December 12, 2012 in Division I
The college basketball career of former Frankenmuth star and Mr. Basketball winner Brad Redford probably hasn’t gone exactly as planned, but the Xavier player is making the most of his senior season. Redford has emerged as a leader on a relatively inexperienced team, and recently talked about the team’s need to improve the ‘little things’ with Shannon Russell of Cincinnati.com:
“We didn’t play with enough urgency. We kind of took that lead for granted,” Redford said (after the team’s loss to Vanderbilt). “We got up and then we were having trouble scoring on the offensive end. I think we let it affect us on the other side of the ball. That’s something that this team can’t do.”
Redford, however, was a big factor in the team’s win over Kent State. From Xavier blog Banners on the Parkway:
Brad Redford didn’t lead the team in scoring, rebounding, or assists, but he was the pivotal figure in the game today. With the game still in the balance with 14:08 left and the Xavier offense struggling to find points, Redford caught a pass out of the post from Erik Stenger and buried a three to take Xavier up 30-29. After back-to-back Xavier possessions ended in turnovers, Redford drilled another three at the 12:58 mark to make the lead four. By the time Red jarred his third three in less than four minutes, Xavier was up 41-33 and in control of the game with 10:12 left. Redford’s final line of 14/1/2 on 4-6/4-5/2-2 shooting belies Brad’s impact on today’s game.