Posted On: 04/2/18 12:17 PM
This spring and summer on the adidas Circuit, Burbank’s Levelle Bailey will have an opportunity to prove to college coaches that he’s the ultimate team-first player.
After-all, the 6-foot-3 guard says getting his teammates involved, and making everyone around him better is his best strength as a player.
“I see myself as a guy that will involve everybody. So, if I’m on the court, I’m just trying to make everyone better that I’m on the court with,” said Bailey.
“I think I need to improve on my ball-handling and breaking the press more. I think what I’m best at is my ball-handling and passing, but I could work on my shooting a little more.”
Bailey’s junior season with the Bulldogs wrapped up not too long ago. He was good while averaging 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists per game.
“I had a big role, a lot of players transferred, so I had to make a big impact,” said Bailey.
Now, he’ll head into his offseason with EBO on the 17U adidas Circuit. It’s his first year playing adidas; Bailey played on the EYBL with Oakland Soldiers last summer.
“I made the switch because my coach’s came to adidas, so I just followed them, basically. And this summer, I’m really looking forward to just getting my name out there,” said Bailey.
Also a standout on the gridiron, the defensive end has an offer from Idaho, and he’s got Pac-12 and Mountain West interest. For basketball, he says he doesn’t know what interest he has.
Bailey doesn’t know which sport he wants to pursue in college.
“I haven’t really figured it out yet,” he said.
His goals for this spring and summer are pretty lax. And six months from now, it could be that Bailey has football and basketball options on the table.
If not, he’s not stressing it.
“Hopefully I get the opportunity to get a (basketball) offer,” he said. “But if not, I won’t be too worried — I just want to have fun.”