Bayless commits to Wildcat basketball
Phoenix St. Mary's High junior guard Jerryd Bayless has committed to the Arizona Wildcats men's basketball program for the 2007-08 season.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound guard announced his decision at a press conference Friday in Phoenix.
Scout.com ranks Bayless as the seventh-best high school player for the 2007-08 season.
Aran Smith, a Scout.com writer, called Bayless "a pure scorer who plays hard on both ends of the floor'' after watching him play at the annual Reebok Classic in 2004, when he was a sophomore.
Though UA was a near lock before Bayless committed, other schools reportedly in contention were Texas, Stanford, UCLA and North Carolina.