CLASS OF 2019
Brad Redford is undoubtedly one of the finest basketball players to emerge from Saginaw County – if not the state of Michigan. The sharpshooter had one of the finest seasons ever in his senior year at Frankenmuth High School, where he averaged 36.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.0 steals per game while leading the Eagles to a school-record 23 wins. He won the prestigious Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award and the Gatorade State of Michigan Player of the Year Award in addition to a long list of other honors: Associated Press Class B Player of the Year, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News and Saginaw News Dream Team. The 6-foot-1 guard – whose name appears in the Michigan High School Athletic Association record book 17 times - garnered national attention by hitting a state-record 102 consecutive free throws, while making good on a state-record 96.7 percent (208-of-215) for his senior season. His 93.3 percent career free throw percentage is also a state record. Redford connected on a state-record 143 three-point field goals in his senior year, while hitting 42.8 percent of his treys. He scored over 50 points in a game three times and is 14th in Michigan prep history with 2,146 career points during his career (2004-08). Redford has Frankenmuth career records in points scored, most assists (395), most steals (242), most field goals made (679), most three-point field goals (third in Michigan prep history with 314), most free throws made (fifth in state history with 474) and free throw percentage. The Eagles were 83-15 in his four seasons on the varsity. Redford received a basketball scholarship to Xavier University (Ohio) where he led the entire Atlantic 10 Conference in 3-point percentage and a school-record 46.5 percent during his freshman year. Fifty-three of Redford’s 56 field goals his freshman season were 3-pointers. A hip injury limited him for the last 10 games of his sophomore year, but he was still second in the Atlantic 10 in 3-point field goal percentage at 42.5 percent. Redford missed the entire 2010-11 season after suffering a season-ending knee injury during a practice session. In the preseason prior to his junior year he was named as the second-best shooter in college basketball by CBSSports.com. During Redford’s playing career at Xavier, the Muskateers played in four NCCA tournaments, reaching the sweet 16 three times. In the summer prior to his season year he played overseas with the East Coast All-Stars, a team that travelled to Estonia to represent the United States in the Four Nations Cup. During his senior season he led the Atlantic 10 Conference in 3-point shooting percentage at 44.6 percent when he nailed 66 of 148 of his attempts and averaged 7.6 points-per-game. After college he owned and operated Brad Redford Basketball in the Cincinnati area where he developed a workout system for basketball players at the youth, high school, college and professional level. Redford has also provided color commentary for Northern Kentucky home games for ESPN 3 and does a pregame show for season ticket holders at Xavier, as well as hosting a weekly sports podcast and is a frequent guest on Sunday night sports shows on local TV stations during the basketball season.
SAGINAW COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME