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John Garfield "Toby" Bailey (born November 19, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player. He is currently a sports agent.

Toby Bailey
Personal information
Born (1975-11-19) November 19, 1975 (age 43)
Los Angeles, California
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolLoyola (Los Angeles, California)
CollegeUCLA (1994–1998)
NBA draft1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career1999–2011
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Career history
19992000Phoenix Suns
2000–2001Los Angeles Stars
2001–2002Fillattice Imola
2004–2005AEK Athens
2006Telenet Oostende
2007Beijing Olympians
2007Santa Barbara Breakers
2007–2008Köln 99ers
2008Ricoh Manresa
2009Artland Dragons
2009Los Angeles Lightning
2010Artland Dragons
2010Los Angeles Lightning
2010–2011EnBW Ludwigsburg
Career highlights and awards
Stats at


College careerEdit

Bailey played four years of college basketball at UCLA, being part of the Bruins squad that won the 1995 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. In the championship game against Arkansas, Bailey scored 26 points and had nine rebounds as a freshman.[1] All of the team's starting lineup - himself, Ed O'Bannon, Tyus Edney, George Zidek and Charles O'Bannon[2]- went on to play in both the National Basketball Association and overseas. Bailey was a first team All-Pacific-10 Conference selection in 1996, 1997, and 1998.[3] He was voted co-Most Valuable Player of the Bruins in 1996 and 1998.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Bailey was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round (45th overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft, and played for two seasons with the Phoenix Suns, averaging 3.3 points per game in 73 regular season games.

After his NBA career, and following a brief spell in the ABA, he moved on to Europe, successively representing Fillattice Imola (Italy), Panionios BC, Aris Thessaloniki and AEK Athens (Greece), Telindus Oostende (Belgium), Köln 99ers (Germany) and Ricoh Manresa[5] (Spain). Toby finished out his career playing for EnBW Ludwigsburg in Ludwigsburg, Germany before retiring in 2013.

Sports agent careerEdit

In 2012, Bailey and Dean Walle started a small basketball player representation firm, Sky Sports Management. They joined Rival Sports Group in 2014 as vice presidents of basketball, and report to President of Basketball Mitchell Butler, who also played at UCLA.[6][7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Heisler, Mark (April 4, 1995). "Bailey Ball Is Beautiful". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 15, 2011.
  2. ^ UCLA Basketball History
  3. ^ Finney 2010, p.105
  4. ^ Finney 2010, p.110
  5. ^ Toby Bailey, el reemplazo de Walsh en Manresa (Toby Bailey, Walsh's substitute in Manresa) (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Mullen, Liz (March 19, 2014). "Butler, formerly of Lagardère, takes position as president of basketball for Rival Sports Group". Archived from the original on July 30, 2014.
  7. ^ Janikowski, A. J. (September 8, 2013). "Ketchikan grad invited to Celtics tryout". Anchorage Daily News. Archived from the original on September 12, 2013.


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