Young basketball player Amari Bailey is a star athlete in the making! Bailey has been turning heads and could be next in line for NBA teams. His daze and meticulous sportsmanship has already caught the attention of notable celebrities like Drake and LeBron. It looks like Sierra Canyon has a star they will never forget and the 17-year-old might be heading to UCLA basketball soon, according to ESPN.
Amari Bailey: Who Is This Basketball Player Celebs Drool Over?
1. Who is Amari Bailey?
Amari Bailey (born 17 February 2004) is a famous American basketball player. Not only that the young star has caught the attention of notable players and sports channels who flocked to see him play. This has earned him the title of becoming a television personality, social media influencer, model, and entrepreneur from Chicago, Illinois, United States.
The 17-year-old is popular for serving the position of a guard in the USA basketball team and hopes to go pro soon. Currently, he plays for his school: Sierra Canyon High School.
2. Amazing basketball skills:
The young athlete-in-training was recently named MaxPreps California High School Basketball Player of the Year 2020-21. The senior-junior guard let the Trailblazers reach victory point at 16-2 en route to the CIF Southern California Open Division regional semifinals. However, there is another big reason why the young star recently captured all the media attention – Bailey won various awards and gold medals in different basketball championships.
In the year 2019, he also brought home the gold medal at FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
Apart from this, Amari Bailey has also been known to have averaged 13.2 ppg., 4.2 RPG. and 3.0 APG in the 2019 USA U16 National Team and won the gold medal in Belém, Brazil by a 6-0 record en route. The same year, he brought home the gold medal at FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
The young athlete-in-training was also featured on the cover pages of various sports magazines. In addition to that, Bailey has also participated in Men’s Junior National Team July minicamp all of which contributed to his net worth of $3-4 million USD (approx.) from his sports career.
3. Celebrity praises:
Amari Bailey became the center of attention in the media tabloids after her mother, Johanna Leia, was spotted by popular rapper Drake and popular actor Michael B. Jordan in a recent play this week. Even Lebron James’ son Bronny also plays for the same team.
The recent game was indeed a star-studded event, as it saw many celebrities make an appearance. Fans soon took to social media and wrote their amazement at Drake’s appearance during the game. It turns out that the rapper is the mentor of basketball star Amari Bailey. The Hotline Bling Hitmaker mentored by Amari is set to attend UCLA in 2022. The rapper is taking an interest in the personal life of his beloved and seems to be very fond of her as well. Amari Bailey has a bright future ahead of her and it looks like fans will soon see him showing off his sportsmanship at NBA games.
4. Even his coaches praise him:
Although we can quickly see that Amari Bailey will soon land a spot in the NBA thanks to his meticulous sportsmanship, his coaches saw his potential way before.
Andre Chevalier (the Trailblazers coach) has called him a monster on the basketball court and thinks he’s got something special. Coach Andre further explains that when Amari feels like he’s out there, no matter who’s on his team or on the other teams, he’ll do his best. The coach and the entire team have high hopes for the budding star as Amari will soon complete his high-school graduation at Sierra Canyon High School in California.
His coach also shed light on the fact that Amari has made impressive strides during the prolonged COVID-19 shutdown of the season and worked on his weaknesses.
5. A young athlete in the making:
Bailey is known to give his team the best chance to win, so he has the mindset to do whatever it takes which is probably why he started practicing basketball at a very young age.
At a young age, Amari also competed in the summer championships for Mac Irvin Fire. After completing his high school graduation, he started playing basketball professionally and it also caught the attention of ESPN. ESPN National Recruiting Director Paul Biancardi described Bailey as someone who is a pure combination shooting guard and has high-level scoring ability effortlessly on or off the ball. Despite being just 17-years-old, Amari has been described as equally adept at creating for himself or facilitating for others like a mature basketball player. As described in transition or half court. Amari is about demonstrating excellent passing vision.
6. Is Amari Bailey’s mother dating popular rapper Drake?
Amari Bailey was born to his parents in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He was born into a mixed ethnical background of African descent from his father’s side, while his mother might have a white background. In terms of his family details, the young athlete and his sister Savvy were raised by their single mother whose name is Johanna Leia.
Amari Bailey’s mother is a famous American model and television personality who the tabloids say is reportedly dating Drake. The two were spotted together at Dodgers Stadium Fans for what appears to be a dinner date. Not many people may know that his mother, Johanna Leia used to be a former Wilhelmina and Ford model and has also starred in the Lifetime reality series Bringing Up Ballers. The show did not continue for long and was soon taken off the grid.
On the other hand, Amari’s father ‘Aaron Bailey’ is a professional football player, who played for Indianapolis Colts at Louisville.
His mother recently took social media by storm after it was virtually confirmed that she is the special lady in the rapper’s life. Amari Bailey’s mother recently made some appearances in her son’s play with the rapper while giving way to these speculations. The rapper Drake is currently Amari Bailey’s mentor and fans have taken to social media to talk about it.