Hurley has in-home with Bailey

One of Bobby Hurley's first orders of business on the recruiting trail was a visit to a Top-100 2016 prospect who was once committed to Arizona State, Brendan Bailey.

New Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley was in Utah Sunday where he used an in-home visit to better-introduce himself to one-time ASU four-star commit Brendan Bailey.

Bailey, the No. 51 overall prospect in the 2016 class, re-opened his recruiting following the firing of Herb Sendek. But the 6-foot-7 small forward remains open to ASU, where his sister is a sophomore volleyball player.

"He's a great guy," Bailey said of Hurley. "He has a really good background in basketball with his dad being one of the best coaches in high school history and so he knows a lot about the game and it was really good to talk to him. He was great."

Hurley and ASU assistant coach Stan Johnson were in the meeting at the Bailey home, where they also met with Bailey's mother and father, Thurl Bailey, a former NBA player.

"Coach Hurley was in Dallas (for the first AAU evalaution period of April) and said he was excited to recruit me and that I played really good there and he's excited to keep watching me play," Bailey said.

"He said he's really into fundamentals and just teaching players how to do everything the right way and then letting them go out there and play. So I think I would fit in pretty good with all the fundamental things he teaches."

Auburn, Connecticut, Gonzaga, Michigan San Diego State and Utah have been active in the recruitment since Bailey de-committed from the Sun Devils on March 24.

"I had to take a step back and see how everything would unfold so I opened my recruitment all the way back up,"Bailey said. "I'm going to wait and see how the summer goes and then make a decision from there. I'm still going to consider ASU for sure."


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