Nov. 15, 2012
(San Diego, CA) - University of San Diego men's basketball head coach Bill Grier and his staff is excited to announce that Brett Bailey has signed a national letter of intent and scholarship agreement for the upcoming 2013-14 school year.
Bailey is a 6'6", 205 lb. wing from Spokane, Washington. He is currently in his senior year at University High School where he plays for coach Garrick Phillips.
"I'm excited to finally make Brett part of our program...officially," said head coach Bill Grier. "It has been a long wait for this day as Brett committed to us in the spring before his Junior year. His versatility as a player will really help us on the perimeter. He can shoot the ball well from three but is also good at making plays off the dribble. He has very good feel for the game, and he is a very rugged and tough athlete that has a willingness to defend. He will be physically ready to step in and impact our program as a Freshman and our staff has very high expectations of him."
This past season as a junior Bailey led University High School to the State Tournament for the first time since 1985. He was named Most Valuable Player for the Greater Spokane League; a 1st Team WIAA All-State pick; and to the WIAA AAA State All-Tournament Team.
He averaged 16.2 points per game and 6.5 rebounds while also receiving All-State recognition from the Seattle Times and Tacoma News Tribune.