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Canisius' Ryan Bradley using his height to his advantage

Posted at 5:09 PM, Jan 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 17:09:06-05

Ryan Bradley was a hockey player. That was until a few years ago when he started to hit the court.

"My whole family plays basketball so I kind of was used to it," he said. "It wasn't like I hadn't played it but I love basketball. It's what I do."

At 6'7", Bradley has been a huge asset for the Canisius boys basketball team over the last two seasons.

He averages more than 15 points a game and leads the team off the glass.

"I'm used to shooting over people and rebounding and working hard really," Bradley said.

But most guys his height stay inside.

Not Bradley. He's lights out from anywhere on the floor.

"I can knock a couple threes down," he laughed

"If they try to throw in someone more small and athletic, he can go down the post. Someone bigger and not quite athletic, he can take them on the perimeter and do so much, said head coach Kyle Husband. "So I think his versatility is probably one of his best assets."

Coach Husband calls him under-recruited.

That's because a guy that size can do a lot for any college team.

Bradley has his options and hopes to bring his talents to a squad at the next level.

"I would like to play basketball in college, it's kind of a goal or dream to play Division-I basketball," he said.

"You can see that his best basketball is down the road," Husband added. "He's got to put some more strength on and continue to develop his all around game but he's gonna be a terrific college player wherever he ends up."