ScoutTV: MSU Signee Elgin Bailey in 2006

Mississippi State basketball signee Elgin Bailey in action during the 2006 season.

Elgin Bailey Profile Page:

Strengths:
Great body size for his position. Already has the size and strength to play in the SEC. Has great anticipation when going for a block or a steal. Unlike some big men, his rebounds are always earned because he always positions himself well in anticipation of the rebound. Good offensive rebounder. And when he gets both hands on a rebound it's over. Shoots free throws well, which is significant because while he didn't show great offense during this game, he was exceptional at drawing fouls when going to the basket. A smart player who rarely commits a foul or a turnover. A leader on the court. Overall, has a high basketball IQ.

Weaknesses:
Solid but not great hands. Doesn't show much of an offensive game, but in his defense he doesn't appear to get many touches from his teammates. When he does take the ball to the basket, he needs to finish better. Good leaper, but not a great leaper. Lacks great stamina, but that is probably due to being on crutches all summer from a leg injury.

Future:
Projects as a power forward or center due to size and strength. Although he doesn't have great leaping ability, he has the potential to be a shot-blocker in college due to his great anticipation and size. Should be a good defender in college. Will complement all the 6-6 and 6-8 gazelles that MSU will have on their team.

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