Bailey Has Big Ten Offer

Farragut Academy in Chicago is home to one of the hardest playing power forwards in the country. Ollie Bailey is starting to hear from a number of schools.


All Out, All The Time


Last year as a junior, power forward Ollie Bailey posted numbers like 16 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks a night. Last weekend at the Kingwood Classic, he validated those numbers by playing hard and battling all weekend long.


"I have to rebound, play defense and score. I mean, score, score, score," Bailey said. "With my AAU team, if Shaun [Pruitt] doesn't have a good game I have to score and block shots."


Bailey says he's 6-8, but the reality is that he's closer to 6-7 which makes him a hair undersized. "I just take that as motivation. I take it out there on the court."


The national honor society member is waiting on a recent ACT score. On Wednesday, Marquette is making a visit to see him. Purdue, Seton Hall, Fresno State and Illinois are also on his list. "I could go on and on and on," Bailey said.


He feels like Marquette, Illinois, Arizona, Seton Hall and Purdue are recruiting him the hardest. To this point, only Purdue has offered. However, Bailey will be leaving his home area for college.


 "I want to get to know other people and different places around the country," Bailey said. "That's what makes me want to leave Chicago."

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