Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Adrio Bailey signs with team in Hungary
Arkansas forward Adrio Bailey (2) shoots a free throw during a game against Kentucky on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Former Arkansas forward Adrio Bailey has signed his first professional contract.
Bailey, who played for the Razorbacks from 2016-20, joined the Oroszlányi Sport Egylet Lions of the Hungarian A Division on July 19, according to the team’s website. OSE finished with a 10-11 record in 2019-20.
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A native of Campti, La., Bailey averaged 4.6 points on 48.8 percent shooting and 2.9 rebounds per game in his Razorbacks career. He improved his scoring average in each of his four seasons at Arkansas, jumping from 1.9 points per game as a freshman to a career-high 6.3 in his senior season.
Bailey started 74 of 124 games with the Razorbacks under Mike Anderson and Eric Musselman, including 56 of 66 games the last two seasons. Not considered a perimeter threat through his junior season (2 of 12 from 3-point range), Bailey made 15 of 39 attempts (38.5 percent) in 2019-20.
Tasked with playing the 5 for a majority of last season, the 6-6 Bailey was a plus for Arkansas around the rim defensively, leading the Razorbacks with 45 blocks. No other Arkansas player finished with more than 16. He led all rotation players with a defensive rating of 92.1, according to Sports Reference.
Bailey is the first player from the Razorbacks’ 2019-20 roster to sign a pro contract.
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