Craig Bradshaw is the son of Vani and Bob Bradshaw and brother of Stephen Bradshaw. Initially, he was an excellent rugby player when he was in Stokes Valley. In Lower Hutt, when he was at St Bernard’s College, he was noticed for his basketball skills. Thereafter, for 2 years he concentrated particularly on basketball.
Bradshaw completed his college at Winthrop University in South Carolina. While in this University, he assisted the Eagles to a 2nd round appearance at the NCAA national championships and a 3rd consecutive Big South Conference championship. During his senior year, he was named conference tournament MVP. His statistics were 1 block per game, 6 rebounds per game and 12.8 points per game.
In the 2007-08 season, he joined the NBL as a member of Brisbane Bullets. Then, he made a deal for his off season release with Brisbane Bullets and New Zealand Basketball in order to play in Turkey. Since these changes, he has become a centerpiece of the Efes Pilsen S.K. offense.
Bradshaw took part in the 2004 Olympics and the 2006 FIBA Championships. In Melbourne, when the Tall Blacks registered their first ever road win over the Boomers, he scored 25 points.
For the Brisbane Bullets, he has an average of 12.4 points per game.