Amari Bailey

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

Position: SGFROM: Sierra Canyon, CA (Chicago)
UCLA commit
HT: 6-4WT: 185
BORN: 2/17/04YEAR: HSsr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Amari has comitted to UCLA, becoming one of the most talented and highly regarded Bruin recruits in the past decade. He’s likely a one and done and possible top 10 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.

Amari is a ultra athletic two-way guard who impacts the game in all areas thanks to his quickness, athleticism and intensity. He’s a standout defender who flies around the court and

On the offensive end he’s a talented scorer who excels at driving to the rim and finishing with acrobatic moves. His leaping ability and overall athleticism are exceptional and really show up on his moves into the lane.

Outside shooting isn’t yet a strength but he’s capable of hitting the 3 and there’s every reason to believe he’ll steady improve in this area.

He’s great in transition and gets above the rim with ease – the type of athlete you want to bet on.

Amari plays with great anticipation and intelligence, showing an advanced understanding of the game. He’s a team first guy but he can take over when needed.


Comparisons

  • better, bigger Avery Bradley

Draft Projection

first round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

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Draft Projection

  1. Nick Smith – 6-4 – Arkansas
  2. Keyonte George – 6-5 – Baylor
  3. Amen Thompson – 6-6 – Overtime Elite
  4. Ausar Thompson – 6-6 – Overtime Elite
  5. Matthew Cleveland – 6-7 – Florida State
  6. Terquavion Smith – 6-4 – NC State
  7. Chris Livingston – 6-5 – Kentucky 
  8. Amari Bailey – 6-4 – UCLA
  9. Nikola Durišić – 6-8 – Serbia
  10. Cason Wallace – 6-3 – Kentucky
  11. Caleb Love – 6-3 – UNC
  12. Hunter Sallis – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  13. Marcus Sasser – 6-2 – Houston
  14. Jalen Warley – 6-5 – Florida State
  15. Kowacie Reeves – 6-6 – Florida
  16. Fedor Zugic – 6-6 – Montenegro
  17. Baylor Scheierman – 6-6- Creighton
  18. Dominick Harris – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  19. Rayan Rupert – 6-7 – France
  20. Arterio Morris – 6-4 – Texas
  21. Adam Flagler – 6-3 – Baylor
  22. Allen Flanigan 6-6 – Auburn
  23. Jalen Hood-Schifino – 6-5 – Indiana
  24. Isiaih Mosely – 6-5 – Missouri
  25. Kadary Richmond – 6-5 – Seton Hall
  26. Jayson Tchicamboud – 6-5 – France
  27. Davonte Davis – 6-4 – Arkansas
  28. Mojave King – 6-5 – Australia
  29. Justin Moore – 6-4 – Villanova
  30. Isaiah Wong – 6-4 – Miami
  31. Josiah James – 6-6 – Tennessee
  32. Adam Miller – 6-4 – LSU
  33. Bryce Thompson – 6-5 – OK. State
  34. Nimari Burnett – 6-3 – Alabama
  35. Jaylen Clark – 6-5 – UCLA
  36. Tamar Bates – 6-5 – Indiana
  37. Justin Powell – 6-5 – Tennessee
  38. Bryan Antoine – 6-5 – Radford
  39. Matthew Murrell – 6-4 – Mississippi
  40. Micah Peavy – 6-7 – TCU
  41. Langston Love – 6-4 – Baylor
  42. Joe Girard – 6-1 – Syracuse