Marquette University basketball has officially announced that forward Brendan Bailey, a sophomore, has left the university to pursue playing professional basketball.
Bailey played for two years at Marquette and average 5.1 points and 3.4 rebounds per contest.
He entered his consideration for the NBA Draft in April. He had partook in a Mormon mission for two years before this time at Marquette.
“These past two years at Marquette have been incredible,” Bailey said in a team statement.
“I would like to say thank you to my coaches, teammates and the entire Marquette community. You have helped me in so many ways and have given me two of the best years of my life…you will always have a special place in my heart.”
“We wish Brendan the best of luck and are supportive of his decision to take the next step in his basketball career to the professional level,” Coach Steve Wojciechowski said in a statement.
“His best basketball is ahead of him and we can’t wait to see where his journey takes him next.”