March 19, 2009



Providence, RI-The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) named Rhode Island College senior guard Bobby Bailey (Fall River, MA) to the Northeast All-District First Team.




Bailey, who has also been named the Little East Conference Co-Player of the Year, the Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-LEC and to the league’s All-Defensive Team, 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.


It is the third consecutive season Bailey was named to the league’s All-Defensive Team. He garnered Second Team All-Little East honors in 2008 and 2007.


Rhode Island College ended its season with a 23-6 overall record and a program-record 13-1 mark in the Little East. The Anchormen won their third (second outright) Little East Regular Season Championship in the past five seasons and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year.