Posted On: 04/12/18 12:00 PM
Class of 2022 guard Amari Bailey has a chance to be one of the premier prospects in the state of Illinois over the next few years. The middle school phenom is playing up on the 16U level for the Fire this spring. The skill set and size is undeniable. The former DePaul commit was active defensively using his length to get steals when we saw him at Swish N Dish. Scored well in transition. Jump shot is streaky at times, but he shoots a good ball. Drilled the game winning three to start off the season for the Fire 16U. He is a high-major prospect.
Bailey spoke about playing up two age levels for the Mac Irvin Fire.
“Playing up I have to get a little strong, faster, and quicker. It is a little bit more mentally challenging. You have older guys and the game is a little faster.”
What are the strengths of his game?
“I feel I can pick a part a defense easily. Facilitate, score, or do whatever my team needs me to do to get a win.”
We asked Bailey if he has decided where he will go to high school next season.
“No I am still looking at my options.”
Bailey made noise committing from DePaul before his 8th grade season. He recently decommitted from the Big East School.
“I didn’t think it was the right fit for me. I saw the vision at first. Respect the coaching staff.”
Bailey is a special talent with a chance to be a five-star player nationally.