Bradey Woodall signs with National Park College
The games will continue for Manila Senior Bradey Woodall as he signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the National Park College Nighthawks.
Family, friends, coaches and teammates gathered at the Lion gymnasium on Tuesday, April 24, to share in the event as the three time All State guard signed.
Manila Coach Lee Wimberley said this is a big day for Manila's program and for Bradey.
“He has put in the time and has worked hard to become one of the best scorers I have coached,” Coach Wimberley said. “He hit 80 percent free throws. He came in after practice and continued to work. This is what work looks like.”
Bradey scored 1,569 career points for the Lions and knew from junior high he wanted to play college basketball. He helped the Lions reach the state tournament three times in four years.
As a sophomore Bradey averaged 20.1 points and 5/2 rebounds a game.
He averaged 16.7 points per game his junior year missing eight games because of an injury. He continued his senior year with 17.1 points, five rebounds and four assists per game.
Bradey was recently named one of the top five players in Class 3A by the Arkansas Basketball Coaches Association.
In addition to three time All State player, he was a three time All Conference player; named Best Under the Sun; and received numerous individual basketball awards including Best Offensive Player, Best Free Throw Percentage, and Most Athletic.
“National Park College is a good fit for me,” Bradey said. “I really like the campus and they are giving me the best chance to succeed. I am looking forward to being part of the team.”
National Park College is located in Hot Springs. NPC announced plans last month to join the National Junior College Athletic Association. The Nighthawks, who competed as a club team during their inaugural 2017-18 season, will complete in NJCAA Division II.
On hand for the signing was National Park College men's basketball coach Jason Hudnell. He said he is glad to have Bradey.
Bradey is excited for the opportunity to continue playing basketball at the college level.
Following the signing ceremony, a reception was held.