Bayless (left) in 2010
|No. 19 – Milwaukee Bucks|
August 20, 1988 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||St. Mary's (Phoenix, Arizona)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall|
|Selected by the Indiana Pacers|
|2008–2010||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2010||New Orleans Hornets|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jerryd Andrew Bayless (born August 20, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played a year of college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats after playing high school basketball at St. Mary's High School in Phoenix, where he scored a career-high 52 points in a loss to eventual state champions, Mesa Mountain View. He was selected 11th overall in the 2008 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers and then traded to the Portland Trail Blazers.
- 1 College career
- 2 NBA career
- 3 NBA career statistics
- 4 Honors and awards
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
As a freshman at Arizona in 2007–08, Bayless led the Wildcats in scoring (19.7 points) and assists (4.0) while averaging 2.7 rebounds on 45.8% shooting (40.7% 3-point shooting) in 35.7 minutes in 30 games. He became the first freshman in school history to lead Arizona in scoring, as well as the first freshman to win team MVP honors since Sean Elliott did so in 1985–86. He earned multiple awards including All-Pac-10 second team and All-Freshman honors, First Team All-District honors by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press, and was a finalist for the Wooden Award. The Wildcats finished the regular season with a 19–14 record (8–10 in the Pac-10), making it through to the first round of the NCAA tournament where they lost to West Virginia. On April 5, 2008, he declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.
Portland Trail Blazers (2008–2010)
Bayless was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 11th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft. He was subsequently traded by Indiana with Ike Diogu to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Jarrett Jack, Josh McRoberts and Brandon Rush on July 9. At the 2008 Las Vegas Summer League, he earned the Most Valuable Player award after leading the league in scoring at 29.8 points per game and leading the Trail Blazers to a 3–2 win/loss record.
New Orleans Hornets (2010)
Toronto Raptors (2010–2012)
Bayless was traded by New Orleans with Peja Stojaković to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for David Andersen, Marcus Banks and Jarrett Jack on November 20, 2010. On December 11, 2010, he tied his career-high of 31 points against the Detroit Pistons. He recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists on February 22, 2011 against the Charlotte Bobcats, tying career-highs by shooting 11-of-12 from the free throw line, making him the first NBA player to record a points/assists double-double without a made field goal since Magic Johnson did so in 1996.
In the lockout shortened 2011–12 season, Bayless set career-highs in scoring (11.4 points), assists (3.8), FG% (.424), 3P% (.423) and FT% (.852) in 31 games (11 starts).
Memphis Grizzlies (2012–2014)
Boston Celtics (2014)
Milwaukee Bucks (2014–present)
On July 31, 2014, Bayless signed with the Milwaukee Bucks. He had a solid first half of the 2014–15 season before his form dropped post All-Star break. During the season, Bayless was often relied upon to carry a significant load as he knew the system and had coach Jason Kidd's trust. This was especially true in the first week that followed the All-Star break, as newly acquired Michael Carter-Williams was still nursing a toe-injury.
On December 28, 2015, Bayless returned to the Bucks' lineup after missing 11 games with a left ankle sprain and led Milwaukee with 19 points and seven assists off the bench in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks. He later missed a further six games in early January with the same injury.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Honors and awards
- 2007 First-team Parade All-American
- Named to the 2007 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team
- Named to the 2006 USA Men's U18 National Team which went on to win a bronze medal in the FIBA World Championship
- Four-time Arizona Republic All-Arizona team selection (2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007)
- 2006 Fourth-team Parade All-American
- Ranked as the No. 9 overall recruit and the No. 2 shooting guard by both Scout.com and Rivals.com.
- "Jerryd Bayless Stats, Video, Bio, Profile". NBA.com. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
- "Arizona Wildcats Schedule – 2007–08". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
- "Bayless Declares for NBA Draft". arizonawildcats.com. April 5, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
- "Q&A with the Las Vegas MVP". NBA.com. July 21, 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2009.
- "Bayless' 31 points power short-handed Trail Blazers past Spurs". ESPN.com. December 23, 2009. Retrieved December 23, 2009.
- "HORNETS ACQUIRE JERRYD BAYLESS FROM PORTLAND". NBA.com. October 23, 2010. Retrieved October 23, 2010.
- "Raptors Acquire Bayless, Stojakovic And Cash Considerations From New Orleans". NBA.com. November 20, 2010. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
- Grizzlies sign guard Jerryd Bayless
- Bayless exercises player option
- "Celtics Acquire Jerryd Bayless". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
- "Bucks Sign Jerryd Bayless". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 31, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
- Milwaukee Bucks 2014-15 Season Review: Jerryd Bayless
- Matthews' late 3-pointers help Mavericks top Bucks 103-93
- Middleton helps Bucks beat Hornets 105-92
- "Jerryd Bayless". Scout.com. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
- "Jerryd Bayless". Yahoo.com. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
- "Jerryd Bayless Prospect Profile". NBA.com. Retrieved January 22, 2009.
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- Milwaukee Bucks bio
- Official website
- Arizona bio