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Bradley: Hall of Fame nod 'a great honor'

Charlie Bradley is widely regarded as the best basketball player in USF history, with his No. 30 jersey hanging in the Sun Dome rafters and his name in the record books as the Bulls' all-time leading scorer with 2,319 career points.

Still, Bradley said he never thought about making a college Hall of Fame until his brother, fellow Robinson High standout Alvin Holder, was named to the Hall of Fame at his alma mater, Peru State in Nebraska, where he played football.

"Seeing what they did for him, that got me thinking that it might be a possibility someday," Bradley said.

Still, Bradley said he was surprised last week when he got a call from former USF athletic director Lee Roy Selmon, now the chair of the Hall of Fame's executive committee, to congratulate him on being part of the Hall's first class.

"I think it's a great honor," said Bradley, who led USF to the postseason NIT in 1983 and 1985. "Like I've always told sportswriters, I wish we could have done more as a team, rather than my individual accolades."

Bradley isn't the only basketball player joining USF's Hall of Fame this September -- the ceremony will be held Sept. 17, and the inductees will also be recognized at a home football game. Bradley said he is well aware of Wanda Guyton, who like him was a Tampa high school star before shining at USF. He called Guyton, who was USF's career women's scoring leader until Jessica Dickson broke her record in 2007, a "great, great person."

-- Running through potential names to join Stan Heath's staff, Chipola College coach Greg Heiar said Monday that he has not spoken with Heath. Heiar and Heath were nearly a match two years ago when Heath was first assembling a staff at USF, but he opted to stay at the perennially strong junior college in the Panhandle. Heiar's name has been rumored at a number of programs in recent weeks -- as director of basketball operations at Memphis, as an assistant at Southern Miss -- but he said Monday he hasn't accepted any position and remains at Chipola right now.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:25pm]


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