November 1, 2007

Losing not an option for Bayless

The past two years, Arizona has been fortunate to receive one of the best talents in their respective graduating classes. In 2006, the Wildcats signed Chase Budinger, who was regarded as the most heralded player out of high school to play for head coach Lute Olson.

In the spring of 2007, Jerryd Bayless concluded his high school career and proved that he was one of the best players in the nation. He now calls McKale Center home and comes in with some very high expectations.

Bayless proved his ability in the annual Red-Blue game on Tuesday, when he scored 26 points (9-20 FG. 5-10 3PT) to go with five assists in his team's 76-63 victory.

He joins forces with Budinger and Jordan Hill as one of the most talented trios in the nation and hopes to take the team to its standard expectations.

In practice, Bayless has seen the possibility of greatness that comes from hard work.

"We've worked hard so far in practice situations," said Bayless. "Hopefully we can make that translate into the rest of the season and in games so that we can go far into the tournament."

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