"He's got to make the best decision for him," Ray noted.
Ray mentioned that he'd like to see him stay close to home and play for the in-state Wildcats, but said that in the end Bayless has to make the tough choices.
"As long as the kid is happy, I am happy," Ray said. Rumors of Bayless' interest in other programs surfaced several months ago, but Bayless denied those rumors as late as April. Last month a few reports surfaced about a possible decommitment but it wasn't until Monday night that anything concrete came to light.
"Right now it is just those two," Ray said. "I don't know if he is considering other schools or if he will consider other schools."
A bigger question is whether or not Bayless will still have a scholarship waiting from the Wildcats. He said that all indication was that the Wildcat coaches were getting frustrated with Bayless' indecision.
Although Lute Olson has not always shown patience with those who spurn the program, it sounds as if the team will not completely close the door on Bayless. As of now the scholarship offer has not been pulled. What has become apparent is that the Wildcats are pursuing other options. The team seems intent on adding either a scoring guard or a big wing. Some of the players include Kyle Singler, Darquavius Tucker, Alex Legion and James Harden.