UCLA Entering his third season of eligibility for the Bruins, Bailey is one of UCLAs three senior captains, with Earl Watson and Rico Hines Ryan appeared in 32 games last season as a junior, starting eight consecutive contests, prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament Averaged a career-high 16.8 minutes a game in 1999-2000 His two free throws late in the game beat North Carolina last year Transferred to UCLA from Penn State during the summer of 1997 and sat out the 1997-98 season Started in 1996-97 as a true frosh at point guard for Penn State Younger brother of Toby Bailey, a four-year (1995-98) Bruin starter, who was a three-time All-Pacific-10 perfomer, finished as the No. 4 scorer (1,846) in UCLA history and was a second round NBA draft pick by the Lakers, then traded to Phoenix (Toby in 1999-2000 completed his second season with the Suns) Ryan also followed in his brothers footsteps to Loyola High School in Los Angeles where, like Toby, he was a prep standout. 2000 In his 32 games, Bailey averaged 16.8 minutes, 3.2 points, 2.4 assists (second on the team) and 1.8 rebounds His season-bests were a career-high 34 minutes vs. USC, h; a career-high tying 11 points vs. Oregon State, h; a career-high seven rebounds vs. DePaul and Syracuse; a career-high seven assists vs. Syracuse and a career-high four steals vs. Morgan State At the Bruins end-of-the-season awards banquet, Bailey was given the Bruin Bench Basketball Award for most improvement in all-around play and mental attitude. NCAA Tournament Highlights Against Ball State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Bailey played three minutes and had one assist and one steal In the NCAA second round game vs. Maryland, he played 17 minutes and contributed two points, two assists, one steal and one rebound In the Sweet 16 against Iowa State, he played eight minutes and contributed six points and one rebound. Regular Season Highlights (first game-to-last game) Missed the Gonzaga game because of a foot injury On Dec. 18 against DePaul, Bailey came off the bench to play 26 minutes and contributed four points, a career-high seven rebounds, five assists and three steals In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 4.3 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 steals while shooting .545 from the field in 20.3 minutes He scored nine points in the game against South Florida On Jan. 6 at Washington, Bailey played 16 minutes and contributed four assists, two rebounds and one steal On Jan. 8 at Washington State, he had three points (his first three-point field goal of the year), two rebounds and one assist in seven minutes On Jan 12 at USC, Bailey played 21 minutes and contributed nine points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal On Jan. 15 at North Carolina, he made two free throws with 14.9 seconds remaining to give UCLA its final three-point margin and the 71-68 victory On the day, he played 20 minutes and finished with six points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist On Jan. 20, Bailey played 11 minutes against Arizona and had four assists and one rebound On Jan. 22 against Arizona State, he played 16 minutes and contributed five points, two rebounds and two assists On Jan. 27 at Oregon State, Bailey played 10 minutes and had one assist On Jan. 29 at Oregon, he played 12 minutes and finished with two rebounds and one assist Against Stanford (Feb. 3), he played seven minutes and had one assist and one steal On Feb. 5 against California, Bailey played 28 minutes and contributed eight points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal On Feb. 9 against USC, he started at point guard (his first start of the season) and contributed seven points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal in a career-high 34 minutes On Feb. 13 at Syracuse, Bailey started and contributed two points, a career-high seven assists, a career-high tying seven rebounds, with two steals and just one turnover in 26 minutes On Feb. 17 at ASU, he started and contributed three points, four assists and two rebounds in 26 minutes On Feb. 19 at Arizona, he started for the fourth straight game and finished with four points, a team-high six assists, two steals and one rebound in 25 minutes On Feb. 24 against Oregon, Bailey started and contributed three points, two steals and one rebound in 19 minutes On Feb. 26 vs. Oregon State, he started for the sixth straight game and keyed the Bruins second-half rally, scoring the first seven points of a 15-0 run that broke a 39-39 tie He finished with a career-high tying 11 points (4-4, 2-2, 1-2), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes On March 2 at Cal, he started and played 14 minutes, finishing with two points and one assist On March 4 at No. 1 Stanford, Bailey started for the eighth straight game (his last start of the season) and played five minutes in the Bruins overtime victory On March 9 against WSU, he played 10 minutes off the bench and contributed one point, three assists and one rebound On March 11 versus Washington, he played 20 minutes off the bench and contributed four points, four assists, three rebounds and one steal.
