General: One of the nation's top freshmen ... A dynamic guard with a tremendous ability to score as well as deliver the ball ... Entered the University of Arizona with lofty expectations and more than lived up to the advance billing ... Finished the season as the top freshman scorer in school history (592 points) ... UA's first All-American since 2005 ... A first-round selection in the 2008 NBA Draft ... Attended the same high school as former Wildcat All-American Channing Frye (2001-05).
2007-08 (Freshman): Selected 11th in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers (rights traded to Portland on draft day) ... Earned second team All-America honors from Sports Illustrated and ESPN.com ... Arizona's first All-American since 2004-05 (Salim Stoudamire and Channing Frye) and its first freshman All-American since 1999-2000 (Jason Gardner) ... A USBWA all-District IX selection ... A first team NABC all-District 15 pick ... A second team all-Pac-10 selection and a Pac-10 all-Freshman pick ... One of 24 players named to the final ballot of the John R. Wooden Award on March 10 ... Became the first player in Arizona history to score 30 or more points in three straight games, Feb. 10-16 ... The first freshman to lead the team in scoring since Sean Elliott in 1985-86, and the first Wildcat to lead the team in scoring and assists since Jason Gardner in 2002-03 ... No Pac-10 player made as many free throws per game (6.2 FT/game) or got to the free throw line as often (7.4 FT/game) as Bayless ... His 187 FT attempts were the fourth-most in school history, while his 223 attempts ranked fifth ... Closed the season ranked third in the Pac-10 in scoring (19.7 ppg), sixth in assists (4.03 apg), fourth in FT percentage (.839), ninth in 3-point FG percentage (.407), and second in minutes played (35.73 mpg) ... Named UA C.A.T.S. Academics Student-Athlete of the Month for December 2007 ... Has 20 or more points in 16 of 30 games played, including four with 30+ ... Missed four games due to a sprained right knee (Dec. 28-Jan. 10) ... Posted 11 points, three boards, three assists and a steal in 40 minutes of his NCAA Tournament debut vs. West Virginia on 3/20 ... Hit 9-of-10 FTs to finish with 18 points vs. Stanford on 3/13 ... Posted 15 points and two assists on 3/12 vs. Oregon State ... Scored a team-high 19 points on 3/6 at Oregon State, but managed just one rebound and one assist ... Hit 10-of-10 FTs to finish with 20 points, four assists and a career-best three steals on 3/6 at Oregon State ... Tallied 15 points, four assists and a steal in 40 minutes vs. UCLA on 3/2 ... Finished out of double figures (eight points) for the just the third time this season on 2/28 vs. USC ... Scored all 20 points in the second half (6-of-9 FG) to go with four assists in 40 minutes at Washington State on 2/23 ... Tallied 22 points (6-of-19 FG) on a career-high 19 attempts to go with six boards and four assists on 2/21 at Washington ... Posted 31 points, including a school-record 16-of-16 FTs, five boards, six assists and two steals in 40 minutes vs. Stanford on 2/16 ... Tallied 33 points, four assists and a career-high three steals on 2/14 vs. California ... Knocked down 12-of-18 FG (6-of-10 3FG) en route to a career-high 39 points, which tied for the second-most points by a freshman in Pac-10 history, on 2/10 vs. Arizona State in 40 minutes played ... Posted 13 points and four assists at UCLA on 2/2 ... Collected 10 points, four rebounds and two assists on 1/31 at USC ... Registered an efficient 26 points -- 9-of-11 FG and 5-of-6 3FG -- to go with six assists in only 29 minutes vs. Washington on 1/26 ... Posted 23 points (8-of-8 FT), six assists and a season-high equaling two steals on 1/24 vs. Washington State ... Tallied 24 points and five assists on 1/19 at California, connecting on 8-of-9 free throws ... Finished out of double figures for just the second time this season with nine points on 3-of-12 shooting on 1/17 at Stanford ... Posted a season-high 33 points (first career 30-point game) and nine assists on 1/12 at Houston, where he set new school records for 18 free throws made on 20 attempts ... Scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half to go with three assists on 12/22 vs. San Diego State ... Finished out of double figures (8 pts.) for the first time in his career on 12/19 at UNLV ... Equaled season highs with eight FG and four treys and two steals on 12/16 vs. Fresno State ... Attempted a season-high 17 shots vs. Illinois on 12/8, finishing with 20 points, five assists and a season-best two steals and 41 minutes played that included an impressive drive and dunk with a minute to go in overtime ... Poured in a game-high 26 points (10-10 FT) to go with three boards and six assists on 12/2 vs. Texas A&M ... Made a season-best eight FG to finish with 21 points on 11/28 vs. Cal State Fullerton ... Hit both treys and all seven free throws en route to 19 points at Kansas on 11/25, but had seven turnovers ... Tallied 14 points, five boards and six assists vs. Adams State on 11/21 ... Narrowly missed a triple-double with 20 points (5-7 FG), nine rebounds and nine assists on 11/19 vs. UMKC ... Topped 20 points for the first time with 21 points, four assists and four boards on 11/17 vs. Virginia ... Tallied 18 points, five assists, a block and a steal in college debut vs. Northern Arizona on 11/13.
High School: A four-year letterman at St. Mary's High School for coach Dave Lopez, where he averaged 33.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game in leading his club to a 19-13 record and state tournament runner-up finish ... Averaged 37.9 points and 8.0 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 3.2 steals per game as a junior. Gatorade state player of the year as a junior and senior ... A four-time first-team all-state selection, he was also a McDonald's All-American ... Scored 11 points and added a block and a board in the March 28 McDonald's All-America Game in Louisville, Ky., helping the West to a 114-112 win ... A Nike Brand All-American and selected to play in 2007 Jordan Classic ... A Parade and EA Sports All-American ... The Arizona Republic "Big School" (4A-5A) Player of the Year and East Valley Tribune Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007 ... Tallied 2,828 career points (28.3 ppg) to lead the state of Arizona in career scoring average ... Had 15 career 40-point games and three 50-point games, including a career-high 53 ... Played on the USA Basketball Junior National Select team and the U-18 National team member ... Named "Best Leaper" by rivals.com. ... An honor roll student.
Total 3-Point Rebounds
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg
2007-08 30-30 1072/35.7 173-378 .458 59-145 .407 187-223 .839 13-69 82 2.7 66-0 121 89 3 29 592/19.7
TOTAL 30-30 1072/35.7 173-378 .458 59-145 .407 187-223 .839 13-69 82 2.7 66-0 121 89 3 29 592/19.7