Amari Bailey

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

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

Draft Notes

Amari is one of the most talented and highly regarded Bruin recruits in the past decade. He’s likely a one and done and possible top 20 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. Marcus Sasser – 6-2 – Houston
  4. Ausar Thompson – 6-6 – Overtime Elite
  5. Terquavion Smith – 6-4 – NC State
  6. Ricky Council IV – 6-6 – Arkansas
  7. Amari Bailey – 6-4 – UCLA
  8. Sidy Cissoko – 6-7 – G League Ignite (France)
  9. Nikola Durišić – 6-8 – Serbia
  10. Harrison Ingram – 6-8 – Stanford
  11. Mojave King – 6-5 – Ignite (Australia)
  12. Caleb Love – 6-3 – UNC
  13. Hunter Sallis – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  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. Arterio Morris – 6-4 – Texas
  20. Adam Flagler – 6-3 – Baylor
  21. Allen Flanigan 6-6 – Auburn
  22. Jalen Hood-Schifino – 6-5 – Indiana
  23. Isiaih Mosely – 6-5 – Missouri
  24. Kadary Richmond – 6-5 – Seton Hall
  25. Jayson Tchicamboud – 6-5 – France
  26. Davonte Davis – 6-4 – Arkansas
  27. Jaylen Clark – 6-5 – UCLA
  28. Justin Moore – 6-4 – Villanova
  29. Isaiah Wong – 6-4 – Miami
  30. Langston Love – 6-4 – Baylor
  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. Tamar Bates – 6-5 – Indiana
  36. Justin Powell – 6-5 – Tennessee
  37. Matthew Murrell – 6-4 – Mississippi
  38. Micah Peavy – 6-7 – TCU
  39. Joe Girard – 6-1 – Syracuse
  40. Bryan Antoine – 6-5 – Radford