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Brendan Bailey will forego two years of eligibility to pursue pro career

by Adam Koffler | Fri, May 22nd 3:24pm EDT

Marquette sophomore Brendan Bailey will forego his final two years of eligibility to pursue a professional basketball career, per release. (Jeff Borzello on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Bailey, who is 23 years old, was a top-100 recruit going into Marquette in 2016. The Salt Lake City native decided to take a two-year Mormon mission in Washington prior to starting his collegiate career with the Golden Eagles. In his two-year career, Bailey averaged 5.1 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. He was expected to take a leap this year as a potential starter, but instead he’ll look ahead towards his professional basketball future. Based on mock drafts, Bailey is unlikely to be selected in the two-round NBA Draft, but could sign on with a summer league team or decide to take his talents overseas.

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