268 lbs.
New Roads, La.
High School
Pointe Coupee Central HS
  • Graduated July 2002, General Studies

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).

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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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