McClain Announces Signing of Wyoming Prep Star

April 7, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming headbasketball coach Steve McClain announced today the signing of Marc Bailey ofCheyenne, Wyo., to a national letter of intent.

Bailey, a 6-4, 185-pound guard, led Cheyenne East High School to a22-3 record and a third-place finish in the 1999 Wyoming State Tournament.Cheyenne East also posted a perfect 10-0 conference record in '99 under thedirection of head coach Dale Ward. He led the state in scoring his seniorseason, averaging 28.4 points per game, while hitting 53 percent of histhree-point field goals, 56 percent overall from the field and 77 percentfrom the free-throw line. Bailey pulled down 6.4 rebounds per game, handedout 2.7 assists per contest and averaged 3.1 steals.

"I'm excited about Marc because he fits our style of play, and fitsmy personality," said UW head basketball coach Steve McClain. "There is noquestion about his ability. He has all the traits -- he's athletic, he canshoot, and the trait I love the best, he grew up wanting to play at theUniversity of Wyoming.

"Like all freshmen, Marc will have to make the adjustment to thislevel of play, but his toughness and his dedication will allow him to makethat transition. He knows what he needs to do to play at this level."

An All-State selection his senior season, he was also a two-timeAll-Conference honoree in basketball. An outstanding all-aroundstudent-athlete, he is an honor student, he captured the State Championshipin singles tennis in the fall of '98, and is an accomplished hurdler intrack and field.

The son of Henry and Sandy Bailey, he follows in the footsteps ofhis father, who lettered in basketball at UW from 1972-74 and his uncleCraig Shanor, who lettered in basketball at Wyoming from 1973-76.