When you spend two years with a basketball player, you get to know them pretty well. I remember three episodes with Antelope Valley College’s Chris Bridges that made him one of my favorite players on the team.
- Chris didn’t play as much time in his freshman year with AVC with the two two D-1 guards ahead of him but he never sulked or complained and always took advantage of every minute he got. He never missed a practice and always kept his sense of humor.
- When both starting guards for AVC turned down D-1 scholarships last year and decided to stay at AVC, Chris questioned whether he would ever get a chance to get serious time at AVC. Chris could have transferred to another JUCO where he could have started. Instead, Chris decided to he would give it his all and stayed at AVC.
- I will never forget the look on Chris’ face when he was named MVP of the College of the Canyon tournament this Fall. Bridges played three position’s(1, 2, and 3) this tournament and led his team to its third straight tournament sweep.
Chris Bridges accepted a scholarship offer from Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. The NCIA college has reached the NAIA National tournament 5 of 9 times under Head Coach Paul Peck, 2012 Don Meyer National NAIA Coach of the Year.
Congratulations to both Chris Bridges, one of the strongest guards I’ve ever seen, and to Lindsey Wilson College for recruiting a great player and mature young man.
“Chris was a big part of our success this season and he brings many intangibles to the game that may not always show up on the stat sheet. His desire, and toughness and unselfish play were key ingredients to our final four run. I am very happy for Chris and he is going to a very good program who did their homework and will be a fine addition for them.”