BYU Basketball Recruit: Brendan Bailey (Class of 2016)

brendan_bailey_profileBrendan Bailey is a basketball Class of 2016 recruit that preps at American Fork High School. The swingman is the son of former Jazzman and 13 year NBA pro Thurl Bailey. He started as a freshman for the Cavemen and averaged 5.7 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. As a sophomore he became a three point specialist connecting on 50 three point attempts (1.92/game). Between his sophomore and junior seasons he grew four inches which resulted in a position change from shooting guard to small forward. His junior season he averaged 14.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 0.9 steals per game and was named to the 5A third team all-state.  Comfortable and confident on the wing or in the post he is currently working on driving the lane and becoming more of an inside presence.

brendan_bailey_af1Bailey gave a verbal commitment to Arizona State on December 1, 2014. At the time of his commitment to ASU he told The Arizona Republic that “I just thought it was the best fit for me with the style of play that they play,” Bailey said. “I have such a great relationship with all the coaching staff. My sister goes there and she absolutely loves it. I just liked the atmosphere in general. The campus is beautiful.” After the ASU’s head coach Herb Sendek was fired Bailey reopened his commitment.


Bailey–a consensus 4-star prospect–is currently being recruited by Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, BYU, Cal, Connecticut, Gonzaga, NC State, Oregon State, San Diego State, Southern Utah, Stanford, Tulsa, UCLA, USC, Utah, Utah State, and Washington. Rivals ranks him #64 nationally while ESPN gives him a grade of 80 with a position rank of 19, regional rank of 9, and state rank of 4. Scout ranks him #51 nationally with a position rank of 15, West SF rank of 4, and state rank of 1.

Recruitment Profile (Class of 2016)

Hometown: American Fork, UT High School American Fork HS
Last Team: American Fork AAU Team: Dream Vision
Position: Small Forward HT/WT: 6’7”, 190 lbs.
Profiles: MaxPreps, Deseret News Social Media Twitter (@BrendanBailey35)
[usrlist Rivals:4 Scout:4 ESPN:4 avg=”true”] Offers: Arizona, ASU, BYU, Connecticut, Gonzaga, SDSU, SUU, Tulsa, Utah

High School Game Stats

2012-13 26 1.7 0.6 0.7 0.3 5.7
2013-14 26 4.1 1.2 0.9 10.9
2014-15 24 5.5 1.8 0.9 0.4 14.0
Total 76 3.7 1.2 0.8 10.1



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