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Bradley's transfer policy

As we have previously written, there are several non-BCS level squads that have relied on transfers to give said team a boost once those transfers become eligible. Towson used this strategy to great effect this past season, and Valparaiso consistently depends on production from an ever-rotating cast of former high-major players. After a disastrous first season at Bradley, coach Geno Ford was able to slightly fine-tune the defense -- though the team still allowed 1.09 points per possession (virtually the same defensive efficiency rate as the '12 season), Bradley was successful negating their lack of interior size by putting pressure on opponents: the Braves' steal rate led the Missouri Valley (12.6 percent). However, due to some roster turnover this offseason, Ford and his coaching staff were left with a bounty of scholarships, and has decided to target Illinois natives who first went elsewhere for college.