Gus Bailey

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Gus Bailey
No. 22, 18, 20
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1951-02-18)February 18, 1951
Gibson, North Carolina
Died November 28, 1988(1988-11-28) (aged 37)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Burgess (El Paso, Texas)
College UTEP (1971–1974)
NBA draft 1974 / Round: 2 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro career 1974–1979
Career history
19741976 Houston Rockets
19771978 New Orleans Jazz
1978–1979 Reno Bighorns (WBA)
1979 Washington Bullets
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-WAC (1973)
Career NBA statistics
Points 389 (2.6 ppg)
Rebounds 244 (1.7 rpg)
Assists 168 (1.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Augustus "Gus" Bailey (February 18, 1951 – November 28, 1988) was an American basketball player.

Born in Gibson, North Carolina, Bailey played collegiately for the University of Texas at El Paso.

He was selected by the Houston Rockets in the 2nd round (23rd pick overall) of the 1974 NBA Draft and by the San Diego Conquistadors in the second round of the 1974 ABA Draft.[1]

He played for the Rockets (1974–76), New Orleans Jazz (1976–79) and Washington Bullets (1979–80) in the NBA for 147 games.

Bailey was found dead in his New Orleans apartment on November 28, 1988 with multiple stab wounds. According to police, he had gotten into a heated argument with a woman who lived with him and she stabbed him repeatedly in the chest.[2]

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