The Philadelphia 76ers’ famous basketball player, Jerryd Bayless, spent only one year at the University of Arizona before deciding to give up his remaining three years of college eligibility. He subsequently volunteered for the NBA, which was reflected in the 2008 NBA Draft, where he was voted 11th overall by the Indiana Pacers, who later traded him to the Portland Trail Blazers before the end of the year.
Prior to his one-year residency 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 time at St. Mary’s High School, the rising star scored 52 points in a game against Mesa Mountain View, a career highlight. Although they eventually lost to Mountain View, who became state champion, Bayless’s excellent statistics paved his way to the University of Arizona Wildcats.
Jerryd Bayless’ Bio
The current point guard of the Philadelphia 76ers was born on August 20, 1988, in Phoenix, Arizona into the family of Denise Bowman and Brad Bayless. Bayless, who was born under the sun sign of Leo, is an American national, but his ethnicity is not known. He grew up in the USA with his older brother Justin Bayless.
Among the educational institutions he attended is St. Mary’s High School in Phoenix, where he completed his high school education. After graduating, he went to the University of Arizona in 2007 where he completed his undergraduate studies. Jerryd Bayless only stayed at this institution for one year; on April 5, 2008, he decided to sign up for the NBA draft, losing his remaining three years of a college education. When he was selected by the Indiana Pacers, he was given the opportunity to begin his professional career.
Although his net worth is still under review, the basketball player earns an enticing annual salary of $9,000,000. At his current salary, it is expected that when it is finally released, his net worth will be greater than many expect.
Who Is Bayless’s Girlfriend?
This may sound strange to the ears, but Jerryd Bayless seems to be single at the moment, there is no record of any previous romantic relationships, nor is he interested in any lady for the time being. All efforts to dig in his past records to uncover his romantic escapades have come to nothing. But we still believe that this status quo will change in the near future, as the guy definitely has what it takes to find the right partner.
Other Facts About The Basketballer
The athlete is 6 feet (1.83 m) tall, slightly smaller than the normal gigantic body size of an average basketball player. However, his lack of height does not prevent him from reaching his set goals. Bayless’ body weight of 91 kg (200 lb) complements his height.
Professional Career Timeline
After his NBA Draft 2008 as the 11th overall Indiana Pacers winner, the young basketball player switched to the Portland Trail Blazers that same year. He played with the Blazers until 2010 when he was transferred to the New Orleans Hornets. In the same year, Jerryd Bayless had to switch to the Toronto Raptors again. From 2010 to 2012, this star contributed his quota to the Raptors and recorded good plays and impressive statistics before moving to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2012.
The talented point guard and shooting guard stayed with the grizzlies for nearly two years and eventually made the switch to the Boston Celtics in 2014, leading him to the Boston Celtics. The Celtics in turn traded him for the Milwaukee Bucks before the end of the year. Bayless’ stay at the Bucks extended from 2014 to 2016, when he joined his current team, the Philadelphia 76ers. Due to a wrist injury, Bayless had to wait until November 2016 before making his season debut with his current team. After his rehabilitation process, he missed the first 13 games of the season.
Awards And Accolades
Jerryds awards and honors include First-Team Parade All-American and McDonald All-American, which he won in 2007, and the second Team All-Pac-10 of 2008. Bayless was inducted into the 2006 U.S. Men’s U18 National Team, which won gold at the FIBA World Championship.