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7 Mormons Who Made March Madness History


Shawn Bradley

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Heavily recruited out of Utah's Emery High School, Shawn Bradley only played one season for the BYU Cougars before leaving on a mission to Australia, but he made that season count. Bradley led the nation in blocked shots and set freshman NCAA records in that category. The secret to his success? Bradley stood an astonishing 7'6", one of the tallest basketball players in history. In his first March Madness game, Bradley led the Cougars to a win over Virginia and set an NCAA record with 10 blocked shots. Ironically, that record would be broken against BYU the very next year by LSU's Shaquille O'Neal.

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