18) ... made his collegiate debut, scoring six points, while grabbing two rebounds and two steals in the opener at Valpo (11/14). High school: Was named the Tennessee Class A Mr. Basketball winner and was a McDonald’s All-American nominee his senior season out of Humboldt High School in Humboldt, Tenn. ... averaged averaged 21.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game his final season in high school, shooting 54 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range during the regular season, on his way to being named first-team all-state. ... as a junior, he led the Vikings to a state championship and was an all-tournament selection, and this year he was the All-District 14-A and All-Region 7-A MVP. He chose the Bucs after considering programs such as Murray State, Butler and Southeast Missouri State. Personal: Major is Interdisciplinary Studies … son of Sharlice Bradford … born April 12, 1996.