Lions Tame Tigers Capture Class AA Crown….Bradshaw Named MVP and Mr. Basketball


Could you call this the daily double for Craig "The Professor" Bradshaw (CPA).

The Belmont signee scored 23 points leading the Lions of CPA to a hard fought 78-64 victory over Memphis Mitchell and a place in history as the champions of Class AA.

Bradshaw's night was far from done as the senior guard was named the MVP of the 2012 state tournament for his efforts all week.

But wait there's more!!!!!!!!!

In the post game ceremony, Bradshaw was named the 2012 Class AA Mr. Basketball over fellow nominees Jalen Lindsey (CPA) and Brandon Cole (Stone Memorial).

CPA came out strong behind the scoring of Bradshaw and building a lead that seemed to be sufficient heading into the final stanza.

Anyone who watched the Tigers of Mitchell this week knew for certain a run was in their future and it came during the fourth quarter.

After Jalen Lindsey fouled out the Tigers made their move and got the lead under double digits before some nifty ball handling from sophomore guards Braxton Bonds (CPA) and Vic Wharton (CPA).

Bradshaw finished with 23 followed closely by sophomore sharp-shooter Jake Allsmiller (CPA), Lindsey added 15 and Bonds finished with 10 in the title victory.

Mario McNeal (Mitchell) led the Tigers with 17 and Jalen Blackwell (Mitchell) added 12 for the state runner-ups.

Joining Bradshaw on the All-Tournament squad were Lindsey, Blackwell, Wharton, Allsmiller, Brandon Cole, Tavarius Gause (Liberty Tech), Robert Troino (Stone Memorial), Aquarius Stevenson (Mitchell) and Nathan Cole (Mitchell).