1999 As a sophomore, Ryan averaged 15.2 minutes, 4.2 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists (No. 3 on the team) and 0.8 steals, while shooting 45.4 from the field, a team-leading 39.3 (11-28, No. 3 on the team) from three-point range and 58.3 (28-48) from the foul line Baileys season-highs were 26 minutes at Arizona, a; a career-high 11 points vs. Washington State, h and Arizona State, h; four rebounds vs. Delaware State and USC, a; five assists vs. Delaware State and three steals vs. Delaware State, Loyola Marymount and Arizona, a His preseason honors included Preview Sports Top Newcomer in the Pac-10 and Vitales Impact Transfer in the Pac-10. NCAA Tournament Highlights In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, Bailey played nine minutes off the bench and missed his only field goal attempt from three-point range. Regular Season Highlights (last game-to-first game) Before the NCAA Tournament, at Arizona, in the last regular season game, he started for the fifth time and played a season-high 26 minutes, contributing three points, four assists, three rebounds and a season high-tying three steals In the win at Arizona State, Bailey played three minutes off the bench and had one rebound and one assist In the win over Washington, h, he played seven minutes off the bench and finished with four points, one rebound and one assist In the victory over Washington State, h, Bailey played 17 minutes off the bench and tied his UCLA career-high with 11 points (3-4, 1-1, 4-7) and added three rebounds, two assists and one steal Against Syracuse, he played two minutes and had one rebound In the win over USC, h, Bailey played 13 minutes off the bench and contributed eight points, two rebounds and one steal At California, he played four minutes off the bench and grabbed one rebound At Stanford, he played eight minutes off the bench and finished with two rebounds and one steal In the win over Oregon State, h, Bailey played eight minutes off the bench and finished with five points and one rebound In the victory vs. Oregon, h, Bailey played 22 minutes off the bench and had two points, four assists, three rebounds and one steal He did not play at Washington due to a violation of team rules At Washington State, h, he played 20 minutes off the bench and had two points and one assist At Louisville, Bailey played 11 minutes off the bench and had two steals, one rebound and four turnovers (it was the first time in 11 games that he did not score) In the win at USC, Bailey played 19 minutes off the bench and contributed eight points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals Against Stanford, h, he played 22 minutes off the bench and finished with eight points, three assists, two rebounds and a career-high five turnovers In the win over California, h, Bailey played 16 minutes off the bench and contributed four points, three rebounds and two assists At Oregon, he started for the fourth time and played 17 minutes, contributing seven points At Oregon State, Bailey played 16 minutes off the bench and finished with five points, two steals and one assist In the win over Arizona State, h, he played 19 minutes off the bench and contributed a career-best 11 points (5-8, 1-1, 0-0; including four points in overtime), four assists (his final assist led to Earl Watsons winning basket), three rebounds and one block Vs. Arizona, h, Bailey came off the bench to play 22 minutes and finished with four points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal Against Loyola Marymount, Bailey played 15 minutes off the bench, with three points, one rebound, four assists and three steals Against American U., he came off the bench to play 12 minutes, with six points and one steal Vs. CS Northridge, Bailey played 18 minutes off the bench, scoring 10 points (4-5, 0-0, 2-2), with one rebound, four assists and one steal Played 10 minutes off the bench (all in the first half) vs. UNLV, contributing one assist Bailey had his third consecutive start vs. Oklahoma State at The Wooden Classic, playing 20 minutes, with one rebound, three assists and just one turnover He had his second consecutive start vs. Delaware State, playing 19 minutes and scoring nine points, with four rebounds and a season-high five assists and three steals Started for the first time in his Bruin career vs. Kentucky, playing 23 minutes with four assists Had an impressive Bruin debut vs. Santa Clara, getting nine points, with one rebound and just one turnover in 17 minutes off the bench.
Penn State As a true freshman in 1996-97, Bailey started 24 of 27 games, including 16 of the 18 Big 10 contests, at the point guard position for the Nittany Lions He averaged 34 minutes a game He led PSU in assists (4.2, 113, tying Penn States freshman record) and steals (1.1) and was third in scoring (8.4) and rebounding (4.0) Led the Nittany Lions in scoring twice and in rebounding three times PSU season-highs included 44 minutes in an overtime win vs. Tennessee (12/7/96), 16 points vs. Bradley (12/18/96), eight rebounds vs. Ohio State (1/8/97), nine assists vs. BYU (12/27/96) and Iowa (1/4/97), three steals vs. Iowa (1/4/97) and one blocked shot vs. Wisconsin (1/18/97) One of his of best games was a six-of-eight effort from the field against Minnesota All-American Bobby Jackson on Feb. 5, 1997.
High School As a senior in 1994-95 at Loyola High School, Bailey averaged 24.0 points and 11.0 assists, was named to the Los Angeles Times All-Central City first-team and was the Most Valuable Player at the Jesuit, Loyola and Beverly Hills prep tournaments While at Loyola, he was a three-time All-Conference performer and team captain After high school, Bailey signed with the University of Portland (Bruin assistant Michael Holton was a coach at Portland at the time), but instead spent the 1995-96 season at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, VA (Bruin sophomore teammate Rico Hines spent part of the 1996-97 season at Hargrave) At Hargrave, he averaged 10.0 points a game, was a first-team All-State performer, honorable mention All-American and according to Basketball Times, was listed among the Top 10 post-grad players in the nation.
Personal Nickname: Moose Born July 14, 1977 Parents: John and Pamela Lists older brother Toby as his favorite athlete and best player ever faced History major At Penn State, Bailey was a business management major.
Bailey's 1999-00 Game-By-Game
Bailey's 1998-99 Game-By-Game
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