Bayless is a Wildcat

Top 2007 guard Jerryd Bayless held a press conference on Friday to announce which school he will be attending. The five-star player chose…


Bayless, the seventh ranked player in the class chose the Wildcats over Texas. He made an unofficial visit to Tucson this weekend and was present for the football team's win over UCLA.

The St. Mary's standout has been a top target of the Wildcats since his freshman season and has made numerous unofficial visits to Tucson. Lute Olson trailed him at the Nike All-American Camp in Indianapolis and left little doubt that the Cats coveted the in-state product.

Bayless is a combo-guard who can play either the point or two guard spot.

He becomes the second player in the 2007 class to commit to the Wildcats. Big man Alex Jacobson committed in October.

We'll have quotes from Jerryd, as well as audio and video from the press conference later this afternoon.

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