One of the more underrated and definitely under recruited prospects in the state has been AZ Compass Prep 6-foot-7 unsigned senior wing Karon Bailey. A native of New York - venturing to the state this high school season to pick up his career at the surging AZ Compass Prep in Chandler. Bailey is a very skilled and talented prospect that possesses serious upside as a player. He is coming off an excellent showing this past weekend in the Southwest Showcase Summer Championships.
In the event, Bailey showcased his developed ability to make plays and score the basketball. Bailey faced much national competition this high school season while playing for his school, and against other prep programs. As a result, Bailey is proven on the court.
Off the court, Bailey still needs a passing test score to qualify academically, so he will be looking to land at a junior college very soon. Bailey has the ability to play immediately at the national junior college level, so look for many juco's to begin to pursue him.
Bailey has been well under the radar in his college recruitment, as most coaches have never seen him play. Most coaches don't even know he is out there. Bailey also missed some action during the spring evaluation period, so he has slipped between the recruiting cracks. Now as colleges look to fill their rosters for next season this summer, Bailey should begin to garner attention.
I will continue to follow his college recruitment situation closely, and bring you any updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Karon Bailey is a nice overall talent with a superb offensive skillset to score at all three levels. A native of the streets of New York, Bailey has a strong personality and still lacks overall physical maturity, but his overall potential and upside is tremendous and worthy of serious notice. Bailey is a very good shooter with range on his shot, which allows him to play on the perimeter. He can get his shot off against defenders, and also create scoring opportunities for himself and others off the dribble. He is a good ball handler and passer that sees the floor, but he needs to become more disciplined with the basketball in his hands. A solid defender that, when he competes hard, he gets a lot done on the defensive end. An active rebounder but lacks physical strength still. As he matures, Bailey has a lot in his bag that should allow him to blossom over time.