Mark Bradley: Jose Alvarado: The straw that stirs Georgia Tech’s drink

Bill Bradley once told me, “An erratic point guard keeps both teams in the game.” This Bill Bradley wasn’t the one who scored 58 points in 1965 for Princeton against Wichita State in the third-place game, which no longer exists, of the Final Four, which wasn’t yet known as such. This Bill Bradley was my dad, who played left halfback for Paintsville High. But I digress. For the longest time, Jose Alvarado seemed — to me, if not necessarily to everyone — such a point guard. His strengths were obvious: He’s fast and fearless. His excesses were, too: He’d shoot his team into a lead, and he’d shoot…

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