Position
Forward
Height
6'8
Weight
268 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
New Roads, La.
High School
Pointe Coupee Central HS
  • Graduated July 2002, General Studies

SENIOR SEASON (2002-03)
Appeared in 32 games his senior year, starting six … Played 407 minutes, averaging 12.7 minutes per game … Averaged 3.0 points per game, 1.8 rebounds a contest … Hit 48.8 percent of field goal attempts (41-of-84) with 13 blocks … Nineteen games of double figure minutes played … One double figure scoring game of 12 points (2-1) at Alabama in a starting role … In that game, hit 6-of-11 field goal attempts with season-equaling best of six rebounds … Also had six boards against Centenary … Started first three games of the season against Nicholls State (11-22), South Alabama (11-24) and Texas A&M (11-30), Houston (1-8), at Alabama (2-1) and South Carolina (2-5) … Had 2 blocks in the Vanderbilt game (2-12).

REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2001-02)
Finished the season with career-best averages of 6.7 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game … Had the first starts of his career in his junior season, averaging 23.0 minutes per game … Made 54.7 percent of his field-goal attempts (104-of-190) … Second on the team in blocked shots at 18 … Had nine double-figure scoring games … High of 16 points on Dec. 20 against Houston, hitting 8-of-11 field goal attempts … Hit 6-of-7 field goal attempts, including a late game-clinching dunk, to defeat Georgia in the quarterfinal round of the SEC Tournament (March 8) … Best rebound effort was the 10 rebounds against Nicholls State on Dec. 30 … Against Auburn on Jan. 19, he scored LSU’s first seven points as the Tigers raced to a 20-4 lead and finished with 13 points and seven boards (five offensive) … The Nov. 17 Campbell game to open the 2001-02 season was the first official game he played in since he played four minutes against Wisconsin in the NCAA Sweet 16 game in 2000.

JUNIOR SEASON (2000-01)
Tore his left ACL on Oct. 31, while working out with the team … Surgery and rehab put him on the shelf for the entire year, but he was allowed to use his redshirt year.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (1999-00)
Played in 26 games, averaging 7.0 minutes, 1.7 points and 1.2 rebounds per game … In SEC play, averaged 7.6 minutes in 12 of the 16 games … Bridgewater was 4-for-4 from the floor in scoring his season high against Georgia (8 points, Jan. 19) and was 11-of-19 from the field in the 12 SEC games during the regular season … Had six points in the Nov. 20 season opener against Grambling State … Came off the bench to play 16 minutes and hit 3-of-4 shots and score six points in the NCAA Tournament Second Round game against Texas (March 18) … Made 48 percent of his field-goal attempts during the season … In Italy, during the summer tour, averaged 7.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in the five contests.

FRESHMAN SEASON (1998-99)
Played in 24 of 27 games, averaging 7.3 minutes per contest … Averaged 2.0 points per game and 1.8 rebounds per game … Had six blocks and made 40.4 percent of field goal attempts (21-of-52) … Scored in 12-of-24 games … Hit 3-of-4 field goal attempts in opener against Texas Pan American (Nov. 16), scoring six points in nine minutes … Season best was seven points and seven rebounds against Prairie View (Dec. 16) in an 11-minute stretch … Also scored six points at home against Arkansas (Jan. 2) and against versus Auburn (Jan. 9).

PRE-LSU
Played football, basketball and track at Pointe Coupee Central … Played tight end and defensive end for three years, was a sprinter and field performer for four years in track and field and lettered two years at center in basketball for Coach George Colbert … Named Honorable Mention All-State in basketball and All-Parish … Finished fourth in the state track meet in the triple jump … In hoops, averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and seven blocks a contest … Averaged 25 points in district play … Also participated in the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star game, scoring six points with six rebounds in 13 minutes.

PERSONAL
Full name is Brad Elliott Bridgewater … Parents are Kevin and Debra Bridgewater … Born June 22, 1980 … Two younger brothers, Kevin, Jr., and Brian; and one sister, Kayla … Received his degree in General Studies in July 2002 … To relax likes to watch television or listen to music … Favorite music is rhythm and blues … Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan.

Brad Bridgewater’s Career Highs
Points — 16, vs. Houston, 12-20-01
Rebounds — 10, vs. Nicholls State, 12-30-01
FGM — 8, vs. Houston, 12-20-01
FGA — 11, three times
FTM — 4, vs. Tennessee, 1-30-02
FTA — 6, vs. Auburn, 1-19-02
Assists — 2, three times
Blocks — 2, five times
Steals — 2, vs. Tennessee, 1-30-02
Minutes Played — 35, twice
 

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