World class secondary school junior Amari Bailey has committed to UCLA b-ball second time, he reported Wednesday night.
Bailey initially dedicated to the Bruins and afterward mentor Steve Alford as a secondary school first year recruit, yet he decommitted eight months after the fact. Bailey likewise once dedicated to DePaul prior to beginning eighth grade, yet he decommitted before he entered secondary school.
Bailey, a 6-foot-4 shooting watch from Sierra Canyon High School (California), is positioned No. 3 in the ESPN 60 for the 2022 class.
“He’s a pure combination guard who has effortless high-end scoring ability with or away from the ball,” said Paul Biancardi, ESPN’s national recruiting director. “His jump shot displays balance and accuracy from a variety of spots on the floor. I like his self-confidence to make contested shots when needed. His drive game and paint finishes end with explosive athleticism and body control. As a playmaker, he is equally adept at creating for himself or facilitating for others. In transition or in the halfcourt, he demonstrates outstanding passing vision.”
The No. 1 shooting monitor in the 2022 class, Bailey caused lead USA Basketball to a gold decoration at the 2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Brazil. He began each of the six games at that occasion, averaging 13.2 focuses, 4.2 bounce back and 3.0 helps.
“He’s a clever ball handler who changes his speeds and direction with purpose when navigating a defense,” Biancardi said. “He’s somewhat underrated as a versatile backcourt defender who will rebound and start the fast break. He owns an on-court presence and offensive instincts that remind me of D’Angelo Russell.”
Bailey is mentor Mick Cronin’s first responsibility in the 2022 class, but on the other hand he’s a possibility to rename to the 2021 class. On the off chance that he goes up and select at UCLA, Bailey would join a class that incorporates five-star little forward Peyton Watson and ESPN 100 shooting watchman Will McClendon.
The Bruins’ 2021 class is positioned No. 7 in the country; if Bailey reclassifies, it would vault into the main five broadly.
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