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Brendan Bailey leaves Marquette University to pursue professional basketball career

Butler Marquette Basketball
Posted at 7:38 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 14:51:38-04

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University's Brendan Bailey has decided to leave Marquette to pursue a professional basketball career.

Bailey is giving up his last two seasons to pursue a career in professional basketball. According to Fox Sports Wisconsin, Bailey entered his name into consideration for the NBA draft in April but still had the option to return to school.

Now, Head Coach Steve Wojciechowski and Bailey are saying Bailey will not return to MU come fall.

“This has always been a dream of mine, and Marquette has helped prepare me to make this dream a reality," said Bailey.

Bailey is a 6 ft. 8 in. forward and averaged 7.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 25.3 minutes this past season. He started in each of Marquette's 30 games last season, in which they won 18-12.

“We are thankful for his contributions to our program the last two seasons and will do all we can to assist him with the process,” Wojciechowski said in a statement. “His best basketball is ahead of him and we can’t wait to see where his journey takes him next."

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