Bayless decides...again

The Jerryd Bayless saga seems to have come to an end. On Wednesday afternoon the Phoenix guard made his second verbal commitment to the Univeristy of Arizona in a less than a year's time.

Bayless originally committed to the Wildcats last fall but felt he had possibly pulled the trigger too early and backed off the verbal pledge over the summer. Bayless and his high school coach agreed that he should take the summer to think about things.

After taking the summer to focus on basketball Bayless returned to Phoenix and realized that he wanted to play for the Wildcats.

"As the summer went on he felt that home is where the heart is," said David Lopez, Bayless' high school coach. "I think Arizona has always been his top choice, he just needed to make sure."

Bayless had taken the time over the summer to consider all his option which included schools like Texas, Georgia Tech, Washington and Kansas. According to Lopez Bayless took the time to talk with friends, family and coaches and came to the decision that his original pledge was best.

"He just felt real sure and real confident," Lopez said.

Of course Wildcat fans won't be perfectly confident until Bayless signs a letter of intent in the fall, but Lopez feels that they have nothing to fear.

"He is a year older and more mature," Lopez noted. "I think it is safe to say that this is it."

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