Bailey headlines men's basketball NAC award winners

Bailey headlines men's basketball NAC award winners
March 7, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University junior guard Jared Bailey (Argo, Ill./Argo H.S.) has been named as a first team All-Northern Athletics Conference selection for the 2007-08 season. Bailey was at or near the top in virtually every statistical category this past season for BU. Additionally, the Eagles landed two freshmen players - forwards A.J. Brown (Wentzville, Mo./Holt H.S.) and Brian Genslinger (Sugar Grove, Ill./Kaneland H.S.) - on the NAC's All-Rookie team. Bailey averaged 17.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, appearing in all 26 contests. He shot 48.2 percent (146-303) from the floor and hit 41.5 percent (51-123) from beyond the three-point arc. Bailey also hit a team-leading 84.6 percent (121-143) from the free throw stripe. Bailey also averaged 4.6 assists and 2.2 steals per game. In the final NAC regular season statistics, Bailey ranked among the Conference leaders in scoring (8th), field goal percentage (15th), assists (3rd), free throw percentage (5th), steals (4th), three-point field goal percentage (6th) and three-point field goals made per game (8th). He was also 16th in assist-to-turnover ratio. In their inaugural collegiate campaigns, Brown and Genslinger averaged 6.8 and 8.7 points per game, respectively. Genslinger also averaged 4.3 rebounds per game, with Brown at 3.0 caroms per contest. Genslinger shot 61.4 percent (62-101) from the field and amassed a team-leading 15 blocked shots, despite appearing in just 18 games. Brown shot at a 55.6 percent (74-133) clip from the floor.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.