RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

BOBBY J. BAILEY  

GRAD. YEAR:

2010

MEN'S BASKETBALL

INDUCTED: 

2015

Bobby J. Bailey í10 was an outstanding guard on the menís basketball team from 2006-09. During his tenure as an Anchorman, the Fall River, Mass. native led RIC to two Little East Conference Regular Season and two Tournament Championships. He helped RIC to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including a berth in the NCAA Elite 8 in 2007.

 

He closed out his three-year career as an Anchorman having played in 81 games, starting 75 of them. He totaled 876 career points, 372 rebounds, 208 assists, 162 steals and 59 blocks. He averaged 10.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.0 steals per game for his career.

 

As a senior in 2008-09, he was named the menís basketball teamís MVP. He was  named the Little East Conference Co-Player of the Year, the Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-LEC and to the leagueís All-Defensive Team. Bailey played in 23 games, starting 21 of them. He averaged 12.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game. Bailey scored a season-high 21 points vs. Western Connecticut on Jan. 27, grabbed 13 rebounds vs. UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 28, dished out six assists vs. Salve Regina on Jan. 6 and swiped four steals twice. Bailey was also named First Team All-District by the NABC, Second Team All-ECAC and Second Team All-Northeast by D3hoops.com. Bailey received the Cox Sports R.I. Basketball Media Steve McDonald Award, signifying him as the Menís Player of the Year (Div. III). He was named to the Little East Conference Menís Basketball Weekly Honor Roll once on the season.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2007-08, Bailey was named Second Team All-Little East Conference and to the leagueís All-Defensive Team. He played in 27 games, starting 23 of them. Bailey averaged 10.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.0 steals per game. He scored a season-high 18 points against Eastern Connecticut on Jan. 19, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists vs. UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 12, while logging a season-best six steals against Plymouth State on Feb. 9. Bailey was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2008 Little East Conference Menís Basketball Tournament. He logged 14 points, five boards, five assists, two steals and a block in the title contest. In the three LEC tournament games, Bailey averaged 11.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.

 

As a sophomore in 2006-07, he was named to the NCAA Sectional Roundís All-Tournament Team, as well as garnering Second Team All-Little East Conference and LEC All-Defensive Team honors. He played in 31 games, starting all of them. He averaged 10.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.2 steals per game. He scored a season-high 21 points in the win over Plymouth State on Dec. 9. Bailey reached double figures in scoring 17 times and logged three double-doubles on the season. He grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament win over Coast Guard on Mar. 2. He dished out a season-high eight assists vs. UMass Boston on Feb. 17 and tied for the second-most steals in a game with seven against Eastern Connecticut on Jan. 6.

 

 

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Bailey played at Jacksonville College (TX) in 2004-05 and was a standout a Durfee High School.

 

He earned a bachelorís degree in public relations from Rhode Island College in 2010. Bailey is currently a college affordability advisor at uAspire and an assistant boysí basketball coach at Durfee High.