The NCAA has published on its official website a lengthy article about Clayton State University basketball player Zac Bradley.
Written by Brian Hendrickson of the NCAA, “Make these days the best you can” was published on Dec. 22, 2011, and tells the story of Bradley’s recovery to date from a freak accident wherein a tree fell on his car last May. The article is now online at
Clayton State recently held a Zac Bradley Benefit Week that culminated on Saturday, Dec. 3, with a basketball doubleheader at the Clayton State Athletics & Fitness Center.
Bradley, a native of Riverdale, Ga., and a former prep standout at North Clayton High School, played last season at Clayton State as a freshman, helping pace the Lakers to a 19-10 mark. He was leaving the Clayton State campus on May 26, 2011, when, during a terrible storm, a tree fell on his car.
Bradley was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he underwent multiple surgeries on his brain, neck and spinal cord. He spent the summer in rehabilitation at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, before coming home in the fall. Bradley plans to return to Clayton State as a student.
All of the proceeds raised during Zac Bradley Benefit Week were donated to Help Hope Live in honor of Bradley. For more information about Bradley and the medical fundraising efforts, go to http://www.helphopelive.org/find-a-patient/profile/index.cfm/patient/4020DEAA-D857-4104-4651614FF6509D6A.