December 7, 2012

CBS College Sports to feature Clayton State's Zac Bradley

MORROW, GA – On Monday, the CBS College Sports Network will be on the campus of Clayton State University to do a feature story on Laker men's basketball player Zac Bradley.

 Bradley, a native of Riverdale, GA, and a former prep standout at North Clayton High School, was in an unfortunate accident in the spring of 2011. Leaving the Clayton State campus during a terrible storm, a tree fell on his car entrapping him inside. After being transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, Bradley underwent multiple surgeries on his brain, neck and spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed. He then went through extensive rehab at Atlanta's Shepherd Spinal Center during the summer.

 CBS will do a feature story on Bradley's recovery over the last 20 months. Along with interviewing Bradley, the news crew will meet with Dr. Melanie Poudevigne, one of his professors, head coach Gordon Gibbons and his staff and some of the current and former players. In addition, the crew will also film Zac playing in his wheelchair rugby league at the Shepherd Center.

 Bradley's recovery over the last year has been remarkable. After his rehab, he returned to Clayton State and took a full load of classes in the Spring of 2012, where he made a perfect 4.0 that semester. Majoring in health and fitness management, he currently holds a 3.8 grade point average.

 He remains involved with the basketball program, sitting on the bench at home games and is often at practice. As a freshman in 2010-11, Bradley played in all 29 games for the 19-10 Lakers.

 The Clayton State men's team will play on the CBS College Sports network on Saturday, February 16th against the Montevallo Falcons, which will be the national NCAA Division II Game of the Week and be televised across the country live. The nationally televised game will be the first for the Laker men's program. Tip-off for the contest in Montevallo, AL is set for 11 a.m. CDT.

 The feature story on Bradley will be shown during one of the national Games of the Week on the CBS network this season.

Bradley continues to bare expenses that insurance does not cover.  Individuals interested in helping Zac may contribute to the Help Hope Live Foundation in honor of Zac Bradley. Go online to www.helphopelive.org/.

Questions and comments should be directed to gidrowell@clayton.edu

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