B. J. Bailey

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  • #1494

    Mtnhwkfan
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    B. J. Bailey has left Boston University, reportedly for being homesick, and enrolled at Lehigh. He is practicing with the team and will be eligible for games December 22, 2010. He visited Lehigh last year, but choose Boston. Here is a link to his profile at BU: http://www.goterriers.com/sports/m-bask … _bj00.html

    Bailey has some size at 6′ 4" and is an off guard, so for Lehigh could play either the 2 or 3.

    This gives Lehigh four recruits for next season, three guards and one forward to match our graduations(although Shamis could still receive a medical red-shirt for last season). Am I correct that 13 is the NCAA maximum for scholarships? By my count, Lehigh will be up to 13 for the first time.

    #1495

    norcalfan
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    He’s is going to be a real asset to Lehigh. Put him in the mix with CJ, Prentiss, Ojo, Keefer, and Adams, the team should be good next year. Lehigh needs to finish strong. Play for each other.

    #1512
    Bison137
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    "Mtnhwkfan" wrote:

    This gives Lehigh four recruits for next season, three guards and one forward to match our graduations(although Shamis could still receive a medical red-shirt for last season). Am I correct that 13 is the NCAA maximum for scholarships? By my count, Lehigh will be up to 13 for the first time.

    1. Yes, 13 is the NCAA max – although Bucknell, Colgate, and Lafayette have had self-imposed restrictions of twelve. I have always wondered whether LU also had such a limit.

    2. IF LU is up to 13 scholarships, then Shamis couldn’t return as a scholarship player – although he could pay his own way.

    3. I have never been able to confirm whether Small received a scholarship or only need-based aid. As far as I know, no article ever definitively stated that he got an athletic scholarship, and he definitely did not have any scholarship offers prior to the fall signing period. (He didn’t commit to LU until late in his senior H.S. season.)

    #1519

    Mtnhwkfan
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    Bison 137 wrote:

    3. I have never been able to confirm whether Small received a scholarship or only need-based aid. As far as I know, no article ever definitively stated that he got an athletic scholarship, and he definitely did not have any scholarship offers prior to the fall signing period. (He didn’t commit to LU until late in his senior H.S. season.)

    From the news reports I have seen, I have tried to determine the number of basketball scholarships Lehigh has used. My conclusion is:

    ’07-’08 had 9 scholarships, those without being Szalachowski, Buchberger, Safstrom, Hunter, and Pelullo.

    ’08-’09 had 11 scholarships, those without being Szalachowski, Buchberger, Safstrom, and Pelullo.

    ’09-’10 has 12 scholarships, those without being Buchberger, Safstrom and Peters

    ’10-’11 will have 13 scholarships, those without being Safstrom and Peters.

    Small is on scholarship and you are right, Shamis would be without if he comes back next year.

    #1953

    LU65
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    Stumbled across this You Tube video of BJ and his BU Coach, Patrick Chambers, taken before the start of the ’09-’10 season. Perhaps you may have seen it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP9g9YxZg0U

    #2042

    LU65
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    Boston University (2009-10 season)

    Sat out first three games at Boston U. due to a concussion. Played in six and started one. First game experience came against Indiana. Scored 3 on 1 for 3 shooting in 6 minutes. Best showing came against UConn where he hit for 10 on 3 for 6 shooting. He logged 24 minutes in that game before fouling-out. BU career ended in Poughkeepsie in a game against Marist, going 0-0 in 16 minutes. Noted in Game Notes as "Key Contributor" but found himself playing behind 3 talented and senior guards (Morris, Lowe, and Strong).

    Overall stat line:
    96 minutes (16.0 mpg)
    FG/FGA 6/19
    FG% .316
    3FG/3FGA 1-5
    3FG% .200
    Pts 23 (3.8ppg)
    Rebounds 2 Off – 11 Def (2.2rpg)

    Press of Atlantic City re: Departure from BU

    12/22/09
    http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/spor … b8e2d.html

    1/18/10
    http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/spor … c4c8b.html

    #2053

    LU65
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    I know it’s only one man’s opinion, but here’s an interesting take on B.J. Bailey from a Boston Herald.com blogger (portion copied below) that makes you think we’re getting a good kid.

    http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sport … pus/?p=127

    **One additional note on Bailey: I only saw him play once, when BU beat Northeastern, 69-64, in overtime on Nov. 25. It wasn’t necessarily a memorable performance — Bailey played 21 minutes and had six points and three rebounds — except Bailey stuck in my mind for what happened after the game. While only a few reporters remained court-side and a handful of maintenance workers cleaned the gymnasium, Bailey came back to the court to get some more shots. Bailey only hung around for about 5-10 minutes, but I’ve never seen a player do that after a game. It just stood out to see a freshman sticking around to get in extra work after playing in an overtime game.

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