Richmond's Chandler Bradley won't have a long commute when he begins his junior lacrosse career two years down the road.
The talented right hander was taken seventh overall by the Delta Islanders in the recent B.C. Junior "A" Lacrosse midget draft.
"Our number one goal going into the draft was getting some offensive players for the right side and we're very happy he was available," said Islanders head coach Shaun Springett.
Bradley played for Richmond Lacrosse's midget program last season and also made an impression as a call-up player, managing eight points in three games with the Richmond Intermediate "A" Roadrunners.
He also is a standout field lacrosse player, having cracked the B.C. U16 roster last summer, and is a member of the Burnaby Mountain Selects program.
Two other players rounded out the Richmond selections in the draft. The Islanders used the 31st overall pick to take Shawana Baker, while the Burnaby Lakers picked Nicholas Jensen 33rd overall.
The midget draft returned after a two-year hiatus and is designated for all graduating midget age players from Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island whose associations are not affiliated with a team in the B.C. Junior "A" Lacrosse League.
Richmond Roadrunners' U14 and U16 teams will be competing in the upcoming Provincial Tier II Field Lacrosse Championships, slated for Feb. 22-24 at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex.