The Texas basketball team prepares to compete against UTSA in Austin on Nov. 14, 2019. [Stephen Spillman for Statesman]

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Texas loses its first 2021 pledge as Paige Bradley reevaluates her recruitment

Posted May 3rd, 2020

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This weekend, a Longhorn legacy announced that she will look to make an impact elsewhere.

Paige Bradley revealed on Twitter on Saturday afternoon that she had reopened her recruitment. Bradley had been committed to the women’s basketball program at Texas since August. Bradley will be a senior at Dallas Bishop Lynch next season.

A 5-9 guard, Bradley was recruited by previous UT coach Karen Aston. Forward Aaliyah Moore and guard Rori Harmon, who are the remaining pledges in Longhorns’ 2021 recruiting class, both committed last month following the hiring of Vic Schaefer.

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Bradley is not currently listed in ESPN HoopGurlz’s ranking of the Class of 2021’s top 100 recruits. (Moore and Harmon are ranked seventh and 20th). According to the Dallas Morning News, Bradley averaged 11.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game this winter. She helped guide Bishop Lynch to a TAPPS title as a sophomore and was an all-state honoree during her junior year.

Bradley is the daughter of SMU associate head coach Amie Smith Bradley. Bradley’s mother was a 1,000-point scorer at Texas who ranks eighth at the school in career rebounds (940). Bradley’s father, Steve, was also a four-year letterman on the Texas football team.

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