Breaking down Brendan Bailey

Brendan Bailey made an early commitment to Arizona State on Sunday. Scout breaks down the big wing's game.

On Sunday, Arizona State landed a commitment from a talented wing in 6-foot-6, 190-pound American Fork (Utah) small forward Brendan Bailey.

One of the top 2016 wings on the West Coast, Brendan is the son of Thurl Bailey, who played for N.C. State, was the 7th pick of the 1983 NBA Draft and played 12 seasons in the NBA.

Bailey is a big early commitment for the Sun Devils given his potential as a scorer.

His best attribute is his shooting ability, especially from distance. Bailey is a kid who can be lethal both off the catch and pull, also having the ability to pour in points from distance, but he's also improved his midrange pull-up jumper.

Bailey's ability to create his own shot has also improved and he's now hitting step-backs and fade-aways. Bailey isn't a bad passer but tends to be shoot-first, which is something he'll have to work on and he does have the vision to make teammates better.

He's a pretty good shot blocker and shows strong anticipation on defense, making him a threat to come up with deflections and steals. His handle is pretty good and with added strength he should be able to get to the basket much easier.

Bailey has the upside to be a high level scorer and is headed in the right direction as a prospect. He's made pretty consistent progress over the last couple years.

He's still very physically immature and a good few years in the weight room should take his game to the next level.


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