Renowned basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers, Jerryd Bayless, spent only one year at the University of Arizona before deciding to forgo his remaining three years of eligibility at college. Subsequently, he declared himself available for the NBA which came to fruition in the 2008 NBA Draft where he was picked as 11th overall by the Indiana Pacers who later traded him to the Portland Trail Blazers before the end of the year.
Before his one-year stint at the University of Arizona, the young player was active in high school basketball at St Mary’s High School in Phoenix, Arizona. During his days at St Mary’s, the rising star scored a career-high 52 points in a match against the Mesa Mountain View. Though they eventually lost to Mountain View who became the state champions, Bayless’ outstanding statistics paved the way for him to join the Wildcats of the University of Arizona.
Jerryd Bayless’ Bio
The current point guard of the Philadelphia 76ers was born into the family of Denise Bowman and Brad Bayless on August 20, 1988, in Phoenix, Arizona. Bayless who was born under the sun sign of Leo is of American nationality but his ethnicity is not known. He grew up in the US with his older brother Justin Bayless.
The educational institutions he attended include; St Mary’s High School located in Phoenix, where he completed his high school education. After graduation, he proceeded to the University of Arizona for his undergraduate studies in 2007. Jerryd Bayless stayed only a year at the institution; on the 5th of April 2008, he decided to declare for the NBA draft, forfeiting his remaining three years of college education. He got the chance to kick off his professional career when he was selected by the Indiana Pacers.
Although his net worth is still under review, the basketball player earns an enticing annual salary of $9,000,000. With his present salary, it can be expected that when his net worth is eventually released, it is going to be bigger than what many anticipated.
Who Is Bayless’ Girlfriend?
This may sound odd to the ears but Jerryd Bayless appears to be currently single, there is no record of any past romantic relationships neither is he hooked with any lady for now. All efforts to dig into his past records in a bid to uncover his romantic escapades yielded futile results. But then, we still believe that this status quo will change in the nearest future since the dude definitely has what it takes to attract the right partner.
Other Facts About The Basketballer
The athlete is 6 feet 3 inches tall, a little below the normal gigantic height of the average basketballer. However, his deficiency in the height department does not hinder him from achieving his set goals. Bayless’ body weight of 200 lb (91 kg) compliments his height.
Professional Career Timeline
After his 2008 NBA Draft as the 11th overall pick by the Indiana Pacers, the young basketballer was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers the same year. He played with the Blazers until 2010 when he was traded to the New Orleans Hornets. That same year, Jerryd Bayless had to move again in a trade to the Toronto Raptors. From 2010 to 2012, this star contributed his quota to the Raptor, recording good moves and impressive stats before moving over to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2012.
The talented point guard cum shooting guard stayed almost two years with the Grizzlies and eventually, in 2014, a trade that took him over to the Boston Celtics was actualized. The Celtics, in turn, traded him to the Milwaukee Bucks before the end of the year. Bayless’ stay with the Bucks spanned from 2014 to 2016 when he joined his present team – the Philadelphia 76ers. As a result of a wrist injury, Bayless had to wait until November 2016 before making his season debut with his current team. He missed the first 13 games of the season following his rehabilitation process.
Awards And Accolades
Jerryd’s awards and accolades include; First-Team Parade All-American and McDonald All-American which he won in 2007, as well as the 2008 Second-Team All-Pac-10. Bayless was named among the USA Men’s U18 National Team of 2006 which won gold at the FIBA World Championship.