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2 Aaron Bradshaw

Aaron Bradshaw
Aaron Bradshaw
Hometown (Last School)
Roselle, NJ (Camden)
May 14, 2004

Born Nov. 16 in Newark, New Jersey … Mother is Shawndel Bradshaw … When he’s not playing basketball, he’s playing video games or meditating … Lists his mother, grandmother and aunt as his life’s greatest influences … Favorite movie is Fifth Element … Chose his jersey number because that represents the day his grandmother passed away … Favorite food is chicken alfredo … Before taking the court he has to tap his feet, shoulders and head … Dunked for the first time in sixth grade … Pregame setlist includes Lauryn Hill and Sade … Lists Kobe Bryant as his favorite former player and Anthony Davis as his favorite former Wildcat … Honor Roll student … Chose Kentucky because it felt like family.

Ranked as high as No. 2 overall by Rivals and 247Sports … McDonald’s All-American … 2023 Iverson Classic selection … First-Team All-State … Logged 12.1 points and 9.4 rebounds per game as a senior at Camden … Averaged 8.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game as a junior while helping Camden to the NJSIAA Group 2 state championship … Played for NJ Scholars on the EYBL circuit, averaging 12.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks … Tallied three double-doubles during Peach Jam prior to senior season.

2023-24 (FRESHMAN)
Played in 26 games and made 10 starts during his freshman season … Averaged 4.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game … Tallied seven double-figure scoring efforts and had one double-double … Paced the Cats in rebounding five times, steals three times and blocks three times … Recovered from an offseason foot injury and made his debut on Dec. 2 against UNC Wilmington … Totaled 15 points at home against Arkansas, while also snaring five boards … Tallied 12 points and seven rebounds in 19 minutes of a road win at Vanderbilt … Scored 11 points in the home win over Mississippi State … Had two steals at Florida and finished the game strong with a big block late in the game followed by a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession to give UK the lead for good with 1:27 to play … Was tabbed the SEC Freshman of the Week for his efforts after posting 10 points after halftime in the come-from-behind win … Made his first career start and scored 12 points in the win over No. 9 North Carolina … Drained the game-clinching free-throws against the Tar Heels … He also snatched an offensive rebound and had a putback layup to help UK retake the lead with under five to play … Incredible effort in his second collegiate game vs. Penn, scoring a team-high-tying 17 points with 11 rebounds, hitting a 3 with three blocks in 29 minutes of action … Saw his first game action of the season vs. UNCW, playing 13 minutes and recording a dunk, two rebounds and a block.

On April 9, 2024, Bradshaw entered the transfer portal, becoming the first player to leave the team in the wake of coach John Calipari’s departure.



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