The comparisons are more than just their body and the city they hail from.
has Glenn's wide body (6' 8", 245), but he also has Davis' soft hands and
moves around the basket like a guard. He can handle the rock, post you up, or
simply overpower you in the post.
What would Bailey consider his strengths
on the court?
"I have a good perimeter and post game. I have a good
understanding of the game, and I am very cacheable," stated Elgin Bailey.
had to sit out half of his junior season due to the transfer rules in the state
of Louisiana. Bailey transferred from Glenn Oaks to Belaire. Soon after arriving
to Belaire, he had an unfortunate accident where he broke his wrist, which put
his conditioning back a few months. But once he got on the court, he was a force,
as he averaged 21 points and 15 rebounds a game.
Bailey might have missed
some time on the court, but the college recruiters were not fazed one bit.
have scholarship offers from Ole Miss, Miami, USC, UNLV, LSU, Oklahoma, Alabama,
Oklahoma State, and Arizona."
Which colleges are now at the top of
"USC, UNLV, Ole Miss, Miami, Missouri is recruiting
me and I am kind of looking at them, and Oklahoma State."
are showing Elgin the most interest?
"I would have to say Miami, UNLV,
Oklahoma, and USC."
What does Bailey like about the Running Rebels?
like that area, and my best friend, Troy Case, just signed with them."
"I just met their coach. He is a good coach, but I
have never been to that area."
"They have a great
coach, and I like their facilities. I have a good friend who played for them,
Ron Francis. He got shot and killed, or he would have been their starting point
guard as a sophomore next year. He was home (Baton Rouge) for Mothers Day, and
somebody shot him down. It's crazy around here. That is why I would not mind leaving."
had just left Ole Miss' Elite 11 camp when we spoke to him. He was not able to
participate because he broke his ankle a few weeks back. What were his thoughts
on Ole Miss during his stay?
"This was my first chance to really get
to know their coach. He came and saw me play in Texas. Coach (Kennedy) just kind
of waved, and we made eye contact, but he could not talk to me or anything because
of the rules. But I had a chance to see what he is all about when I came to his
(basketball) gym. He is real cool, real cool. I like the area too. It is real
peaceful, quiet, and just a place where you can concentrate on your books and
ball. I liked it up there."
Will Elgin get a chance to take in anymore
camps this summer?
"I went to Florida's and Ole Miss', but that is
going to be about it. When I get my screws (from my ankle taken) out, I will be
back playing for the Louisiana Leadership. I also play ball out in California
for the LA Hoops team."
When it comes decision time; what will be
the main factors?
"I want to play for a good coach and be able to
get along with the players. I just want to see where I am going to help my team
Bailey carries a 3.0 GPA.
Recruiting profile with Elgin Bailey
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