2013-14 Preview: Bradley Braves

Bradley's success will hinge on a group of new contributors

Updated: October 7, 2013, 8:45 AM ET
By Greg Rosenstein | ESPN Insider

Walt Lemon Jr.Kim Klement/USA TODAY SportsWalt Lemon Jr. averaged 15.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists a night last season for Bradley.

Bradley Braves

2012-13: 18-17 (7-11 in Missouri Valley)
In-conference offense: .98 points per possession (9th)
In-conference defense: 1.09 points per possession (8th)

A common theme for a lot of the Missouri Valley teams this year is unpredictability. Unlike past seasons when programs returned a majority of their rotations, many are now forced to play freshmen, transfers and JUCO additions extensively. It's no different at Bradley, where head coach Geno Ford has eight new players who all could receive significant playing time.