Damon Bailey

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Damon Bailey Biography

Damon Bailey is a retired basketball player that played for Indiana University in the guard position under head coach Bob Knight. Bailey currently holds the all-time scoring record for boys’ high school basketball in the state of Indiana with 3,134 points that he set in 1990. He is a native of Heltonville, Indiana and he played basketball in at Bedford North Lawrence high school in Bedford Indiana. After his time at Indiana University, Bailey played professionally as well as coached a number of teams including Butler’s women’s basketball.

  • Name: Damon Bailey
  • Position: Guard
  • Nationality: USA
  • Age: 48 years old
  • Birthday: October 21, 1971
  • Hometown: Heltonville, Indiana
  • High School: Bedford North Lawrence (Bedford, Indiana)
  • Height: 6’3″ (191 cm)
  • Weight: 201 lb (91 kg)
  • Seasons: 4 (1990-1991, 1991-1992, 1992-1993, 1993-1994)
  • Jersey: #22
  • NBA Draft: 1994 / Round 2 / 44th Overall Pick (Selected by the Indiana Pacers)

Awards and Accolades

  • 1999 CBA assists leader
  • Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame (Inducted 2016)
  • 1994 Third-team All-American (Associated Press) 
  • 1991 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • 1990 Mr. Basketball USA 
  • 1990 Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award 
  • 1990 USA Today High School Player of the Year
  • 1990 Indiana High School Basketball Scoring Leader (3,134 points)
  • AP Indiana All-Century high school basketball team

Damon Bailey Seasons with the Hoosiers

1990-1991 Indiana Basketball Season
Bob Knight (20th Season)
29-5 (15-3 Big Ten)
🏆 1st Place Big Ten
🏅 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1991-1992 Indiana Basketball Season
Bob Knight (21st Season)
27-7 (14-4 Big Ten)
🥈 2nd Place Big Ten
🥇 NCAA Final Four
1992-1993 Indiana Basketball Season
Bob Knight (22nd Season)
31-4 (17-1 Big Ten)
🏆 1st Place Big Ten
🏅 NCAA Elite Eight
1993-1994 Indiana Basketball Season
Bob Knight (23rd Season)
21-9 (12-6 Big Ten)
🥉 3rd Place Big Ten
🏅 NCAA Sweet Sixteen

Damon Bailey Indiana University Career Statistics

(Source: Indiana University Athletics)

Season G GS Min FGM FGA FG% 0.625 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% Off Def Reb A Stl BS TO Pts Avg
1990-1991 33 14 858 126 249 0.506 33 76 0.434 90 130 0.692 35 62 97 97 39 10 55 375 11.4
1991-1992 34 27 921 143 288 0.497 48 102 0.471 88 115 0.765 37 85 122 104 28 0 74 422 12.4
1992-1993 35 24 932 117 255 0.459 38 91 0.418 83 114 0.728 38 79 117 144 20 7 58 355 10.1
1993-1994 30 30 1018 188 391 0.481 47 111 0.423 166 207 0.802 37 93 130 129 45 5 98 589 19.6
Career 132 95 3729 574 1183 0.485 166 380 0.437 427 566 0.754 147 319 466 474 132 22 285 1741 13.2

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