Marquette F Bailey to pursue pro career

Marquette forward Brendan Bailey will pursue a pro career and bypass his final two seasons of eligibility.The 6-foot-8 sophomore declared for the 2020 NBA Draft last month but still had the option of returning to school.”After counseling with my family I have decided to forgo my Junior and Senior year and pursue a career in professional basketball,” he posted Friday on Instagram. “This has always been a dream of mine, and Marquette has helped prepare me to make this dream a reality.”Bailey started all 30 games for the Golden Eagles in 2019-20, averaging 7.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 25.4 minutes per game. He played in 34 games (three starts) as a 2018-19 freshman.