The Western Kentucky basketball program added yet another member to its squad for the 2013-14 season. Jarekious Bradley gave a verbal commitment to play this season at WKU.

Bradley is a 6-foot-5, 225-pound forward who played the 2012-13 season at East Mississippi Community College where he averaged 21.1 points and 7.8 rebounds. Originally from East Memphis High School (class of 2010) in Memphis, Tenn., Bradley signed with Kent State, but was arrested in the summer of 2011 on a felony burglary charge.

According to reports, Bradley broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, injured the victim and bent her bank card while demanding money. He also failed to qualify academically at Kent State out of EMHS and wound up at Midland College in Texas where he played in 18 games, scoring 14.9 ppg.

Bradley could not be reached for comment.

Ranked No. 34 by jucorecruiting.com and No. 21 by jucojunction.com, Bradley was named to the 2012-13 NJCAA Division I men’s basketball All-American first team while at EMCC. The Lions went 20-8 and Bradley had 40 steals and 21 blocked shots.

Bradley – should he sign a letter of intent – would become one of seven new additions to the team joining junior college signees Aaron Adeoye and Daouda Soumaoro, transfers Chris Harrison-Docks and Trency Jackson, incoming freshman Payton Hulsey and preferred walk-on Brandon Price. Verbal commit Fredrick Edmond has not been admitted to WKU at this time, nor has he signed a letter of intent for the coming season.

Alassane Kah, a 6-10 center from Fishburne Military Academy in Virginia, was released from his letter of intent last week. Coach Ray Harper would have 17 players on the roster in 2013-14 with the addition of Bradley, a number which includes walk-ons Price, Spence Sheldon and Percy Blade. Division I basketball allows for 13 players to be on scholarship.

— Chad Bishop covers Western Kentucky University athletics for the Bowling Green Daily News. Follow him at twitter.com/MrChadBishop or visit bgdailynews.com.

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