ELLISVILLE – Jones College All-American combo guard Daisha Bradford has signed a national letter of intent to play her final two seasons of college basketball at Clemson.
"I chose Clemson because of their consistency," Bradford said. "They made it known I was a priority to them and their program. They have great players, coaches, facilities and compete in the ACC. When I first talked to coach (Amanda) Butler, I didn't hear any flaw about her telling me what I could do for her program. Coach (Daniel) Barber also played a huge role in me signing with them and I loved the things he would take out of his day to do."
The 5-foot-9 guard from Mobile joined the Bobcats in June from Tallahassee Community College and has big plans for herself and the team this spring.
"While I'm at Jones I plan on leading the team to a JUCO championship, being a First Team All-American, elevating my game, and staying focused on maintaining a high GPA. I'm learning now to put first things first, and trust that the results will take care of themselves. I'm glad that I chose to come to Jones, I really love it here."
As a true freshman at Tallahassee in 2018-19, Bradford averaged 17.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. She was named a WBCA All-American Honorable Mention, First Team All-Panhandle Conference and helped TCC to a 25-5 record and No. 9 national ranking. She did not play the 2019-20 season.
"In just a short time with us, we've been able to see up close how much Daisha cares about the game and her future," JC head coach Missy Bilderback said. “She has already impacted our program greatly, and we know that she will do the same at Clemson. She's an exceptional talent but also has a rare maturity level and work ethic. Clemson is getting a competitor, a winner and just an overall great person."
Bradford had a standout prep career at Leflore High School, starting all four years and helping her team to an undefeated season and 6A state championship in 2016. She was named the AL.com Coastal Alabama Girls Basketball Player of the Year in 2018.
Bradford was also named 2017-18 First Team All-Coastal, 2017-18 ASWA Second Team All-State, a 2018 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star and 2017 Alabama North-South All-Star (South MVP).
With Bradford's signing today and teammate Endia Holliday’s signing last week with Western Carolina, that's now 30 four-year players under Missy Bilderback’s watch in the last five seasons. Twenty-five of those have inked with Division I programs.
The four-time defending NJCAA Region 23 champions open the season Friday, Jan. 22 at Holmes.