My Breakout WCC Performers For This Season

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Nov 14, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; Portland Pilots guard Kevin Bailey (0) makes a lay up during the 2nd half against the Washington Huskies at Alaska Airlines Arena. Washington defeated Portland 93-63. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

 Kevin Bailey (Portland)

Kevin Bailey was a highly ranked recruit, and one of the highest to ever set foot on the University of Portland campus, and it is time for Bailey to unleash that potential. Bailey was the 2nd ranked small forward in our top 5 at each position rankings, but a spike in production could certainly put him at the very top of that list.

Last season, Bailey averaged 11.4 points and 2.6 rebounds a game for the Pilots, making him there second leading scorer. If Bailey wants to make the jump into being an elite scorer in the conference, he will need to work on his consistency. Last season Bailey had 2, 2, 3, and 4 point performances against UNLV, Santa Clara, LMU, and Gonzaga respectively. Bailey cannot get lost in the shuffle against the upper-echelon teams in the conference to make sure the Pilots can score enough points to beat those teams.

Portland is returning virtually everyone from last season, and they have the chance to put together a nice little squad for next season. Bailey has a chance to be the Pilots number one scoring option on offense, and make the jump into being one of the premier scorers in the conference.