Jerryd Bayless update

Jerryd Bayless' decommitment from Arizona has sent some shockwaves through the fan base. It also raises far more questions than it has produced answers. Although a lot will be played out over the next few months, some insight is being shined into the situation.

Although Bayless has re-opened his commitment, he has not turned his back on the Wildcats. According to his AAU coach Anthony Ray, Bayless is just trying to make sure that he chooses the right school.

"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.

Ray admitted he was not privy to all of the details of the new recruitment, but did mention that Jerryd is still interested in Arizona and also considering Texas.

"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.


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