Originally posted on The Mid-Majority  |  Last updated 11/21/11
Game #8-083: Washington State Cougars at Portland PilotsNovember 20, 2011 10:00 pmChiles CenterBBState Stats/RecapPeople don't just wear 00. It takes a special kind of player to don one of the least frequently worn numbers in college basketball. For Portland freshman guard Kevin Bailey, perhaps it is a metaphor it could be about the respect he gets as a player, his college experience, his patience on the fast break or the limits to his potential. Bailey was a relatively lightly regarded three-star recruit coming out of Clovis East High School in Clovis, Calif. He is a special kind of athlete for a program as modest as the Pilots'. Rare is the West Coast Conference athlete who can get forearm-deep into the rim, as Bailey did on a missed fast-break dunk against Washington State's Marcus Capers on Sunday night. Bailey's status as a freshman at Portland shows through when he plays. His never-ending energy shows when he takes the point of the Pilots' 1-2-1-1 press. But it also shows t...
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